“It’s no surprise that we end up being storytellers in our different ways because you’re just constantly having to reframe your story for the environment that you’re in.” ~ Adjoa Andoh
Adjoa Andoh is a film, television, radio and stage actor, as well as a director and writer. She is known as the voice of Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and won The Guardian’s Best Audiobook of the Year for Tea Time for the Traditionally Built. On stage she has appeared frequently with the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Young Vic - most recently in her critically acclaimed all women of colour production of Richard II at The Globe.
Throughout her career Adjoa has been an outspoken critic of the stereotypes and expectations within the theatre. She has appeared frequently on panels discussing gender parity, as well as LGBTQ and ethnic minority rights. She comes to HowTheLightGetsIn to discuss whether 'colour blindness' is a liberal mistake.
"A gloriously formidable actor" ~ Financial Times