Full-Length Play, Drama

  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)



For Faith and her teenage daughter Hope, it seems as though growing up inevitably means growing apart. So Faith makes the drastic decision to move the family back to her native Zimbabwe to start over. It’s home for her but not for Hope – at least, not on the surface... Will the powers that have drawn them back to their roots help them find each other – and themselves?

Mufaro Makubika’s, Malindadzimu is delicate, witty and epic in equal measure – travelling from Nottingham to Zimbabwe exploring a mother and daughter’s search for belonging, their struggle with a multicultural heritage, and a haunting history that cannot be ignored.

Cast Attributes
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes


"A delicate, confident production that leaves you thinking: about heritage, about family, and about the authentic, exciting stories that are finally making their way to the stage." BroadwayWorld
"A poignant quest to confront Africa’s past, with charm and camaraderie at its heart" - The Guardian

"A thought-provoking and poignant exploration of belonging" - The Upcoming

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Mufaro Makubika

Mufaro Makubika is a playwright who lives and works Nottingham. Credits for Nottingham Playhouse; HOW TO BREATHE. Shebeen was the winner of the 2017 Alfred Fagon Award for best new play.
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