This World Here…Nomhlaba Le was performed at The Exchange, North Shields and Alphabetti Theatre in May 2018.
“Simply wonderful. Magical, uplifting with the most incredible musical score and a brilliant cast. Highly recommend catching it!” Audience Member
“Very important, beautiful, soulful and I loved every second, every drum beat.” Audience Member
Reviews for the show:
★★★★ – North East Theatre Guide
A journey to a new world full of song and discovery. When faced with a new culture, visiting a new place, what do you bring with you? What do you leave behind?
This international collaboration brings together original music intertwined with traditional South African and Geordie songs, verbatim testimony and storytelling.
This World Here…Nomhlaba Le will take you on a journey exploring community and belonging, celebrating diversity and uncovering our unconscious biases. Asking…where is home?
Created and performed by:
Sanele Mzimela, Phelelani Mzimela, Velaphi Mthimkulu, Samu Khumalo, Sam Bell, Alice Blundell and Stan Hodgson
Directed by Amy Golding
Produced by Sphiwe Xulu and Jen Dewar
Assistant Director Jonluke McKie
This World Here…Nomhlaba Le was commissioned as the flagship cultural project of Newcastles of the World supported by International Newcastle. Funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, Newcastle Municipality KZN, The Department for Arts and Culture (South Africa) The Tyne and Wear Community Foundation (UK).
Read more about the project here.