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Musical and Performances: Annual Paa ya Paa Mama Christmas, Dec. 15 2019 @ Paa ya Paa – Ridgeways


Date: December 15, 2019
Venue: Paa ya Paa, Ridgeways
Time: from 10 am

December 13, 2019 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Teacher Wanjiku at 10, Dec. 11 2019 @ Alliance Française


Date: December 11, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 6 pm
Entry: KES 1,000/-

Wanjiku the Teacher, Kenya’s most recognized female comedian’s career took off at the Alliance Française back in 2009 when she appeared as Wanjiku, a Swahili teacher with a deep Kikuyu accent, in the Heartstrings Kenya play ‘The 43rd Kenyan Tribe’. She returns to celebrate 10 years in comedy.

Teacher Wanjiku has recently been feted with a Lifetime Achievement Award for a decade in comedy in the USA.

The show will also feature sketches by the Alliance Française students and a guest appearance by Larry Asego.

December 5, 2019 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

Theatre: Francis Imbuga’s Aminata – A Play by Strathmore Drama Society, Nov. 8-10 2019 @ Alliance Française Auditorium


Dates: November 8-10, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium

November 5, 2019 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

Theatre: Too Early For Birds, Nov. 9 & 10 2019 @ Visa Oshwal Community Center


Due to massive public demand, Too Early For Birds is bringing the 5th edition back on stage, directed by Mugambi Nthiga. This edition tells stories from the life and death of TOM MBOYA. There will be two shows on 9th November 2019 and two shows on 10th November 2019 at Visa Oshwal Community Center, Nairobi, Kenya.

Show schedule
9th and 10th November 2019: 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM (each day)
Tickets are available here: https://mookh.com/store/event/too-early-for-birds

About
Too Early For Birds is a series of theatrical storytelling productions retelling stories from Kenyan history in a fresh, funky style and from the lens of today’s young generation. Since 2017, they have narrated stories about Wangari Maathai, The Nyayo House Survivors, Zarina Patel, Timothy Njoya, Field Marshal Muthoni Wa Kirima, Otenyo Nyamatere, Syokimau, William McMillan, the resistance at Lumboka and Chetambe forts, Wanugu, Wacucu and Rasta, amongst many others.

The production grew from a collaboration between Owaahh (from the award-winning history blog: owaahh.com) and two performing artists: Ngartia and Abu Sense. Executive Produced by Story Zetu, it has proceeded to sell out 14 of 20 stagings and redefined how stage performances are packaged, marketed, and consumed.

November 1, 2019 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

Theatre: Breathe II – Stories by Jackson Biko, Jul. 18-21 2019 @ Alliance Française Auditorium


Dates: Until July 21, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Friday – 6 & 8 pm, and Sat. & Sun – 3 & 6 pm
Tickets: KES 1,200/- at the Door

July 19, 2019 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Play: The Dying Need No Shoes, Jul. 12-14 2019 @ Cheche Gallery – Kenya National Theatre


Dates: July 12-14, 2019
Venue: Cheche Gallery, Kenya National Theatre
Time: Friday – 6 pm, Saturday 4 and 7 pm and Sunday 3 & 6 pm
Tickets: Students KES 500/-, Advance KES 1,000/- and at the Gate KES 1,500/-

For Advance Tickets: Pay Bill Number 936862 / Account Number Falme Arts

July 1, 2019 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Theatre: Written on the Body, May 30 – June 2 2019 @ Alliance Française


Dates: May 30 – June 2, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française

May 28, 2019 at 2:14 pm Leave a comment

Monologue Series: Who is Your Daddy? III Jun. 1 2019 @ National Theatre – Ukumbi Mdogo


Dates: June 1, 2019
Venue: National Theatre – Ukumbi Mdogo
Time: Saturday – 3 and 6 pm
Tickets: KES 1,500/- at the Door, and KES 1,000/- Advance

May 16, 2019 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

Performance: Mrs Lucy Goes to Africa, May 8 2019 @ Karen Country Club


Date: May 8, 2019
Venue: Karen Country Club

May 2, 2019 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Play: Poison Ivy, May 3-4 2019 @ Alliance Francaise Auditorium


Dates: May 3-4, 2019
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 6 and 8.30 pm

April 29, 2019 at 2:04 pm Leave a comment

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
Time:
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

Description
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: info@dancecentre.co.ke or kitisuru@dancecentre.co.ke

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.

