About the show
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 forMother 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