Amazing African musicals don’t come along often. “Shona The Musical” is a rare phenomenon indeed. It brings together a mixed cast of black and white characters which is unusual in African musicals. The wonderful costumes, the intoxicating music, the powerful story is all skillfully told by an insanely talented cast.
The Lion King has been a torch-bearer for African inspired musicals for years, “Shona The Musical” is that new kid on the block which will delight and amaze in equal measure. The story is based on recent events in Zimbabwe. Under Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe burned and the lives of its black and white citizens were thrown into turmoil.
“Shona The Musical” captures the drama of these events and hits its audience in the solar plexus with its sheer audacity. If you are looking for a theatrical experience that will change you forever, come see “Shona The Musical.”
We have just performed in this year's Edinburgh International Festival!
It was a SOLD OUT and critically acclaimed 90 minute presentation.
Shona the Musical Choir is a Scottish/African choir based in Edinburgh, presenting original songs from Shona the Musical.
With an eclectic musical score, exuberant dancing, rhythmic drumming, colourful costumes and a diverse cast, Shona the Musical is a contemporaty portrayal of people’s lived experiences in post-colonial Africa.