Mother Africa at Peacock Theatre tickets
Mother Africa at Peacock Theatre tickets

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About the show

The breathtaking circus company Circus of the Senses returned to London in 2017, taking audiences on an exciting and enlightening discovery into a vibrant and moving depiction of Africa, having come to the Peacock Theatre for a run between 21st February 2017 and 11th March 2017.

The show featured a huge range of dancers, singers, acrobats and musicians from seven African countries, blending breathtaking acrobatics, beautiful costumes, incredibly singing, catchy beats and some of the tightest dancing on the West End stage.

The shows brought the beats of daily life in the South African town of Khayelitsha to the London stage in one of the most jam-packed and exciting shows of 2017.

Over two million people call Khayelitsha their home, making it the single largest township in South Africa. In spite of the fact that many people have little money and the area is incredibly overcrowded, it is a region packed of optimism, vibrancy and the rhythm of the country. The show is based on this hustle and bustle, fusing together a range of traditional and contemporary African music and performing arts.

Mother Africa has toured all around the world, with over one million people having seen it in tours or Europe, Australia, Africa, New Zealand and the Middle East during its over five year run. Having made its Edinburgh Fringe debut in August 2015 it became a much loved favourite of audiences, as well as being nominated for Best Show at the Drama Desk Awards during its New York run.

Mother Africa at the Peacock Theatre featured a diverse range of performers, all trained at the prestigious Circus College in Dar-es-Saalam in Tanzania, where skills are taught for free and the very best students have the life changing opportunity to tour the world with the show.

With performances having began at the Peacock Theatre on 21st February 2016 and having ran until 11th March 2017, this was one spectacular show that is was not to be missed for those who love to see an electrifying variety of singing, dance and acrobatics.

Recommended for

Mother Africa is perfect for anyone who wants to see a vibrant circus performances, but one with a vibrant and beautiful underpinning narrative. With the fantastic fast paced life of the Khayelitsha streets brought to life, this is certainly not to be missed.

Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for young children

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours (including an interval)
Opened: 21 Feb 2017
Press night: 22 Feb 2017
Booking from: 10 Mar 2017
Booking until: 11 Mar 2017

Location and map

Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street, Off Kingsway
London, WC2A 2HT

2 Reviews Add review

FANTASTIC talent within this cast of people - they showcased their skills brilliantly - you were on the edge of your seat enjoying... More

alanmoore 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Brilliant show, such fit people, really brilliant.

salinas 103 reviews, 8 helpful votes