Lunchbox Theatre heads off to Zimbabwe 

Lunchbox Theatre children’s rights show ‘Ilifa – the Inheritance'
Published: April 21st, 2015

Lunchbox Theatre children’s rights show ‘Ilifa – the Inheritance'Lunchbox Theatre is very proud to be jetting off to the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) from 27th April till 5th May. We are taking our children’s rights show ‘Ilifa – the Inheritance’ that appeared on the Main Program of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 2014.

Our trip to HIFA is the culmination of a year-long project that brings together four Southern African countries, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South African and 1 European country, Sweden. In 2014 Amanda Valela and Stuart Palmer were selected to represent South Africa at the Assitej ( From Idea to Action initiative at the Bibu Festival in Helsinborg, Sweden. We worked very closely with our European and Southern African counterparts formulating plans to create shows based on children’s rights.

Lunchbox Theatre children’s rights show ‘Ilifa – the Inheritance'The culmination of this work will be the shows that will be showcased at HIFA this year. We are very happy to working together with our African neighbours especially in the light of the xenophobic tragedies that have been sweeping our country.

As a build up to our Zimbabwe tour we are running 7 shows in local schools thanks to the kind support of the National Arts Council of South Africa.

The team of Amanda Valela, Stuart Palmer, Nkosinathi Xipula, Mncedisi Ncedani, Claire Oosthuizen and Nomzamo Maga are very excited to represent our country on the international stage.