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Performance: Attack of the Shidas, Dec. 15, 16 & 18 2014 @ Carnivore Restaurant

Attack of the Shidas is a thrilling theatre performance with music and dance in English and Kiswahili suitable for all the family.

Dates and Time: Monday December 15th, 16th and 18th (2 shows per day)
1st Show: 11 am
2nd Show: 4 pm
VENUE: The Carnivore Play Ground.
COSTS: KES 500 at the gate, Kes 1,200 lunch package

The Theatre Company of Kenya, in collaboration with Storymoja, created a live performance of the novel ‘The Attack of the Shidas-AKAS Save Planet Earth’ by Muthoni Muchemi.

‘The Attack of the Shidas’ is about children from different communities in Kenya who realize that the only way to save their land from conflict over a well, is by working together. ‘The Attack of the Shidas’ addresses the very delicate and contentious issue of discrimination by providing simple and practical messages to children and adults in an entertaining manner. According to the children who have read the storybook, its greatest attribute is that it makes children more capable of recognising and confronting discrimination. It is expected that the live performances of ‘The Attack of the Shidas’ will contribute to that awareness even more -especially as the play is a great mixture of music, dance and theatre. As all Kenyans will recognise the theme of the play, it is interesting for people from all ages and backgrounds.

The play ‘The Attack of the Shidas’ has been created with the assistance of a professional writer Mr. Joseph Murungu. The production is performed by 6 performers trained by The Theatre Company of Kenya and will last exactly an hour. The cast has a flexible approach to language, so it will be a mix of English, Swahili and local languages.

Directed by Keith Pearson.

December 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

Performance: Weaving Pan-Africanism at the Scene of the Gathering, Dec. 10 2014 @ Alliance Française Gardens

Date: Wednesday, December 10 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7 pm
Entrance free


A performance based on the essay ‘Pan Africanism, diaspora and gender’ that revisits ideas of belonging and identity, calling our attention to the intellectual labour that precedes, accompanies and becomes the legacy of critical inventions embodied in Women’s Acts of Resistance.

December 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

Theatre: Kenya Made in China, Dec. 9-21 2014 @ Alliance Française

Kenya Made in China
Dates: December 9-21, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française auditorium
Time: Weekdays @ 6.30pm, Weekend @ 3, & 6.30pm
Tickets: 500/-

All this time Kenyans have thought that all fake things have come from China. Little do we know that that is a cover-up for the massive fakeness that we have embraced as Kenyans.

A Heartstrings Entertainment production, directed by Sammy Mwangi

December 8, 2014 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

Theatre: Getting Married by George Bernard Shawa, Nov. 28-30 2014 @ Alliance Française auditorium

GETTING MARRIED by George Bernard Shawa

Dates: November 28-30, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française auditorium
Tickets: KES 500
Time: Fri. @ 6pm and Week-end @ 3 & 6pm

On the morning of the Bishop’s daughter’s wedding to a town commoner, events unfold that will change the views about marriage in this society forever.


November 17, 2014 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

[Postponed] Play: They Say I Am, Nov. 14 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Kike Tele Poster
Kike Tele, is an initiative that seeks to tell stories from and about women, they say I am will be re-staged, due to public demand, at PAWA 254 this Friday 14th 6-9 pm.

Tickets: KES 800 at the Gate

The play is an exploration of various stereotypes of women.

November 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

Theatre: Kaggia – written by John Sibi-Okumu, Oct. 31 – Nov. 16 2014 @ Phoenix Theatre / Professional Centre

Dates: October 31 – November 16, 2014
Venue: Phoenix Theatre / Professional Centre
Tickets: Adults KES 500 & Students KES 300
Timing: Wed & Thursday 7 pm | Friday 7.30 pm | Saturday 6 pm [15 & 16 th 3 & 6 pm]

Written by John Sibi-Okumu and directed by Nick Njache

October 31, 2014 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

Performance: HERO – Ololosokuan III, Oct. 17 2014 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

HERO: Ololosokuan III – an exciting collection of Maasai stories

Date: October 17, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Admission: Ksh. 500/=
Time: 6.30pm
Duration: 75 minutes

Checkmate Mido interacted with various maasai elders in Ololosokuan, Ngong’ and collected these stories. Together with reknowned story-teller and theatre makerOgutu Muraya and the hip, versatile urban band Yellow Light Machine created the performance HERO: Ololosokuan in 2013 and HERO: Ololosokuan II in 2014 both performed at the Savannah Sunset Resort/Ololosokuan. HERO: Ololosokuan III is a unique and entertaining performance sequel that will make you wonder just how significant a simple thing like a name is.

Featuring Checkmate Mido, Ondiso Loise Madete, Joseph Gichinga, Mo Pearson, Ricky Matthews Githinji and Maich Better

Tickets will be available at the gate.
Ticket reservations can be made through me (Mido) via email ( or 0703603049

October 17, 2014 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

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