South Africa, Germany acts to star at Easter Theatre Fest


Solomonic Peacocks Director McArthur Matukuta said Thursday they were ready to host this year’s Easter Theatre Festival at Jacaranda Cultural Centre (JCC) in Blantyre with both local and international acts set to perform.

The festival will take place on March 31 through to April 2.

Matukuta said they were still finalising the list of the artists.


“We are remaining with a few artists to confirm their availability but we are almost 90 percent done,” he said.

Having hosted a group from Germany last year, Matukuta said they will also be having another act from Germany Siegmar Schroder as well as Native Eye Arts from South Africa.

“We also have a group from Armenia known as Yereva State Puppet. We are happy that we have some international acts because the idea is to learn from them for the development of the creative sector. We hope artists in the country will also take advantage of the event in terms of networking,” Matukuta said.


Some of the country’s artists set to perform at the festival include Ching’aning’ani ndi Sasoka, Dikamawoko, Jacaranda Cultural Troupe, Chichiri Prison Cultural Troupe, Young Travellers and Yona Mlakatuli, who is a poet.

“This is a platform that aims at raising the profile of theatre but we also accommodate other art disciplines such as traditional dances, acoustic music, comedy and poetry,” Matukuta said.

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