Opened: June 2011

Sadler’s Wells, UK Tour and International Tour

General Managed

Book by Jim Lewis & Bill T. Jones.
Music & Lyrics by Fela Anikulapu-Kuti.

With a cast comprised from previous National Theatre and Broadway productions Fela! was about the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), Fela! explored Kuti’s controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician. The show was a hybrid of concert, dance and musical theatre.

Awards & Nominations


Olivier Award Best New Musical

Olivier Award Best Actor in a Musical - Sahr Ngaujah

Olivier Award Best Theatre Choreographer - Bill T. Jones