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Mbuzeni: Edinburgh International Children's Festival

Mbuzeni: Edinburgh International Children
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Mbuzeni has a redemptive feeling about it. Although it does not glorify death, it demystifies it through a playful mysticality.
Cape Times

Details

    Start date30 May 2018
    End date31 May 2018
  • TicketsEarly Bird Tickets (ends Sat 14 Apr) Adult £12 / Concession £8 / Family £8 per ticket (minimum 1 child, maximum 4 tickets) / Tickets (from Sun 15 Apr) Adult £12 / Concession £9 / Family £9 per ticket (minimum 1 child, maximum 4 tickets)

    Koleka Putuma
    South Africa

    Mbuzeni (the act of asking for an answer from God) tells the story of four orphan girls and their fixation with burials. The story takes place in a tiny remote South African village where the only cemetery that exists separates the villagers from the orphans.

    In this community there are rules and regulations for burials which are strictly observed and strongly enforced. Rules which the villagers have observed and ones the girls continue to break when they play ‘burials’ at the gravesite. Their defiance will come at a price…

    From one of South Africa’s most acclaimed young black female voices, comes a lyrical tale about sisterhood and friendship, infused with dark humour. With singing, music, poetry and the tonal clicking language of Xhosa, Mbuzeni explores obsession in the lives of four young girls.

    imaginate.org.uk / @ImaginateUK

    Venue
    Traverse Theatre

    Dates & Times
    Wed 30/05 13.30, 19.30
    Thu 31/05 10.30, 13.30

    Early Bird Tickets (ends Sat 14 Apr)
    Adult £12
    Concession £8
    Family £8 per ticket (minimum 1 child, maximum 4 tickets)

    Tickets (from Sun 15 Apr)
    Adult £12
    Concession £9
    Family £9 per ticket (minimum 1 child, maximum 4 tickets)

    Visit our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information

    Running Time
    55 mins

    Age Recommendation 
    12 + years and adults

    Seating
    Theatre seating

    Note: Contains themes which some young people may find disturbing

    • Mbuzeni has a redemptive feeling about it. Although it does not glorify death, it demystifies it through a playful mysticality.
      Cape Times
     
     

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