Ancient Futures

Ancient Futures is a ritual and a party

A collaboration with Unlimited, Ancient Futures fuses music, dance, circus, spoken word and hip hop with design inspired by West African masquerade and Afrofuturism.

Our fabulous Afrinauts arrive from another dimension as curious visitors, welcoming willing participants to witness their unique community.

Audiences are invited to join their ritual as it launches us into a new reality that promises to build a more vibrant, positive and inspiring future than we might otherwise be heading towards.

Conceived and directed by Vicki Dela Amedume (Upswing) and J Spooner (Unlimited) in collaboration with Quantum poet Oneness Sankara with new music by grime artist Afrikan Boy.

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Cast & Creatives

Produced by Unlimited Theatre and Upswing
Music by Afrikan Boy
Spoken word by Oneness Sankara
Dance choreography by Kofi Mingo
Movement Direction by Vicki Dela Amedume
Set design by Becky Minto
Costume design by Izzy Jones-Rigby
Sound design by Thor McIntyre-Burnie

Previous Touring

Corn Exchange Newbury, Brighton Festival, Hatfair, Godiva Festival, BD:Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF), GDIF, Leeds 2023


Ancient Futures is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by LEEDS 2023; Greenwich and Docklands International Festival; Brighton Festival and Stockton International Riverside Festival, Coventry City Council. Co-commissioned by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council for BD:Festival. Creation supported by 101 Outdoor Arts.

The R&D for Ancient Futures was supported by a Blueprint R&D Investment Fund
Images by Paul Blakemore


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