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this world here Curious Monkey and Newcastle Arts Development Organisation present This World Here…Nomhlaba Le


When: Tuesday 29th - Thursday 31st May 2018
Show begins: 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age recommendation: 14+
Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins

A journey to a new world full of song and discovery. When faced with a new culture, visiting a new place, what do you bring with you? What do you leave behind?

This international collaboration brings together original music intertwined with traditional South African and Geordie songs, verbatim testimony and storytelling.

This World Here…Nomhlaba Le will take you on a journey exploring community and belonging, celebrating diversity and uncovering our unconscious biases. Asking...where is home?

Created and performed by:
Sanele Mzimela, Phelelani Mzimela, Velaphi Mthimkulu, Samu Khumalo, Sam Bell, Alice Blundell and Stan Hodgson
Directed by Amy Golding
Produced by Sphiwe Xulu and Jen Dewar
Assistant Director Jonluke McKie

This World Here...Nomhlaba Le was commissioned as the flagship cultural project of Newcastles of the World supported by International Newcastle. Funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, Newcastle Municipality KZN, The Department for Arts and Culture (South Africa) The Tyne and Wear Community Foundation (UK)

Curious Monkey

Curious Monkey is an international award winning theatre company founded by artistic director Amy Golding. We create outstanding theatre inspired by people we meet and connections we make in our local community and around the world. We listen to people whose stories are rarely told. Collaborating with a team of award winning artists, we shape these stories into fresh, direct theatre that is rooted in the experiences of the people we work with.






Newcastle Arts Development Organisation (NADO) was formed in Newcastle KZN in 2002 in response to talented Newcastle artists migrating to Johannesburg and Durban looking for greener pastures. NADO was formed to use theatre for education, development training, conflict transformation through entertainment. NADO focuses on conflict Resolution and Peace Building; Crime Prevention; and HIV/AIDS through theatre. NADOs work aims to combat poverty and unemployment through Arts.


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