ENTRANCE IS FREE!! #Disrupted

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)

SYNOPSIS
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 1 comment

Performance: The Nutcracker by Dance Centre Kenya, Dec. 1-2 & 8-9 2018 @ the Kenya National Theatre, GEMS Cambridge Auditorium and International School of Kenya


Opening: December 1, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: 6 pm (Cocktail Hour); performance – 7 pm
Tickets: KES 3,000/- for Adults and KES 2,000/- for Children

Dates: December 2, 8 & 9, 2018
Venues: Kenya National Theatre, GEMS Cambridge Auditorium and International School of Kenya, respectively

About
Dance Centre Kenya is proud to introduce to you our fourth full length Nutcracker performance. This year, for the very first time in Kenya, we have a live Orchestra – The Nairobi Philharmonic – performing the full score of the Nutcracker together with the Ghetto Classics Children’s Choir as they accompany the ballet cast.

They will be under the baton of American Conductor Jonathan Rush joined by additional musicians coming from Europe. Paul Nduati, who has featured in the Kenyan classical music scene as a piano accompanist over the last 10 years, will be the orchestra’s pianist.

Dance Centre Kenya’s Artistic Director Cooper Rust is delighted to welcome international dancer Baris Erhan of the Turkish State Opera and Ballet, who will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Cavalier. Alongside him, on opening night only, Dance Centre Kenya’s own Joanna Priwieziencew will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy with Artistic Director Cooper Rust performing the role of the Snow Queen.

Children will enjoy Sugar Plum Tea Parties one hour prior to all Sunday performances with juice, cupcakes and sweets plus the opportunity of a backstage tour and the chance to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and the other characters from the ballet.

This season’s shows are as follows:
Opening Night
Saturday, 1st December 2018 at The Kenya National Theatre at 6.30 pm. Tickets: Ksh. 3,000 (Adults), Ksh. 2,000 (Children)

First Matinee
Sunday, 2nd December 2018 at The Kenya National Theatre at 11.00 am and 2.30 pm (Two shows). Tickets: Ksh. 2,000 (Adults), Ksh. 1,800 (Children)

Additional Show
Saturday, 8th December 2018 at the GEMS Cambridge Auditorium at 7.00 pm. Tickets: Ksh. 1,500 (Adults), Ksh. 1,200 (Children)

Second Matinee
Sunday, 9th December 2018 at International School of Kenya at 1.00 pm and 4.30 pm (Two shows). Tickets: Ksh. 1,500 (Adults), Ksh. 1,200 (Children)

For more information and to book your tickets, you can contact the Hardy Studio location on 0705 725369 or Lavington Studio location on 0796 370937.

November 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Play: Matchstick Men – A Martin Kigondu Play, Nov. 10 2018 @ the Kenya National Theatre


Prevail Arts Company presents ‘Matchstick Men.’ – A Martin Kigondu play.

Date: November 10, 2018
Venue: the Kenya National Theatre
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: KES 1,000/-

SYNOPSIS: Memories shape lives but what happens when one cannot remember? What if our minds choose to block out memories that cause us pain? Set about a year after the country’s post election violence – the play peeps into the journey of Seth and Fathili as they share a fervent session trying to unwrap their entangled memories.

This is in the hope of not only finding a way forward but also retouching fragments of family and perhaps even themselves. What unfolds is an intense drama that questions what it means to be a man, a parent and even a nation; a hard hitting drama about healing and pain and the distance between the two.

Written and Directed by Kigondu Martin – the Prevail Arts Company production stars Immanuel Mulili and Bilal Mwaura.

November 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment

Stories from Nairobi Matatu Women, Oct 26-28 2018 @ Alliance Française Auditorium


Dates: October 26-28, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Tickets: Advance Tickets Ksh. 1,000/-. (Buy your tickets: MPESA: Paybill No: 961700 Account No: 00520)

About
Over the course of the past two months, Flone Initiative Women in Transport (WIT) program has been working with a dedicated group of WIT members to create a play that communicates some of the challenges, achievements, hardships and joys of women who work in Nairobi’s matatu industry.

There will be three showings of this performance at Alliance Française on Oct. 26th at 6:30 pm and 27th October at 3pm and 6pm

Proceeds from the play will go back to supporting Flone’s WIT program and the amazing women who move the city!

