"Shona The Musical” is based on real events. It is the story of three friends – Sabelo, Mujuru and Harry - who grew up playing happily together in the rural areas of Zimbabwe. Their youthful tranquility and friendship is shattered when Mujuru’s mother dies in a jail cell after being arrested by Harry’s uncle, a white police captain.
Meanwhile Sabelo meets with better fortune. He receives a generous scholarship from Harry’s father (who is a major local landowner) to join Harry to study in Scotland.
Sabelo returns years later to take his rightful place as chief of the Shona people, with his Scottish fiancee, Joanne. Their marriage enrages Mujuru, who despises white people and blames them for his mother’s death and his lack of opportunities in life.
As the major general in Robert Mugabe’s army, Mujuru wants to return the land to the indigeneos black population and is hellbent on settling old scores and riding Zimbabwe of all white people, by any means necessary.
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.
"Shona The Musical" is aiming to be the next big African Musical hitting Broadway and West End stages. We appreciate your support and look forard to welcoming audiences globally in the near future. Please get in touch for further information, Thank you!