The Legend of Hamba (22 June)

22 June 2014
Presented by Tiata Fahodzi

Programme: Greenwich Fair

‘...A beguiling spectacle.’

The Stage

The Legend of Hamba (22 June)

Event information:


13:35, 15:40

Duration: Runs approx. 25 mins


In 1914 young Hamba sets off to war. He wins and loses empires, becomes a king, a beggar, a oligarch and a thief. But 100 years later he is no closer to home and his spirit lives on through a strange and powerful mask. The Legend of Hamba is a modern mystery play created by Tiata Fahodzi, Britain’s leading African theatre company. It is named after the word meaning ‘let’s go!’ in Ndebele, one of the three major languages of Zimbabwe, and its sense of urgency and perpetual forward motion sets the pace for this whirlwind of a contemporary fable. Told in a unique physical style by extraordinary looking characters who have landed from another world, The Legend of Hamba tells us the timeless story of winning, losing and surviving.

Also performing from Mon 23 June – Thu 26 June (20:30) at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E20

Co-commissioned by: Without Walls, Brighton Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Hat Fair and Watford Palace Theatre.

Access infomation:

Getting there:
By train: Greenwich
By DLR: Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich
By bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386
By car: Public car parking off Park Row, Burney Street & Cutty Sark Gardens
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier

For disabled parking in Greenwich click here.
Accessible toilets on site, at Discover Greenwich and St Alfege Park.

Need further information?
Please contact or phone 020 8305 5023.



Location & Map:

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10