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Fri 15 May - Sat 30 May

Mugabe, My Dad & Me


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Venue The Studio, York Theatre Royal

Matinee(s)2:00pm Sat, 2:30pm Thu

Price From £15.00

Mugabe, My Dad & Me

Fri 15 May - Sat 30 May

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Fri 15 May - Sat 30 May




2:00pm Sat, 2:30pm Thu

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The Studio, York Theatre Royal


From £15.00


A high-voltage one man show

“Something strange happens when the past comes crushing into you, right in the present.”

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 and 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 Mugabe’s unapologetic speeches, this high-voltage one man show is a blistering exploration of identity and what it means to return ‘home’.

Shortlisted for The Alfred Fagon Award 2019.

Don’t miss the post-show Q&A following the 7.45pm performance on Tuesday 26 May.

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Produced by

York Theatre Royal and ETT in association with Alison Holder

Written by

Tonderai Munyevu

Directed by

John R. Wilkinson

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