Theatre & Drama/Spoken Word/Poetry/Music, London.
Tosin Otudeko is the Artistic Director of Garden Theatre Company. She is a songwriter, poet and actress – with developing experience in scriptwriting, producing and directing.
Tosin completed a brief classical acting course at LAMDA, while writing a script which she felt enabled her to combine her persistent passion for music, drama and storytelling in one single yet extremely powerful art-form – the musical.
She recently played the role of Azue in Ahmed Yerima’s play Little Drops about the Niger Delta, produced by Today’s Woman Magazine and Lufodo Productions (Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva Team) for the Rivers State Government.
Under her theatre company, The Garden Theatre, she has produced the following shows; Job’s Wife (Actress, Producer Dec 2007), Music and Lyrics (Producer, Performer – a showcase of music and the spoken word - Mar 2008) and Heartbeat (Writer, Director, Producer Dec 2009 and Producer Dec 2011).
She frequently performs poems from her collection for various corporate, arts and social events - and recently featured in the WIMBIZ (Women In Business and Management)/IMF Dinner in 2011 with a rendition of poems from her repertoire.
Tosin is currently producing her musical Heartbeat while developing further scripts for screen. She is also developing a compilation for her poetry album titled For The Love of Words and Music.
A Manchester University graduate with a first class degree in Chemistry with Patent Law and work experience in various sectors including legal (Lovells, London), consultancy (Accenture, Lagos) and a managerial role in a theatre-skills in business company (Interact, London).
For more information:
Written by Tosin Otudeko with development and additional scene contributions by Debo Oluwatuminu
Songs and music by Tosin Otudeko with track recordings and additional music produced by Efosa Lawal
Heartbeat – An original musical that explores the question – ‘is there such a thing as the Nigerian dream?’.
It tells the compelling tale of a young girl in her homeland Nigeria as she strives to achieve her dreams, while dealing with the loss of her mother and constraints of the society she lives in.
Essentially, it is about making the choice to survive even when circumstances seek to suggest otherwise
With an eclectic mix of memorable songs, a compelling story and an undying passion – Heartbeat hopes to share the travails, triumphs and sounds of its setting – all wrapped up in its universal themes of hope, love and faith – a story we hope to keep telling for years to come.