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The Bunker of Zion Tour

Presented by John Pfumojena, The Old Courts & Collaborative Touring Network.

Devised by John Pfumojena and the Company

FRI 29, SAT 30 JULY 2022


The first CTN project with ARCADE will be the Bunker of Zion tour, which will bring a joyous and colourful celebration of Zimbabwean culture to selected venues nationwide, including Bridlington.

Improvisatory musician / actor / artist John Pfumojena will create a unique experience, bringing Zimbabwe township theatre to Bridlington. Expect a jazz and hip hop vibe for this three night performance.

The Bunker is a centre for joy, a space for hope, a meeting place. Inside, an underground collective of artists tell stories through live music, dance and song. Outside, this is forbidden.  


Scored by the Zimbabwe Mbira and Marimba instruments; Bunker of Zion is a defiant celebration of colour and culture in a hostile world. 


Bunker of Zion has been developed with artists and communities nationally with the Collaborative Touring Network. People from Wigan, Torbay, Peterborough, Thanet, Medway, Gloucester, Scarborough and Leeds have shared their stories and talents to make this show. 


Supported using public funds by Arts Council England.

Hannah Davies, the associate artist on the project welcomed John and 2 of his team, Kudzanai Chikowe (a dancer) and Tawanda Mapanda (a musician) for the first time in Bridlington - You can read what they got up to in her guest blog post here.

Audience Information

The audience is welcomed into the bunker to express themselves and contribute to this epic work.

All performances of Bunker of Zion are Relaxed. This means there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the performance space. Latecomers will be welcomed, and people are free to leave the performance space and return at any time. No changes are made to the lights and sound.

Running time: approximately 60 mins



The development of Bunker of Zion has been supported using public funding through Arts Council England, and by the following organisations: Battersea Arts Centre, Tangle Theatre Company, Prime Theatre, National Theatre Music Studio, Jerwood Arts, Strike A Light, Genesis Foundation, Hawkwood College. The following artists have informed the creation of the work: Othnell Moyo, Raymond Mupfumira, Biliard Kambona, Takudzwa Mashonganyika, Tawanda Mapanda, Kudzanai Chikowe, Niyi Akin.

More details coming soon.

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