Get £10 tickets for We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo – Brixton House

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo, Brixton House
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo, Brixton House

Brixton House
28 April – 6 May 2023

About the show
Based on the novel by NoViolet Bulawayo, the first Black African woman and first Zimbabwean to be Booker Prize-shortlisted, We Need New Names is a defiant coming-of-age story following 10-year-old Darling’s journey from Zimbabwe to America.

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…

“…often heart-breaking, but also pulsing with colour and energy”
The Times on the novel We Need New Names

This new stage adaptation by Mufaro Makubika is directed by award-winning director Monique Touko, who has recently directed Gone Too Far (2023) and The Clinic (2022).

NEED TO KNOW: Special ticket offer – Afridiziak subscribers can get £10 tickets for performances until 3 May 2023. Simply enter ‘WENEED10’ when booking online | Playing for a limited run from 28 April – 6 May at Brixton House, before heading on its national tour. See listing