tiata delights 2015

tiata delights is back and taking over Watford Palace Theatre with an inclusive festival, bringing artists and audiences together for a jam-packed day of events. tiata delights was the first ever festival to platform British African talent. From the Arcola and the Almeida to The Africa Centre, the festival now makes its home in Watford, bringing the […]

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aunty aunty: the style consultation

Join us at the Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia festival for a style consultation in our pop-up salon… only it’s a salon like you’ve never seen before. Instead of hair and money, we’ll trade tales for time. Take a seat in our hairdressing chairs, share your salon stories and become part of the inspiration behind our brand new play aunty aunty, […]

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boi boi is dead

Afro-jazz legend, father, lover, playboy, husband, rule-breaker, enigmatic force of nature… boi boi is dead. But not forgotten. Zodwa Nyoni is a Zimbabwe-born playwright, poet and performer based in Leeds. A compelling new voice Nyoni presents her first full-length play after a year-long Channel 4 writer’s residency at West Yorkshire Playhouse. boi boi is dead […]

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the legend of hamba

Hamba set off to war. He won and lost empires, became a king, a beggar and a thief. A hundred years later he is no closer to home. the legend of hamba is a contemporary African Everyman play created specifically for outdoors presentation. ‘Hamba’ is an Ndebele word meaning, ‘Walk!’ or ‘Let’s go! Ndebele is one […]

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the epic adventure of nhamo the manyika warrior and his sexy wife chipo

“Nhamo, you are a legend of African Folklore! Hollywood awaits!” With just 24 hours to create the ultimate African fable, the superstar cast is missing a hero. Suddenly, a dashing goatherd appears on the horizon… Nhamo. Is he The One? Storytelling is turned on its head in this Zimbabwean comedy of epic…epicness! Following its triumphant […]

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cave of wonders!

Following the success of the inaugural tiata tamba tamba performances at tiata delights 11, we were delighted to be presenting three nights of surprising and scintillating improvised theatre with a superb team of performers. There was also a workshop, with the excellent Lucian Msamati, on improvised theatre skills.

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belong

belong is an original tiata fahodzi commission from Bola Agbaje, an award-winning rising star of UK new writing. ‘Supporters keh. Forget this country. How many year have you lived here?… Your English is better than the Queen’s and they still call you…’ Election lost, speeches made and controversy stirred – Kayode’s hiding. He’s not even […]

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