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So Many Reasons review – clever and candid coming-of-age tale
Camden People’s theatre, London
Racheal Ofori is a British-Ghanaian millennial reckoning with sex, spirituality and herself in this refreshing one-woman show.
Headlining Calm Down Dear, an annual festival of feminist theatre at Camden People’s Theatre, is Racheal Ofori’s likable and refreshingly candid one-woman show. So Many Reasons introduces us to Melissa, a British-Ghanaian millennial who wants to take control of her body.
Growing up is always hard to do, but for pious Christian teenager Melissa it proves particularly tough. She transforms from a child accused of being a lesbian because she could run fast into a disillusioned young woman, pinned like a butterfly by the expectations of Ghanaian and western culture and by her religion.