Paradise. Home of 10-year-old Darling and her friends: four children on the edge of innocence. A playground overflowing with mischief and games where they imagine countries a luxurious life away from theirs in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. But when Darling moves to Michigan, the western world she encounters as a teenager is far from the American utopia of her dreams…
An unflinching and powerful story that will stay in your mind and your heart.
The novel We Need New Names was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the Guardian First Book Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, and won a Betty Trask Award, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, the Etisalat Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction.
It is now adapted for the stage for the first time.
POST SHOW Q&A
Don’t miss out! – Fifth Word Theatre and New Perspectives will be hosting a short post show Q&A after the show on Friday 12 May with casts and creatives.
/"The significance of this play will remain immeasurable"The Stage
/"Playful staging...smart dramatisation"The Guardian
/"Makubika brings a fresh perspective to this story...capturing the audience's attention from start to finish"Rendition