In Collaboration with Theatre Blah Blah Blah, Sheffield Theatres and Unicorn Theatre.
16th – 28th August 2021
A new theatrical retelling of the storybook of Anna Hibiscus’ Song by Atinuke. A piece of theatre that unites the best of African and Western live performance practices to bring Anna’s story to life.
The work in progress presentation was a feast of African traditional music and dance, storytelling and chants, where audiences were enveloped and engaged in the storytelling at every point. It featured 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.