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The Vagina Monologues, Apr. 25 2019 @ Kenya National Theatre

Date: April 25, 2019
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 7.30 pm
Entry: KES 5,000/- at the door, and KES 3,500/- Advance


April 23, 2019 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

Esther – The Musical 2019 by PotterHouse School, Apr. 12-14 2019 @ Braeburn Theare – Garden Estate

Dates: April 12-14, 2019
Venue: Braeburn Theare – Garden Estate
FRI. 12
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
SAT. 13
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
SUN. 14
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

From the school that brought you great musical theatre productions such as “Oliver Twist”, “Joseph” and “The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” and “Annie”.

This season we present to you our exciting new musical….”Esther!” A full length Broadway style musical production that will take you on an incredible journey through the biblical story of Queen Esther.

Come and see this story come to life on stage for the first time in Africa at the Braeburn Theatre – Garden Estate from Friday the 12th to Sunday the 14th of April.

See you there!!!

Esther- The Musical” is based on the biblical story of Queen Esther. It’s the story of an orphaned Jewish girl who becomes Queen of Persia, and discovers that her people are to be annihilated by royal decree. She ends up in a dilemma: will she take care of herself or will she take care of her people whose survival seemingly rests on her shoulders?

It will be a full length, Broadway style musical running for two hours. The actors are our students whose exceptional talent in music, acting and dancing will leave you entertained and amazed as they have during the other musicals our school has staged.

Come see “Esther” live at Braeburn Theatre (Garden Estate) and take a journey through the book of Esther in a way you have never seen before!

April 5, 2019 at 11:46 am Leave a comment

Ballet: Dance Centre Kenya Presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Mar. 30-31 2019 @ The Kenya National Theatre

Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) is pleased to announce our first ever full-length production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Opening Night: March 30th at 7:00 pm
Venue: The Kenya National Theatre
Opening Night Gala Tickets – KES 2,500/- Adults, and KES 2,000/- Children

Matinee Performances: March 31st at 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Venue: The Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: KES 2,000/- Adults, and KES 1,500/- Children

RSVP and Ticketing: Call 0705 725 369, 0713 930 549 | e-mail: or

A Shakespearean tale of star-crossed lovers: Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia….and so the plot thickens.

Meantime, Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of Fairies are locked in a dispute. And Puck the King’s servant is dispatched with magic love drops that cause a sleeping victim to fall in love with the first person or creature they see upon awakening. To add to it, a group of craftsmen come into the woods in the midst of it all. Chaos ensues with spells and misplaced potion but eventually all is well.

For one hour before both Sunday matinee performances the queen of the fairies Titania herself will be holding a Rose Petal Party where all of the young audience members will have the opportunity to go backstage to see the magical tree that houses the mischievous Puck, the throne from which Duke Theseus and Queen Hippolyta rule, and the magical donkey head that transforms Bottom, as well as all of the brand new costumes and backdrops up close. They will be given cupcakes and have the opportunity to get the autographs of the stars of the ballet.

This Shakespearean classic will provide the 85 members of Dance Centre Kenya’s elite Ballet Company the opportunity to showcase their talent, while giving young and old audience members alike an opportunity to witness a spectacular event and be whisked away to the land of magic and fairytale. The proceeds from these performances will go to DCK Sponsorship Programme.

Since its inception in 2015, a cornerstone of Dance Centre Kenya’s mission to spread dance throughout East Africa is to include those who come from an underprivileged background. In this cast more than 15% of the performers come from humble means, but the audience would never know, as we are a united team of dancers.

With two new sets from renowned visual artist Naomi Wambui Mwai, all new costumes designed by Nathalie Fusillo and the team at Palacina Interiors, and the ingenuity of Artistic Director Cooper Rust, the sheer magic of theatre will come to life through the elegant medium of ballet this March.

March 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm 3 comments

The Re-Imagined Storytelling Festival, Dec. 15 2018 @ Alliance Française

Date: December 15, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 9 am, for 10 am to 6.30 pm
Tickets: Student/Kids below 12 Years – KES 500/-, Adults KES 1,500/- at the Door

December 8, 2018 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Christmas Play: Disrupted, Dec. 15 & 16 2018 @ Mavuno Hill City

Dates: December 15 & 16, 2018
Venue: Mavuno Hill City
Time: Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 5 pm, and Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 10 am
Entrance: Free

Come laugh, enjoy and have a great time with family and friends as you watch an amazing Christmas play Disrupted. We have TWO shows on Saturday 15th Dec at 5 pm and Sunday 16th Dec at 10 am. Invite your family and friends.


December 5, 2018 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Next Play by Prevail Arts Company: Who’s Your Daddy? Dec. 2 2018 @ Le Rustique – Nanyuki

Date: December 2, 2018
Venue: Rustique in Nanyuki
Time: 3 pm.
Tickets: Gate KES 1,500/-, and Advance KES 1,200/- (Paybill: 910193)

SYNOPSIS: Who’s Your Daddy? 3.
A surreal collection of playlets and monologues stringed together under the ‘Who’s your daddy?’ phrase. With both the figurative and literal meanings explored; the pieces journey from the comical, to the dramatic, to the naughty and even to the philosophical.

This takes the audience through an upbeat yet heartwarming ride that is definitely one to remember.

Directed by Martin Kigondu, the production is led by the stellar cast of Susan Kavathe, Ndaiga Waweru and Bilal Wanjau.

The pieces are curated and partly written by Ndaiga and Kigondu.

November 26, 2018 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

Prevail Arts Company Play: Of Cords and Discord, Nov. 23 & 24 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre (Ukumbi Mdogo)

Dates: November 23 & 24, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre (Ukumbi Mdogo)
Time: from 6 pm
Tickets: KES 1,500/- at the Door and KES 1,000/- Advance. (MPesa Till Number: 187967)

Of Cords And Discord – is a dark humoured thrilling drama that explores how much baggage family relations can hold. From familial cords of siblings to those of couples, does love always conquer all? Joan has called her sister Jane to rush to her ‘could be breakdown’ after Ken (Joan’s celebrity husband) has been caught in another of his scandals. The sisters time together is a montage of nostalgic and heartfelt moments looped in chilling discoveries of their current predicament. Betrayal cuts deep – but so do knives.

The latest Prevail Arts Company production starring Veronica Waceke and Valentine Zikki assures of an ecstatic ride!

Described in the reviews as;
‘Absolutely wonderful! Martin Kigondu will go down as one of the best playwrights of our generation’ – Kenya Scriptwriters Guild.

‘Kigondu’s best whodunit yet’ – Business daily.

November 20, 2018 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

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