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Award-winning writer, director and choreographer, working across stage and screen. Lanre merges dialogue and movement to tell ground-breaking, socially engaged stories about our world.

A unique element of Lanre’s work stems from Rudolf Laban's movement psychology, enabling him to build dynamic and bold storytelling charged with truth.

Lanre's stage production, SAMSKARA (The Yard Theatre), had a sold-out run, earning a 4-star review from The Guardian & The Stage and securing a place in their best theatre of 2021. Published by Nick Hern Books, it marked his first published script. The play was also nominated for the Alfred Fagon Award for
"Best New Play of the Year".


His solo show, ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (2019), commissioned by the Camden People's Theatre, transferred to the Roundhouse and toured internationally, including Barcelona and Utrecht.

His cinematic work includes THE CIRCLE, which achieved global recognition, screening at over 15 festivals worldwide, including a world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest and winning the BEST DANCE FILM award at the Leeds International Film Festival. The film was subsequently acquired by The Guardian in 2020.

Lanre received the BEST DIRECTOR award for his film, THE CONVERSATION, at the Soul Film Festival 2021 (supported by The British Blacklist & We Are Parable) and BEST DANCE FILM award at the BAFTA-recognized Aesthetica Film Festival.

He collaborates on selective projects as a Movement Director/Choreographer, including PASS OVER (Kiln Theatre), nominated for the BEST CHOREOGRAPHER award at the Black British Theatre Awards, and DEAR MR. SHAKESPEARE (Sundance Film Festival, 2017).

Lanre is also a trained actor (Drama Centre London) and has worked extensively in theatre, film, and TV


Now, I See - Stratford East, 10th May - 1st June 2024.

Developing first feature with BBC FILM.

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"Malaolu's a real talent..."


"One of the UK's most interesting creative minds..."


BBC film, Arts Council England, Jerwood Arts, Sadler's Wells, British Council, Talawa, Barbican, Royal Court, The Old Vic, BFI.

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