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Binti’s Journey ()

Produced by

Theatre Direct

Adapter: Marcia Johnson
Director: ahdri zhina mandiela


Tarragon Theatre – Extra Space


February 21st, 2008 – March 8th, 2008


Adapted from the acclaimed novel The Heaven Shop by Deborah Ellis, BINTI’S JOURNEY tells the story of radio drama star Binti Phiri. After losing her home and family to AIDS and enduring separation from her two siblings, she discovers a deeper understanding of the power of family and community in the village of her Gogo (grandmother) from the many orphans in Gogo’s care. As Binti comes of age in her new life, she soon learns that the greatest weapon against the disease is hope. (


Lisa Codrington Junie
Sefton Jackson Kwasi
Jajube Mandiela Binti
Dienye Waboso Memory

Creative Team

Marcia Johnson Adapter
ahdri zhina mandiela Director
Deborah Ellis Author
Melanie McNeill Set Designer
Melanie McNeill Costume Designer
Duncan Morgan Lighting Designer
Welcome Ngozi Movement
Welcome Ngozi Music
Joan Kivanda Apprentice Director


Kristin McCollum Stage Manager
Duncan Morgan Production Manager
Duncan Morgan Sound Coordinator


Kevin Hutson Extraspace Technican