Art & LifeSocietyAn appetite for hard-hitting theatre

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Posted on Friday, 01 February 2013 18:34

An appetite for hard-hitting theatre

By The Africa Report

African theatre at home and in the diaspora intends to build on 2012's success.

 

Mies Julie will go to London in March.

By popular demand, the Isango Ensemble will also return to the Globe Theatre with Venus and Adonis for a long run, as well as touring Australia and North and South America.

Feast, a co-production between London's Young Vic and The Royal Court, promises to be an epic exploration of Yoruba culture, tradition and religion as it moved through slavery from West Africa to the Americas.

On board this project are Rotimi Babatunde, Caine Prize-winning author and Gbolahan Obisesan, a UK-based playwright of Nigerian heritage.

In July 2013, Aimé Césaire's A Season in The Congo, which narrates the assassination of political leader Patrice Lumumba in 1960, will unfold in three turbulent acts with the award-winning Chiwetel Ejiofor at The Young Vic in London.

At the Market Theatre in Johannesburg there are plans to revive The Island by Athol Fugard, set in the prison of Robben Island and directed by John Kani.

In Botswana there are plans to continue touring The BedSpread, a play that addresses HIV/AIDS-related issues, devised by a group of young performers known as The Dream Catchers●



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