The Epic Adventure of Nhamo the Manyika
Warrior and His Sexy Wife Chipo

by Denton Chikura

World Premiere
Presented by Tiata Fahodzi in association with Tricycle Theatre

FIVE STARS ‘Absolutely hilarious. A total joy’ WhatsOnStage

FOUR STARS ‘Very funny’ The Times

FOUR STARS ‘A miniature epic and at the same time an outrageous romp…
Noisy, silly and undeniably great fun’
Evening Standard

FOUR STARS ‘Pure fun’ Metro

FOUR STARS ‘A delight from start to finish’ Financial Times

‘Hilariously mad… wonderfully sharp’ Time Out

‘Nhamo you are a legend of African Folklore! Hollywood awaits!’

With just 24 hours to create the ultimate African fable, the superstar cast is missing a hero.

Suddenly, a dashing goatherd appears on the horizon… Nhamo. Is he The One?

Storytelling is turned on its head in this Zimbabwean comedy of epic…epicness!

Tiata Fahodzi – Theatre of the Emancipated – has become the leading British African Theatre company and creates world-class theatre reflecting the cultural experiences of Africans. This is the first production to be directed by Lucian Msamati in his role of Artistic Director and Denton Chikura’s writing debut.

Lucian Msamati (The Nr 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Game of Thrones) directs a superb company which includes Tanya Fear (Kick-Ass 2), Don Gilet (Eastenders, Babyfather), Nyasha Hatendi (The Ghost, ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Whore) and Ery Nzaramba (The Bacchae, The Snow Queen) as Nhamo.

Image: Enid Farber Fotography

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Thu 1 Aug 2013 - Sat 24 Aug 2013

EVENING PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 7.30PM (excluding 5 Aug at 7pm)


£14 Mon 7.30pm, Midweek Mats at 2pm
£20 (£18 conc) Tues - Thurs 7.30pm, Sat Mats at 3pm
£22 (£20 conc) Fri & Sat 7.30pm

Concessions: Registered Disabled, Students, Unemployed, Over 60s and Brent Residents.

Allocated Seating: The theatre auditorium is unreserved seating. For a small additional charge, you can reserve one of the 40 allocated seats.

Midweek Mats at 2pm
Weds 7 & 14 Aug

Weekend Mats at 3pm
All Sats excluding 3 Aug

Access performances:
Captioned Tues 13 Aug
Audio Described (plus Touch Tour 6pm)
Thurs 15 Aug

Press Night: Mon 5 Aug 7pm


£10 Student Wednesdays (Limited offer.ID required).

£10 Senior Ticket for Wed & Sat matinees (Limited offer. ID required).

Standby Tuesdays: There are a limited number of tickets available on Tuesday evening performances from £5 (minimum contribution). These can only be purchased from 10am on the day at the Box Office or 11am by phone.

Group bookings: Buy 10 tickets and get the 11th FREE.

Offers are limited and subject to availability.


Lucian Msamati
Ben Stones 
Lighting Designer: 
Paul Keogan
Composer and Sound Designer: Helen Skiera 
Assistant Director: Anthony Ekundayo Lennon


Tanya Fear
Don Gilet
Nyasha Hatendi
Ery Nzaramba