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Tavaziva: Boy’s Khaya

TICKETS:* £10.00 - £16.00

Powerfully moving and personal, BOY’S KHAYA is the latest work and account of Bawren Tavaziva’s early life in Zimbabwe told through a mesmerising combination of Contemporary, Ballet and African dance, with a music and spoken-word soundtrack.


Artistic Director Bawren Tavaziva has created a deeply relevant new work that questions who we are today in this divided world.


Performed by five outstanding Dancers, post-colonialism and injustice create a rich source of untold truths in BOY'S KHAYA, making this extraordinary thought-provoking work a comment on what it is to be human.


BOY’S KHAYA, or ‘servants house’, is a colonial legacy still existing today in Zimbabwe. It refers to living quarters used for Black servants, in stark contrast to the luxurious suburban dwellings of the white families. The work draws evocative memories for Bawren who grew up in one and speaks passionately, through dance, about the fragility of human beings, sparking intense emotions about Bawren’s early life in the 70’s and 80’s under Mugabe’s rule.

Please Note: Boy’s Khaya includes a series of flashing lights and depictions of race-related violence.

Tickets: £16.00
Concessions: £13.00
Student: £10.00
Footlights/Groups 10+: Discount Applies

A £1 ticket levy is included in all stated ticket prices


We are offering discounted tickets for Abri Housing Association residents for this event. If you are an Abri customer and have not received a discount code please contact the Abri Customer Service Team or the Octagon Theatre & Westlands Entertainment Venue Box Office.

Abri are proud to be sponsoring this event. 


Duration: 60

  • Tue 28 Sep 7:30 PM £10.00 - £16.00
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