Mugabe, My Dad & Me

English Touring Theatre, Brixton House and York Theatre Royal, in association with Alison Holder by Tonderai Munyevu

Wed 23 - Sat 26 March 7:30PM

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April, 1980. The British colony of Rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe. A born free, Tonderai Munyevu is part of the hopeful next generation from a country with a new leader, Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe, My Dad & Me charts the rise and fall of one of the most controversial politicians of the 20th century through the personal story of Tonderai’s family and his relationship with his father.

Interspersing storytelling, live music from a Gwenyambira (a female mbira player) and some of Mugabe’s most unapologetic speeches, this high-voltage one man show is a blistering exploration of familial love, identity and what it means to return ‘home’.

Bookers for performances of Mugabe, My Dad & Me will receive an offer code for a free ticket to a workshop with writer Tonderai Munyevu on Sat 26 Mar, 11AM-1PM, when their booking has been confirmed, whilst places are available.

Part of the £1 tickets initiative

Image by Jane Hobson

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

Seating for this performance is General Admission, so you can choose where you would like to sit when you arrive, and sit with others in your group who may have booked at different times. Capacity within the auditorium has been capped so that space can be left between groups on the same row.

If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.


"Munyevu is an ambitious and incisive storyteller" ★★★★ The Stage

"Impressively challenging and thought-provoking" ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

"Engaging and passionate" ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

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  • DirectorJohn R. Wilkinson
  • DesignerNicolai Hart-Hansen
  • Lighting DesignerAlexandra Stafford Marshall
  • Sound DesignerNigel Glasgow
  • Assistant DirectorXolani Crabtree
  • Production ManagerSophie Slater
  • CSMCassie Adey
  • Sound No.1Nevison Kusokora
  • Re-LighterJames Stokes

Behind the Scenes

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