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The production is now Alfred Fagon Award-winning playwright Mufaro Makubika’s stage adaptation of NoViolet Bulawayo’s Booker-shortlisted novel, has gained exceptional review after opening at Brixton House Theatre. The production is now on it’s now on it’s National Tour where it be seen by audiences in Oxford, Derby, Manchester, Newcastle, Peterborough, Bristol, Sheffield, and Nottingham. Catch this defiant coming-of-age story full of exuberance when you can! Touring until 10 June 2023.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – LondonTheatre1
“Humorous and horrifying in equal measure, the show was a thoroughly engaging experience from start to finish”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – The Guardian
“Director Monique Touko keeps the tone lively with this tough story of Mugabe’s Zimbabwe in which the actors switch race, age and gender with ease”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – The Stage
“Director Monique Touko and writer Mufaro Makubika rejoin forces for this energetic adaptation of NoViolet Bulawayo’s award-winning novel”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – The Rendition
“a powerful exploration of the migrant tale through the lens of a child. It’s a note-worthy coming of age story that touches on politics, racism and mental health in a sincere and authentic way”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Salterton Arts
“We Need New Names is a powerful theatrical experience. These are characters and stories we need more of.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Afridiziak
“The range of acting by the brilliant cast took me through such a range of emotions that this play will certainly be one I won’t forget in a hurry!”

Playwright and Agency Client Mufaro Makubika is represented by Maeve Bolger.

Published: 9th May 2023