Bilimankhwe Arts brings The Tempest to the UK

Bilimankhwe Arts brings The Tempest to the UK

International theatre company Bilimankhwe Arts presents their new production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by artistic director Kate Stafford and designed by Hazel Albarn, on UK tour in Autumn 2017.

This powerful, passionate and magical production features stunning contemporary African choreography from Shyne Phiri, with an original soundtrack which samples traditional Malawian music. Full of humour and movement, the show is fast paced, urban and exciting.

The Tempest is about patriarchy, colonialism and power, with a multi-racial cast of Native English speakers for Prospero, Miranda, Ferdinand, Trinculo and Stephano, and Native Chichewa speakers for Caliban and Ariel. By bringing together artists from Africa and Europe, the company uses the best from both continents to both entertain and move audiences. The Tempest is supported by Africa Express and Arts Council England.


The Tempest tours the UK from 27 September – 29 October 2017. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit the website.