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King of Mutapa - written by Silvanos Mudzvova

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Starts: 19:30 18 December 2017
Ends: 21:00 18 December 2017
What is it: Theatre/Performance
Organiser: Martin Harris Centre
How much: Free
Who is it for: University staff, Adults, General public

A one-man satire set in pre-colonial, traditional Africa, on how Kings could rule until death.

Come and travel across the world of dictators with Silvanos Mudzvova.

This one-man play is supported by the live performance of traditional African instruments, played by Mbada, a white British man.

Silvanos Mudzvova is a Zimbabwean playwright, theatre director, filmmaker and activist. He is based in the Drama Department within The University of Manchester as part of a year-long residency facilitated by the Artist Protection Fund, a programme of the New York-based Institute of International Education.

A public seminar will be running before the performance on Monday 18th December. The seminar brings together a range of speakers to discuss artists’ rights and protection internationally.

The seminar will take place at the Martin Harris Centre and is jointly hosted by The University of Manchester and the Artist Protection Fund.

For more information, contact Jenny Hughes at


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