'Sarafina' the play enthralls Nairobi theatre goers - Nairobi News - 7 months ago, 22 July 15:12
After more than 20 years, Kenya’s favorite musical, Sarafina the play, is back at the Kenya National Theatre and during its first week of showing, it did not disappoint.
The new play that has brought in some familiar faces and some new ones had a soldout crowd on Saturday glued to the stage as they laughed and shed tears all at the same time.
This is the second time the play is gracing the Kenyan theatre stage since 2003.
Based on a combination of both the original play and movie by the same title, Sarafina first captivated the world in 1992 with the introduction of a young South African actress, Leleti Khumalo.
Leleti plays the lead role as a high school student who survives arrest and torture to lead her classmates in a musical celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela.
In the play, Brenda Wairimu plays the role of Sarafina. The musical also ...
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