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out of africa with tarisai vushe

Zimbabwe-born singer and actor Tarisai Vushe

Zimbabwe-born singerand actor Tarisai Vushe (Lion King and Madiba the Musical) debuts her power-packed musical journey at the Seymour Centre Sound Lounge in July and Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre in August.

Co-written with Playscript’s Geoffrey Sykes, Out of Africa is a celebration and meditation on one woman’s journey from a Zimbabwe village to Australia’s Top End and on to suburban Sydney!

In an exciting collage of traditional African and modern Australian song, dance, storytelling, rap, legend, comedy and more, Tarisai’s inspiring migrant story will entrance audiences. Along the way she invites them to share her visions of Africa’s past and Australia’s present – with dramatic differences – as well as some surprising common ground – along the way! 

Tarisai Vushe has had an outstanding career as a singer since arriving in Australia 20 years ago, featuring on TV (including Australia’s Got Talent) in touring musicals, with lead roles including in the Lion King and Madiba (Mandela).

She is joined by talented Ugandan-born Kenneth Tusubira in song and dance, acclaimed Zimbabwean keyboard player Jonathan Chagaresango, and accomplished Ugandan actress, singer and model Suzan Mutesi (pictured below)  Writing and direction is collaborative in this culturally-inspired performance. 


Seymour Centre Sound Lounge, Corner City Road & Cleveland Street, Redfern

Sat 3 July Sat 10 July Sat 17 July – all shows 7.30pm  Running time 105 mins
Tickets: $38, Seniors $36, Concession $31 ($6 transaction fee applies)

Bookings:  or (02) 9061 5344

Riverside Theatre, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Thurs 5 August 7.30pm   Bookings:

Playscript is an independent stage/screen producer and publisher with 20 years’ experience and an output of more than 25 professional theatre productions, ten video works, a continuing journal and several books:



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