Photo Credit: Lomedy Mhako
📅 Friday 26th & Saturday 27th August 2022
📌 The Redwell Centre
What to expect
Bunker of Zion brings together an underground collective of artists to tell their incredible stories. Through energetic live music, dance, and song, you will experience a colourful celebration of Zimbabwean culture.
Set in a world where music is forbidden, the Bunker is a centre for joy, a meeting place, a defiant celebration of culture in a hostile world.
John Pfumojena is an accomplished and expressive Zimbabwean musician, performer, writer, and composer. John and his ensemble will be bringing you boundless energy through a number of different art forms. You can expect traditional and modern Zimbabwean dance fusion with break dance and gumboot dance. Make sure to follow @MMAncestors for more information on John’s work.
Bunker of Zion has been developed with artists and communities nationally with the Collaborative Touring Network. People from Wigan, Torbay, Peterborough, Thanet, Medway, Gloucester and Scarborough have shared their stories and talents to make this show. For more information and tour listings, visit www.ctn.org.uk.
GL4's associate artist, JPDL has been working with members of the local community to create parts of the show.
As Gloucester is the last stop of the tour, we will be having a wrap party on Saturday 27th August - including a licensed bar with themed cocktails and Etsi Ki Etsi will be providing amazing Greek Gyros! 🎉🍸🌯
Check out the Bunker Of Zion tour trailer 👉
All performances of Bunker of Zion are Relaxed. This means there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the performance space. Latecomers will be welcomed, and people are free to leave the performance space and return at any time. No changes are made to the lights and sound.
SHOW TIME: 7.30pm
Running time: approx. 60 minutes
As Gloucester is the last stop of The Bunker of Zion tour we will be having a wrap party after the show, food and drink will be available to purchase on the night - Signature bars will be serving a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks including Zimbabwean themed cocktails and Etsi Ki Etsi will be providing amazing Greek Gyros, meat and vegetarian options available. Both accept cash and card on the night.
Venue Accessibility Information
Accessible space, ramped entrance
1x hoisted accessible toilet (Can be used for baby changing facilities), Womens cubicle (non accessible) & Male accessible cubicle
Car park to front of venue
Free on-street parking nearby
Composed by John Pfumojena
Devised by John Pfumojena, with Tawanda Mapanda, Kudzanai Chikowe, Farai Nhakaniso and Niyi Akin
Lighting Designer: Joe Hornsby
Costume Design: MYDEI
Touring Stage Manager: Brent Tan
Production Technician: Matt McLenan
The development of Bunker of Zion has been supported using public funding through Arts Council England, and by the following organisations: Battersea Arts Centre, Tangle Theatre Company, Prime Theatre, National Theatre Music Studio, Jerwood Arts, Strike A Light, Genesis Foundation, Hawkwood College. The following artists have informed the creation of the work: Othnell Moyo, Raymond Mupfumira, Biliard Kambona, Takudzwa Mashonganyika, Tawanda Mapanda, Kudzanai Chikowe, Niyi Akin.