Malawian actors in Germany stage farewell performance

EUROPE EXPERIENCE—Mjumira (2nd left) and other actors in Germany

Malawian actors, who are in Germany courtesy of a partnership with Theatre Konstanz alongside counterparts from other African countries on Wednesday held a farewell performance.

The five Malawian actors are Mphundu Mjumira, Felistus Kamloni, Dipo Katimba, Maxwell Makande and Noah Bulambo.

The farewell performance saw the actors taking some scenes from a play King Baabu which was written by Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka.


Theatre Konstanz adapted Soyinka’s play for the stage however with Covid -19 pandemic, the team failed to hold performances due to a ban on gatherings.

The play which was supposed to be premiered in April has since been recorded on audio and will be aired in different radio stations in Africa including Malawi.

Mjumira said Thursday they had a grand farewell performance as they await to come back home.


“Our friends from Tanzania are leaving on June 19 2020 (today) but for us we still have to wait because there are no flights into Malawi. I am angry with our government in that we cannot fly home now,” he said.

Mjumira said he was even angrier in that he would not be able to exercise his right to vote in the fresh presidential election on June 23 having registered last year.

Makande said they were hoping that flights would start operating soon so that they return home.

The actors have been in Germany since February.

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