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Our Philosophy

Get inside the heart of tiata fahodzi and find out where we came from, what we are all about and where we’re going.

Places & locations

Though tiata fahodzi was founded in London in back in 1997, our communities and the African diaspora exist beyond arbitrary borders, living nuanced and complicated lives globally.
It’s crucial to us that the stories we tell demonstrate the multiplicity of our experiences. That’s why our work takes place in many locations, from cafes, to parks, to classrooms, to 600-seater theatres.
From the very start, our work has been led by our ever-expanding, growing and shifting community – find out about the rich history and reach of tiata fahodzi below:
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Locations of our work

tickets and ties – Theatre Royal Stratford East

booked – The Tabernacle

bonded – Oval House

makinde – Oval House

abyssinia – Southwark Playhouse

sammy – Theatre Royal Stratford East

steppin out – no location listed

it takes a whole village – Lawrence Batley Theatre

appointment at diamoniques – Lawrence Batley Theatre

tiata delights 2004 – Arcola Theatre

the gods are not to blame – Arcola Theatre

the estate – The New Wolsey Theatre, Southill Park Arts Centre, Salisbury Playhouse, Soho Theatre

tiata delights 2006 – Soho Theatre

joe guy – The New Wolsey Theatre, Soho Theatre

tiata delights 2007 – Soho Theatre

tiata delights 2008 – Almeida Theatre

all african stars gala – Theatre Royal Stratford East

concert of african music – Almeida Theatre

the golden hour – Almeida Theatre

lya–lle – Soho Theatre

blue/orange – Arcola Theatre

stages of independence – BBC World Drama; Radio Theatre

tiata delights 2011 – The Africa Centre

belong – Royal Court Theatre

cave of wonders! – The Club Theatre

the epic adventure of nhamo the manyika warrior and his sexy wife chipo – Kiln Theatre, Watford Palace Theatre, Birmingham Rep

the legend of hamba – Brighton Festival, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Imagine Watford Festival

boi boi is dead – Watford Palace Theatre, Leeds Playhouse

I know all the secrets in my world – Pulse Festival, Latitude Festival, Derby Theatre

aunty aunty: the style consultation – Southbank Centre

aunty aunty: the wash – Watford Palace Theatre

tiata delights 2015 – Watford Palace Theatre

I know all the secrets in my world – Watford Palace Theatre, The Porter Theatre, Pegasus Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse, Soho Theatre, Unity Theatre, Lincoln Drill Hall Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, The Lowry, The Drum, Nottingham Playhouse, Mercury Theatre, The Albany

bricks and pieces – RADA, Latitude Festival

good dog 2017 – Watford Palace Theatre, Queens Hall Arts Centre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Cornerstone Arts Centre, Live Theatre, Midlands Arts Centre, The Albany

mixed brain – Roundabout @ Summerhall

generation afropolitan – Oslo Norway, Johannesburg South Africa, Baltimore USA, Los Angeles USA

diverse christmas – Harris Free School, Stockwell Primary School

good dog 2019 – Watford Palace Theatre, The Quarry Theatre, St Lukes Peters, Sheffield Theatres, Northern Stage, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Theatre Peckham, Folkestone Quarterhouse, Stantonbury Theatre, Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, RADA, Birmingham Rep, North Wall Arts Centre, EM Forster Theatre, Salisbury Theatre, Bernie Grant Arts Centre,

trying to find me – Pulse Festival, Latitude Festival

typical – Shoreditch Townhall, Pleasance Courtyard, Soho Theatre

seeds – Leeds Playhouse, Live Theatre, Derby Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre

"Tickets and Ties was the production my secondary school took us to see. As a young aspiring director I had the opportunity to assist on the workshop of Joe Guy written by the great Roy Williams. I was in a room with brilliant artists, dramaturgically unpicking the narrative as well as exploring how to best stage the play. I later realised that one of my first theatre trips at secondary school was to see Tickets and Ties by tiata fahodzi. The production at Theatre Royal Stratford East was the first time I was seeing the Nigerian community and the Immigrant story on stage. As an Immigrant myself, that experience was really empowering and subconsciously gave me to courage and belief that we can be visible in theatre and possibly have a career telling stories that inspire and affirm belong."

Friendship Model locations

Watford African Caribbean Association
Stanborough Conference Centre
Watford Womens Centre
Leavesden Country Park
Watford Colosseum
Holywell Community Centre

Support us

Everything we do best, we do together. 
There are many ways to join us.

Support us

Everything we do best, we do together. There are many ways to join us.