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National Theatre renovations already falling apart

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It was a common question among enthusiasts, were the theatre renovations only for the East African Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival (Jamafest) that was hosted by Uganda from September 7-14. Much as the management of the Uganda National Cultural Center (UNCC) said otherwise, the doubters were yet to be …

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Silent Voices carefully tackle Uganda’s LGBTQ issue

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Silent Voices Uganda debuted Just You, Me and the Silence at Bat Valley Theatre at the end of July. Known for their out of this world props, costumes and cast, it was quite unprecedented that they were going to stage their opening acts at Bat Valley Theatre, not that it’s …

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Afri Talent’s Ettottolima is a trip to nowhere

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It’s been argued that theatre is ailing. In fact just last year, a whole debate was held about the matter, much as many enthusiasts of theatre could have argued that the judgement was simply too harsh, ugly reality is that theatre is in a danger zone. And the number of …

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Theatre Festival soldiers on

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“Keep Calm, Ugandan theatre is very safe,” said one of the expatriates that turned up for the Kampala International Theatre Festival that has been going on at the Ndere Centre for five days since 23 November. This was after watching a rather spirited performance of Pamela Keryako in Black, a …

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Kampala International Theatre Festival kicks off

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Theatre in Uganda is thriving! Yet theatre is still struggling, the argument is not just about the traffic not filling auditoriums but even the quality of theatre being showcased. At times works that come to the theatre are not good, yet even when the good ones are presented, there’s usually …

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Afroman Spice’s secret show is quite a dark matter

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Linda Nabasa is quite a happy soul, yet, going by her contribution to the writing of Afroman Spice’s latest production, What’s Your Secret?, girl indeed has some haunted thoughts. After a successful run with their debut Afroman Spice show last year, yesterday, Nabasa alias Nada, Rasheedah Namulondo and Sandra Nankoma …

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