Bristol Theatre News

Mugabe, My dad and Me at The Wardrobe Theatre Bristol

A cultural festival celebrating African arts, music and film events, will be bringing a show to Bristol which has just won Best New Play at the UK Theatre Awards.

Mugabe, My Dad & Me, is written and performed by Tonderai Munyevu, with musician Millicent Chapanda providing on-stage support. It tells the story of the rise and fall of controversial politician Robert Mugabe and how he impacted on Munyevu’s family and personal life. The performance will be at The Wardrobe Theatre on Wednesday 16 November 2022.

The play is coming to Bristol this month as part of the city’s annual Afrika Eye Festival. The cultural event, which is in its sixteenth year, sees an annual programme of cinema, arts, food, music and dance coming to the city’s venues. This year’s event runs from 07 – 17 November 2022.

Venues taking part include Trinity Centre, Arnolfini, Arts Complex, Cube Cinema, The Wardrobe Theatre, Coexist and Windmill Hill City Farm.

More theatrical events at the festival includes Barwen Tavaziva’s film of his latest dance work, Boy’s Khaya. This will be screened alongside live dance by members of the Tavaziva company. The film and performance will be at Arnolfini on Thursday 17 November and will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session led by Bawren Tavaziva and choreographers Kennedy Mutanga and Deborah Badoo.

For more information about both shows as well as booking links and other events taking place, visit: