Anna Hibiscus' Song Research and Development

In collaboration with Theatre Blah Blah Blah and Unicorn Theatre
Funded by Arts Council England

We are undertaking research and early development for a new theatrical retelling of
the story of Anna Hibiscus' Song - our vision is for a piece of theatre that unites the best of African and Western live performance practices to bring to life Anna’s stories and world.


The piece will be a feast of African traditional music and dance, storytelling and chants, where audiences
are enveloped and engaged in the storytelling at every point. It will feature authentic voices from the African
diaspora here in the UK, in a celebration of culture, heritage and the diverse makeup of modern families.
Creating a show that encourages young children (and their grown-ups too!) to recognise the beauty in
difference, the connection in the things that we share and to find magic and joy in the world every day.

Workshops from 16th - 28th August 2021

Full Production to follow in 2022