Out of Africa

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 05 August 2021
Category Live Event


All performances of Out of Africa have been postponed. New dates to be communicated soon.

If you booked through Riverside Theatres, a member of our Box Office will contact ticket holders shortly.
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with Tarisai Vushe

Tarisai Vushe has teamed up with Playscript and Geoffrey Sykes to present Out Of Africa, a celebration and meditation on one woman’s journey from the Savannah Plains and Zimbabwe, to Australia. In an exciting collage of traditional and Australian song, dance, storytelling, rap, legend, comedy and more, Tarisai’s story will entrance audiences as it invites them to consider her past and her experience of Australia.

Tarisai has had an outstanding career as singer since arriving in Australia 20 years ago, featuring in clubs, Australia’s Got Talent and other television shows and musicals, with tours around Australia and Asia. The latter include lead roles in the Lion King and Madiba (Mandela).

Tarisai is joined by Kenneth Tusubira (song), Jonathan Chagaresango (keyboard) and Suzan Mutesi (song and dance). The cast are all highly accomplished and outstanding performers.

Tarisai brings a lifelong love of song to this show. “I started at age three.” she says, “When I moved to Australia I really focused on music. By age eighteen Australian Idol invited me to audition. It was quite a journey to feature on that program, at that age.” Disney’s Lion King was unique.“It was a beautiful tour surrounded with fun crazy people.”

Please Note:

Tickets to this event are sold to 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. NSW Health strongly recommends you wear a mask when you are inside places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.

Please note that NSW Health regularly updates areas where there may be concerns regarding potential case transmission of COVID-19.  Prior to attending your performance, we suggest patrons check the latest Case Alert Updates from Health NSW and follow the instructions regarding Close Contacts and requirements for self-isolation and/or COVID testing as stipulated by Health NSW and the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please note that patrons who have visited any identified alert area must NOT attend public performances or gatherings of any type. If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: defined audience capacity; social distancing; wearing face masks; mandatory Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces.

Please review our Patron Safety Information before you visit us at Riverside.

It is also important that if you are unwell you stay at home. We have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through possible exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for keeping our community safe.

Writers Tarisai Vishu and Geoffrey Sykes
Directors Geoffrey Sykes, Tarisai Vushe, Kenneth Tusubira and Suzan Matusi
Musical Direction Tarisai Vushe and Jonathan Chagaresango
Choreography Kenneth Tusubira


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Dates and Times:

Thursday 5 August 2021 at 7:30pm – POSTPONED


1 hour and 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Ticket Prices

Concession $30
30 & Under $28
18 & Under $26
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Concession $32
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18 & Under $28
Full Time Student $28

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