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A Season in the Congo runs until August 17, 2013

Win a pair of tickets to see A Season in the Congo at the Young Vic

Afridiziak Theatre News has teamed up with the Young Vic and has a pair of tickets to see A Season in the Congo by Aimé Césaire starring Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Bursting with music and dance, this gripping drama charts the rise and fall of legendary leader Patrice Lumumba, whose passionate determination to free his people from Belgian rule inspired great courage and betrayal. BAFTA Award-winning director Joe Wright (Anna Karenina, Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) directs Chiwetel Ejiofor (BBC’s The Shadow Line, Children of Men, Dirty Pretty Things) in the UK premiere of an epic retelling of a vibrant nation's turbulent first year of freedom. Chiwetel returns to the London stage following his Olivier Award-winning performance as Othello to play Patrice Lumumba in his Young Vic debut. Enter competition A Season in the Congo finishes on August 17, 2013. Book tickets, here.

Review: The Amen Corner, National Theatre | Words: Gillian Fisher
This is a stirring and commanding piece of drama, which will leave any theatregoer lifting up their voice to sing its praises. Read review 

Review: Unrivalled Landscape, Orange Tree Theatre | Words: Gillian Fisher
Unrivalled Landscape pushes the boundaries of modern play-writing Read review | Special offer: Get 2for1 tickets to see Unrivalled Landscape (finishes this Saturday, July 13). See offer Book tickets, here

Review: Once the Musical, Phoenix Theatre | Words: Gillian Fisher
A bar that never shuts, two hearts that can’t be mended and a hoover that doesn’t suck… Enda Walsh’s touching musical is a rollicking romp of a romance set in Dublin’s fair city. Read review

Interview: Cush Jumbo, Josephine and I, Bush Theatre | Words: Gillian Fisher
"I’d been writing Josephine [Baker] and I for a couple of years before the Bush Theatre took it on so I’ve collected a lot of her stuff over the years. I’ve seen a lot of her films, listened to a lot of her music, read a few biographies and her autobiography but surprisingly there are hundreds of clips on YouTube of her dancing and her shows.  We cover the whole of Josephine Baker's life, which is an epic journey in itself". Read interview

Press launch: The Epic Adventure of Nhamo the Manyika Warrior and His Sexy Wife Chipo, Tricycle Theatre
The great British summer is in full swing and the Tricycle theatre is getting into the spirit by embarking on a new partnership with Tiata Fahodzi. More

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Season in the Congo runs until 17 August 2013
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