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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

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

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)

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

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