aunty aunty, let me do your hair

aunty aunty…is a play set in a black hair salon – inspired by real-life and regional residencies – that meditates on beauty, on blackness, on femininity, on society and on community. We’re a company devoted to new work – work that is current, urgent and speaks of the world it was borne from. This means that […]

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aunty aunty, let me do your hair – wip

aunty aunty… is a play set in a black hair salon – inspired by real-life and regional residencies – that meditates on beauty, on blackness, on femininity, on society and on community. #auntyaunty We’re a company devoted to new work – work that is current, urgent and speaks of the world it was borne from. This […]

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Play 2

We’re a company devoted to new work – work that is current, urgent and speaks of the world it was borne from. This means we don’t know what we’ll be doing here – yet – but we promise you’ll be the first to know when we know. In the meantime, sign up to our mailing […]

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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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tiata delights 2011

A presentation of exciting and varied work, tiata delights 2011 took place at the Africa Centre, Covent Garden.   message, Lizzie Dijeh – Ghosts of the Biafran war and the changing face of 21st Century Extremism collide head-on when London youngster Aras, on his uncle’s insistence joins the Igbo Cultural Alliance who are hell bent on […]

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