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Anansi Brings Back the Day

Aimed at ages 5 – 11

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Running Time:  approx 45 minutes

A funny, irreverent and inspiring West African Tale told with puppetry, spoken word & traditional African music.

Darkness covers the face of the land.
Lion needs someone to bring back the Sun.
Who will succeed?
The Powerful Eagle?
The Clever Monkey?
or Anansi and his mates?

The Anansi stories are African heritage predating the trauma of slavery.  These humorous, lively and “community” led stories travelled with enslaved African people to the Caribbean. The stories then came to the UK when the UK government asked the Windrush Generation to come here to help with the labour shortage after WWII.  The Stories are part of our multicultural British heritage and have a universal appeal.

Age guidance

Anansi Brings Back the Day is aimed at ages 5-11.


Directed by Eileen Bellot and Joy Haynes
Composition, and songs and music performed by Mosi Conde
Spoken Word Artist, and written by Abstract Benna
Puppeteer, workshop leader, and design by Caroline Ada

Safety Information

Despite changing government restrictions, we will still have additional measures in place to keep our staff, performers and families safe.

Please note: we strongly encourage taking lateral flow tests prior to attending. While masks are no longer mandatory, we highly recommend wearing one when visiting our venues.

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