Ako Mitchell

Theatre includes: The Light In The Piazza (Alexander Palace); The Color Purple (Leicester Curve/Birmingham Hippodrome & UK National Tour); Chess (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Bonnie & Clyde (Arts Theatre, West End); Indecent Proposal (Southwark);  Bernstein’s Wonderful Town (Opera Holland Park); Far From Heaven (MTFest 2021); Europa Projekt Season: Europeana and Peer Gynt (RSC); Caroline, Or Change (Chichester, Hampstead and West End); Guys And Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Wild Party (The Other Palace); Ragtime (Charing Cross); The Trial Of Jane Fonda, Klook’s Last Stand (Park); Grey Gardens (Southwark); Misanthropes (Old Vic New Voices); How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Royal Festival Hall); Fences (Duchess); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Donmar); Sweaty Eddie in Sister Act (London Palladium); Mufasa in The Lion King (Lyceum); Dr. Dolittle (UK Tour); The Mystery Plays (Bath Music Festival); Broadway in the Shadows (Luxembourg National Theatre and Arcola).   

Television credits include: FBI: International, The Grinch That Stole Christmas, Hilda, Gameface,  Avenue 5, Best & Bester, Silent Witness, Berlin Station.  

Film includes: Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Lion Vs The Little People, Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, Johnny English Strikes Again.  

Ako directed and co-wrote the short I’m in the corner with the bluebells which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won Best Director at the Mica Film Festival in Brazil. Ako also wrote and directed the short I Promise -winner of the Cineuropa Shorts / Filminute Audience Award.  

Radio includes: Mueller: Trump Tower Moscow, Strangest Weather on Earth.