Posts tagged ‘national theatre’
Puppetry Festival: Hungarian Revolution Puppet Show, Oct. 18 & 20 2016 @ Alliance Française & National Theatre Respectively
About 1956 – A Tale of Freedom
The Embassy of Hungary and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland present the puppet show ‘1956 – A Tale of Freedom’
The performance commemorates the turbulent events of October 1956 in Eastern-Europe and marks the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution.
The show is directed by the Polish actor-director Katarzyna Kuzmicz-Mészáros and features puppeteers from Hungary, Poland and Kenya who animate life-size puppets in this modern interpretation of 1956 revolution.
The project is part of the International Puppetry Festival (IPFEST) 2016 that takes place in Nairobi on 15-22 October 2016.
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Musical: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Coat by Stuart Nash, Oct. 23-25 2015 @ Kenya National Theatre
Dates: October 23-25, 2015
Venue: National Theatre
Come learn African and Afro-diasporic movement and rhythms every
Thursday from 6.00pm-7.30pm at Ukumbi Mdogo, Kenya National Theatre, Harry Thuku Road, opposite the Norfolk Hotel.
Featuring movement and inspiration from Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba and Haiti.
Charges Kes 1,000 only.
Wear comfortable clothing and carry water.
RSVP on firstname.lastname@example.org
Screenings: National Theatre Live’s broadcast of The Audience, Jun. 15 & 28 2014 @ National Museum & Brookehouse Respectively
CrossCulture XC brings you the third production in its Theatre Series: National Theatre Live’s broadcast of The Audience is coming to Nairobi from the Western End in London. Dame Helen Mirren (The Queen, Red, The Debt and Hitchcock) and Peter Morgan (director of The Queen, The Last King of Scotland, Frost/Nixon) come together once again for a performance about Queen Elizabeth II. The audience is bound to be another spectacular production with Mirren as the head of the British crown.
For 60 years Elizabeth II has met each of her 12 Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.
From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.
The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.
The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.
Dates and Timings
June 15th – National Museum of Kenya, Museum Hill
June 28th – Brookhouse School, Magadi Road, Karen
Bar and open seating from 2pm | Screening from 3pm
Celebrations: Kenya at 50 Celebrations by Kenyatta University – Reflection of an Era, Feb. 15 2014 @ National Theatre
Journey through Kenyan music over the last 50 years, presented by students past and present, of Kenyatta University.
The show will be at the Kenya National Theatre on Saturday February 15th at 3 & 6.30 pm. Tickets are Kshs 500/-.
Special Appearances by: John Nzenze, Joseph Kamaru, Otieno Aloka, J.B. Maina, Eric Wainaina and Wahu.