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So Many Reasons © Guy Sanders

Call and Response: So Many Reasons

Racheal Ofori / Zoe Lafferty / Fuel

A series of performances to explore the ideas in You Are Here and encourage audiences to join the conversation. 

My Mum said to me “if you ever have children, don't have girls. They give you too much of a headache.”

So Many Reasons is a story about the unique influence our mothers have on how we understand the world, from the perspective of a first generation British Ghanaian woman. Exploring cultural and generational shifts in how women see themselves and each other, this sassy and soulful new show asks what happens when we realise mums don't always know best.

Racheal Ofori’s previous show Portrait was a critical success, touring extensively, appearing at the Southbank Centre (Women of the World Festival, 2015) and broadcast on BBC.  

Come along to an intimate performance in an informal setting offering a chance to delve deeper and join in a conversation about the ideas explored in the You Are Here programme.

Racheal Ofori Writer and Performer 
Zoe Lafferty Director 
Tanya Stephenson Production Manager & Lighting Designer 
Benjamin Grant Sound Designer 
Lanre Malaolu Movement Director 
Sarah Beaton Associate Designer 

More information about some of the artists:

Racheal Ofori
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Zoe Lafferty
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19-21 August 2019

  • 1hr 30mins approx. (no interval)
  • £12

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book or watch. The 2021 programme will be announced in June.

Racheal Ofori is a British-Ghanaian millennial reckoning with sex, spirituality and herself in this refreshing one-woman show…

The Guardian

Ofori’s show is a big achievement, boldly depicting the weight of cultural heritage amid the pressures of millennial experience and the quest for personal contentment.

The Stage

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Funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Edinburgh Festivals and