Kema Sikazwe’s Shine
Actor, rapper, singer and rising star Kema Sikazwe (I, Daniel Blake), also known as Kema Kay, will make his powerful stage debut in Shine. This world premiere is written and performed by Sikazwe and features seven new songs written specially for the show.
Shine, named after the writer whose name means ‘one who shines’ in one of the Zambian languages, mixes Sikazwe’s own bittersweet story with an electrifying live soundtrack and heartfelt words. Through his words, songs and stories, this multi-disciplinary production explores growing up in a world that doesn’t always accept you while learning to gain self-belief and to always trust your head and your heart and always chase your dreams.
Kema was three years old when his family moved from Zambia to Newcastle’s West End; this coming of age story follows a family immersed in new surrounding, and what happens when that new life begins to fall apart.
Tickets for Traverse Theatre are available priced £15 and concessions priced £12, from (0131) 228 1404 or www.traverse.co.uk.
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED
Thu 16 May 2019 to Sat 18 May 2019