Preview by Jack Foley
AMAJUBA: Like Doves We Rise, the magnificent
South African production, returns to London for 40 performances
only, from April 5, following sell-out shows at the Edinburgh
Festival and Barbican last year.
The production, directed by Yael Farber, will run at the Criterion
from April 6, 2005 until May 28, 2005.
Amajuba: Like Doves We Rise is a dramatisation of the
stories of five black people growing up in the impoverished townships
of apartheid South Africa.
The actors bring their own experiences to life using a mixture
of narration, dialogue, mime and song. They share their very personal
experiences with each other and the audience. The stories present
vivid images in both words and movement.
Amajuba: Like Doves We Rise was
created as a celebration of the survival of the human spirit against
the exceptionally harsh environment of apartheid South Africa.
The piece was conceived and written by Yael Farber in collaboration
with the cast.
Amajuba: Like Doves We Rise is an incredibly moving
and powerful show.
The audience reception in Oxford was incredible. Reviews mentioned
that 'you could not hear a pin drop' and the cast received standing
ovations after every performance.
tickets now! (Top price tickets now half price)
Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1V 9LB.
Box Office: 0870 060 2313.
INDIELONDON READER OFFER: Readers can obtain
2for1 tickets for the show when buying top price tickets at £34.50.
Readers need only quote indie when calling the
box office, on 0870 060 2313, and they will get 2for1 top price