Theatre: Wanawake wa Heri wa Winsa, Jan. 4-6 2013 @ Alliance
The play is set in Kiambu County in the plush environs of Windsor, Falstaff makes his love and desires know not to one but two married women in identical letters. Upon comparison Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page plot their revenge on Falstaff for being so bold and assuming. The revenge plan unveils itself with almost catastrophic but hilarious consequences. The strength of some relationships with doubts creeping and some grow ever so stronger as the inhabitants of this small town watch and are a part of the unfolding comical events that surround Falstaff amorous adventures.
The cast, we believe, represents the best of East African talent features the gigantic talent from Tanzania, Mrisho Mpoto as Falstaff as well as Ogutu Muraya, Neville Misati, Mourad Sadat, Eric Wanyama, Veronica Waceke, Sylvia Namussassi and Kitt Nyan’aya Kiarie.
Wanawake wa Heri wa Windsor
The production was well received at the Globe to Globe Shakespeare festival in London England in April 2012 and received 5 stars from the Guardian Newspaper. Dubbed “Visually intoxicating” and “slapstick…..tinged with genius” by Andrew Gilchrist of The Guardian it is a must see for any theatre lover and enthusiast.
In November 2012 , the production has a successful tour of 3 cities in India it featured at Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival in Hyderabad , Ranga Shankara Shakespeare Festival in Banagalore and the United World College (UWC) in Pune.
“a seamless performance providing hilarity non-stop.” Margaretta wa Gacheru, Daily Nation