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From the award winning team who presented the play Burn Mukwerekwere Burn to huge acclaim at The Harare International Festival of the Arts 2011 comes another scorching tale of lost youth, greed and family betrayal.

It’s hard to face up to an abusive father. After decades the horror becomes normality.

When 13-year-old Sarita is sold in to sexual bondage by her favourite uncle, her childhood comes to a screeching stop. Returning to her village 17 years later she, and others, are forced to face a past she buried to survive.

The production reunites the author of Burn, Blessing Hungwe, with UK director Giles Ramsay. The play features award-winning actor Michael Kudakwashe, actress Priviledge Mutendera and the musical talents of Patrick Tembo, Brezhnev Guvheya and Rumbidzai Karize.

“In 2011 Blessing’s play Burn Mukwerekwere Burn dealt head on with the unacknowledged issue of black-on-black xenophobia. This year he has lost none of his courage and directly stares down one of Africa’s greatest taboos” says director Giles Ramsay.

This production of “When Angels Weep” is part of the charity Developing Artists’ long-term commitment to provide training and work opportunities for artists in Zimbabwe.

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