At the ASHA Centre we are busy preparing for a group of young South Africans from the townships of Johannesburg. They are coming to us on a leadership programme with special emphasis on theatre work which they greatly enjoy. The ASHA team have been twice to South Africa this year to work with them at the Bishop Trevor Huddleston Centre and now they are coming to us to perform a play written by Alex called “Zanandule, the spirit of the elephant”.
Zanandule tells the story of a dying chieftain with a guilty conscience. Forced by his ancestors to look back on his life, the chief sees his mistakes: his cruelty to his brother, his theft of the crown and, above all, his betrayal of Zanandule. Featuring traditional South African music and dance, as well as life-size elephant puppets, Zanandule is a production you will never forget!
Last year’s South African group hosted at the ASHA Centre returned to Johannesburg and performed their play “An African Love Story” for Nelson Mandela at his home. This year’s young people are hoping for similar success.
GLOUCESTER – Saturday 10th July 7.30pm The Picturedrome Theatre 162-166 Barton St.
LONDON - Saturday 17th July 7.30pm Steiner Theatre, 35 Park St.NW1 6XT Underground Baker St)
For all performances enquiries and reservations please ring:ASHA Centre 01594 822330 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org