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Hamba back on the road
Saturday, 14 June 2014


The Legend of Hamba

After next week's The Epic Adventure of Nhamo at the Birmingham Rep (http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/the-epic-adventure-of-nhamo/), we're takingTHE LEGEND OF HAMBA to Greenwich & Docklands International Theatre Festival. Here's a review of 'Hamba' by The Stage: http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/39851/brighton-festival-the-legend-of-hamba and here's an interesting description of the show http://www.festival.org/whatson/141/the-legend-of-hamba-22-june/

Performing at
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 : Sun 22 June (13:35 & 15:40)
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 : Mon 23 June – Thu 26 June (20:30)

Also performing at
Imagine Watford Festival : Sat 28 June - Sun 29 June
Winchester Hat Fair : Thu 3 Jul - Fri 4 Jul

 
Billy Kahora's The Gorilla Apprentice, read by Ery Nzaramba
Friday, 13 June 2014

I met Billy Kahora at the launch of "Rwanda in Photographs" exhibition in Somerset House in April. He'd been in Rwanda to do literary work and introduced his short story The Gorilla Apprentice - which features a Rwandan connection though it's set in Kahora's native Kenya. The story has been nominated for this year's Caine prize and here's my reading of it.

https://soundcloud.com/caine-prize/billy-kahora-the-gorillas-apprentice-podcast

 
Nhamo on the road...
Friday, 30 May 2014
Nhamo TourLast night we started the tour at Watford Palace Theatre. Very strange and yet familiar sensation for me - when we got that same audience reaction at precisely the same moment in the play... With a different cast than last year at the Tricycle Theatre (I'm the only returning member), the play inevitably changed, mutated, adapted, morphed...until the missing element was added last night: the audience. Long may Nhamo's adventure continue! After Watford (29-31 May), he and his sexy wife Chipo are heading to Oxford (The North Wall, 3-4 Jun), back to London (CLF Art Café Peckham, 6-13 Jun), and Birmingham (Birmingham Rep, 18-21 Jun)
 
On world tour with Peter Brook's Bouffes du Nord
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
The SuitYesterday I had the honour of meeting Peter Brook and Marie Hélène Estienne in Paris at his Theatre des Bouffes du Nord and was offered to be part of the cast to tour "The Suit" worldwide, starting with Australia this year. I'd always dreamed to work with Peter Brook and his company, so it is a dream come true. Ironically, I'd always thought it'll be my French that'll get me there, but this version of The Suit is in English.
 
Filming The Gates of Vanity soon

In August I'm filming The Gates of Vanity, in which I play the role of Andrew. The film will be shot in London.

"Ben, a family man with "manageable" addictions, befriends Andrew, a homeless man apparently with none. On the strength of a mutual passion for football, he invites Andrew to stay, whilst wife and kids are away, to help decorate. A minor misunderstanding leads Andrew into psychosis and, suddenly, Ben finds himself hostage to a controlling, religious zealot with more guile and spiritual insight than Ben could possibly have imagined from within his formerly cosy, secular paradigm. Who is fooling whom, in this tense, claustrophobic, psychological thriller?" 

 
Split/Mixed in London
Monday, 07 April 2014
Split/Mixed In the wake of commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, I was honoured to be asked to perform Split/Mixed at Somerset House on 28th April, for King's College's "Rwanda in Photographs" exhibition.
 

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