The House of Jollof Opera


Adeola is a budding chef. He brings style and his specialty, vegan jollof. Asha is a tired, hard-working boss of a neighbourhood café. Will her job criteria barriers deter Adeola, or will he bring the flavour party she needs?

Welcome to The House of Jollof Opera, written by Tumi Williams as an exploration and expansion of the operatic form, and directed by Sita Thomas, a multidisciplinary director. The creative duo enjoyed developing their collaborative relationship, bringing their own cultural heritages to the piece, and engaging in contemporary opera in Cardiff.

Celtic Film Award Winner at Focus Wales Film Festival 2022

ITV News Wales Interview with Sita Thomas and Tumi Williams

Music Theatre Wales - New Directions: The House of Jollof Opera Trailer


Writer, Composer & Performer - Tumi Williams
Director & Dramaturg - Sita Thomas
Co-writer & Performer - Asha Jane
Talking Drums Sample - Ayo Lademi
Sound Designer & Engineer - Sanders at Kings Road Studio
Film & Edit - Marcus Georges & Nick Wotton for Redbrck

Special thanks to Neighbourhood Kitchen & Bedrooms