“He’s black, you’re black, you speak the same language and you fight each other like animals”

Zimbabwe, 1984. Corruption is rife, black people are fighting black people, socialism is being replaced by rampant, vicious capitalism. Nobody is being brave.

Three men represent society in microcosm. Two workers one black and one white, and sworn enemies, are employed in the tool making workshop of an apparently socialist MP.

But is it the MP, mouthing socialism while practicing the most oppressive capitalism, who is actually Zimbabwe’s real enemy?

An uplifting and comic response to the backlash of Zimbabwean independence, and as relevant today as it was 30 years ago, WORKSHOP NEGATIVE pulls no punches in airing the issues that everyone was talking about at the time, but were too afraid to raise.

Written by Cont Mhlanga | Directed by Anna Coombs | Designed by Colin Falconer
Approximate running time: 90 minutes


Event Time & Date: 06/07/2016 – 09/07/2016

Venue details : Gate Theatre 11 Pembridge Road Notting Hill | London W11 3HQ

Organiser: Gate Theatre|  press@octobergallery.co.uk | 02072290706

Event website: Workshop Negative 

Event cost: Free