October 13, 2018 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

Performance: ‘Breathe,’ Stories by Jackson Biko, Oct. 19-21 2018 @ Alliance Française


Breathe will be staged at Alliance Française on the 19th, 20th and the 21st of October, 2018

Dates and time: Friday 19th @7pm, Saturday 20th @7pm and Sunday 21st @3pm and 6pm
Advance tickets by October 18th at 1000/= and 1200/= at the door. Students @800/=
Till number 588379

Contacts: Tel 0722232059/0207852031/0782232059

Tickets available at Asanand music shop inside 8to8 mall on Moi avenue and Alliance Francaise.

October 9, 2018 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Musical: Tinga Tinga Tales, Until Sept. 30 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre


Dates: Until September 30, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre

September 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment

Theatre/Classic Comedy: The Prisoner in Us (What Men Go Through!), Sept. 21-23 @ Alliance Française


Date: September 21-23, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Tickets: KES 1,000/-

September 11, 2018 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

Auditions: for ‘Girl Touch Your Waist,’ by The Theatre Company, Sept 12 & 13 2018 @ Karen Village


Dates: September 12-13, 2018
Venue: Karen Village
Time: 10 am – 1 pm

September 7, 2018 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Circus: Fun City Under The Dome by Jones & Keaton, Sept. 8 2018 @ Sarakasi Dome


Sarakasi Dome, The Spanish Embassy and Cultural routes foundation have the pleasure to invite you to ¨Fun City Under The Dome¨ a circus performance by Jones and Keaton. Clowns stemming from the music hall. They combine in their show dancing, unicycles, hats, acrobatics, juggling and rola bola. These sensitive characters draws us into a clumsy universe where nothing goes according to plan.

Date & time: 8 of September, 10:00 AM
Venue: Sarakasi Dome

About
Circus provokes visceral reactions and embodies the big stuff of life — risk, trust, fear, freedom, life and death — in every step. Go on, give it a try!

September 7, 2018 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/Play: Of Cords and Discord Ft. Valentine Zikki and Veronica Waceke, Sept. 9 2018 @ Le Rustique – Nanyuki


Date: September 9, 2018
Venue: Le Rustique, Nanyuki

Time: 3 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 1,200/- (Pay Bill 910193) and KES 1,500 at the Door
Written and directed by Kigondu Martin and produced by Wanjiku Mwawuganga.

SYNOPSIS
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 assures of an ecstatic ride!

August 29, 2018 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

Play: Of Cords and Discord Ft. Valentine Zikki and Veronica Waceke, Sept. 2 2018 @ Braeburn Theatre, Braeburn – Gitanga Road


Date: September 2, 2018
Venue: Braeburn Theatre, Braeburn – Gitanga Road
Time: 3 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 1,000/- (M-Pesa Number 0725 832 607) and KES 1,500 at the Door

Written and directed by Kigondu Martin and produced by Wanjiku Mwawuganga.

SYNOPSIS
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 assures of an ecstatic ride!

August 27, 2018 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Theatre/Performance: Too Early for Birds – The Brazen Edition, Jul. 27-29 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre


Dates: July 27-29, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: KES 1500 at the Gate and KES 1000 Advance

July 20, 2018 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Musical: Sarafina, Jul. 20-22 2018 @ the Kenya National Theatre


Dates: Jul. 20-22 2018
Venue: the Kenya National Theatre
Time: Listed on the Poster
Tickets: KES 1,500/- at the Gate and KES 1,200/- Advance

About
Award winning Kenyan Actresses Brenda Wairimu (Mali, Disconnect) and Makmzee Mwatela (Mali – NTV), stars in SARAFINA musical directed by Stuart Nash who is an artistic director at the Kenya National Theatre. The musical is set to take place in July 20th – 22nd.

The show is based on the original film written in 1992 which tells the story of a young black student struggling to fight apartheid in South Africa. The film is centered on students involved in the Soweto riots, opposing the use of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools.

Other co- stars are Patrick Oketch (Mother-In-Law), Hellen Mtawali (Tusker Project Fame) and Music star, Gilad.

July 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm Leave a comment

Play: The First Lady – An Adaptation of the Duchess of Padua by Oscar Wilde, Jul. 20-22 2018 @ Alliance Française Auditorium


Dates: July 20-22, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Friday 6 pm, and Weekend 3 & 6 pm
Tickets: KES 600 at the Gate and KES 450 Advance

Produced by Paul Ochieng, and directed by Nick Muthama and performed by Students of Strathmore University.

July 19, 2018 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

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