Victoria Falls Theatre
Presents..."Simunye - We Are One"
In the heart of Elephant's Walk Shopping Mall, under the African night sky, a new theatre experience awaits. The Victoria Falls Theatre Company's production of Simunye: We Are One, is a spellbinding fusion of puppetry, dance, music, and visuals that celebrates the universal human desire for connection and belonging.
The production takes place in the Ndlovu Theatre, an intimate venue that seats just 180 guests. The arena is completely open-air, with tiered seating all offering great views of the stage. The colourful stage is covered and lit, with additional theatrical lighting features coming from the technical booth above the audience.
Live stage production at the Ndlovhu Theatre
The story of Simunye is simple yet powerful. Bomani, the son of a chief, is banished from his tribe for failing to perform a traditional rite of passage. He sets out into the African wilderness, accompanied by his only friend, Ndlovu, an orphaned elephant. As the "tribe of two" travel together, they learn valuable lessons about compassion, acceptance, and the strength that lies in unity. They find solace in each other's company and, through their shared experiences, forge a bond that transcends their differences.
The tribe of two - Bomani and Ndlovu
The production seamlessly blends different artistic mediums to create a truly immersive experience. Expertly crafted puppets bring the animal characters to life, while a vibrant musical score underscores the emotional depth of the story. The visuals are stunning, transporting spectators across sweeping landscapes, from arid deserts to lush forests.
Ndlovu fights a lion
At the heart of Simunye is its exploration of love and community. Bomani and Ndlovu's unlikely friendship teaches us the importance of accepting others for who they are, and the power of working together to overcome challenges. The production also celebrates the beauty and diversity of the African continent, reminding us that we are all connected.
Bomani meets the love of his life
Accompanying the captivating visuals and puppetry is a vibrant original musical score that underscores the emotional depth of the story. The music weaves through the performance, accentuating the highs and lows of Bomani's journey, stirring the audience's hearts, and evoking a range of emotions.
Music and dance on stage
Simunye: We Are One is a must-see for anyone seeking a truly unforgettable theatre experience. It is a production that will move you, inspire you, and remind you of the beauty and strength that lie within the human heart.
Join Bomani and Ndlovu on their extraordinary quest and discover the universal truth that binds us all together. In this unforgettable theatre experience, prepare to be moved, inspired, and reminded of the beauty and strength that lie within the human heart.
Guests can dress casually and bring along light but warm clothing for the months of May, June, July and August.
Ndlovhu Theatre is located in the Elephant's Walk Shopping Mall. You can book your ticket with a transfer. If not, you can make your way down to Elephant's Walk. Enter the mall and you will see the staff who will check your ticket and show you the way to go.
What You Need To Know
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