We Need New Names
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We Need New Names

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About the Show

Mufaro Makubika's adaptation of NoViolet Bulawayo Booker Prize-shortlisted coming-of-age story.

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Critic Reviews (3)

All That Dazzles (UK)
May 5th, 2023

“ ‘We Need New Names’ is a wonderful look at the idea of belonging and is equally as heart-breaking as it is uplifting...This play feels exactly like the kind of story that should be told across all of our theatres and I feel extremely privileged to have been able to see NoViolet Bulawayo’s deeply moving and funny story come to life on the stage.”
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The Stage (UK)
May 9th, 2023

"This play is a work about trying to find a home that you’ve left, and to which you cannot return. And with Zimbabwe and other African nations in the midst of intense strife, there will be more like Darling, who leave in search of stability."
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The Guardian (UK)
May 8th, 2023

"The clarity of the storytelling enables the six actors in Monique Touko’s supple production to fluently switch race, age and gender, with their accents and body language becoming ever more homogenised and American."
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