Tin Bucket Drum

Company: Imbewu Trust

Tin Bucket Drum weaves together elements of magical realism, shadow puppetry, Kabuki theatre, and live percussion, while offering a fresh twist to the traditional conventions of African storytelling.
Neil Coppen's (2011 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner) play, directed by Karen Logan, follows the story of Nomvula, a spirited child with a revolutionary heart born into a country with a cruel and silent dictatorship.
Critically acclaimed with standing ovations at the Grahams town and Hilton Arts festivals, Tin Bucket Drum won the Audience Vote Award for Best Production at MUSHO2007, A Durban Theatre Award for Best Actress and Best New South African Script 2007, and a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the Grahamstown 2010 festival. It was featured as The Star, Pretoria Times, The Herald and Witnesses Newspapers pick of the Grahams town Fringe in 2007.