Skip to main content

Mama Afrika

This event has passed

Event details

Zimbabwean born singer, musician and storyteller Anna Mudeka tells the remarkable life story of an iconic South African singer, songwriter and civil rights activist, Miriam Makeba; charting her rise from the townships of Johannesburg to global star, forced into exile for her stand against apartheid and marginalised for championing Black rights.  Told in four character incarnations chronicling a life blighted by hardship, tragedy and struggle, Mama Afrika is a story of hope, determination & song and features many best loved songs including Mbube, Pata Pata and Soweto Blues, embodying an irrepressible spirit and integrity and which earned her legendary status.

Mama Afrika is a solo performance by Anna Mudeka and is produced for family audiences of all ages. Script by Zimbabwean writer Tomas Lutuli Brickhill
Musical direction and special sound effects by John Vigar at Tontena Music
Song backing tracks recorded by Zimbabwean multi-instrumentalist Ziva Guveya
Directed by Tonia Daley-Campbell
Produced by Arts La’Olam.
Originally co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre the show is supported by The Arts Council of England, The Miriam Makeba Foundation and Norwich Theatre.

1 hour and 50 minutes (including an interval)

Members: £13.50

Young Members: £10

Non-members: £15 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)

Storyhouse Card

Storyhouse is charity. We would not exist without the support of our Members.

Become a Member and support us for just £4.99 a month and you will get access to:

  • 10% off most theatre tickets (up to 2 tickets)
  • 10% off cinema tickets (up to 2 tickets)
  • 10% off food and drink in The Kitchen
  • Priority Booking
  • No booking fees
  • Free exchanges

Sign up here