The Legend of Hamba (23 - 26 June)

23 - 26 June 2014
Presented by Tiata Fahodzi

Programme: Global Streets

‘...A beguiling spectacle.’

The Stage

The Legend of Hamba (23 - 26 June)

Event information:

Type: New Writing, Theatre


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 Hamba tells us the timeless story of winning, losing and surviving.

Also performing on Sun 22 June at Greenwich Fair

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

Access infomation:

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park's Accessibility Map provides information on the accessible facilities that are available on the Park. Download the map here.

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

Getting Here
By Train: Stratford (Underground & Overground); Hackney Wick (Overground)
By DLR: Stratford
By Bus: 388, 308, 25, 69, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 339, 425, 473, D8, N8, N86
By Car: Paid parking at Westfield Stratford City, Stratford International station and the Stratford Centre.


FREE (Limited Capacity)

Location & Map:

Carpenters Lock, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E20