Amsterdam by Chanje Kunda
Amsterdam is a piece merging drama and spoken word. Partly autobiographical, it talks about one woman’s quest for love that takes her from rainy Manchester to Amsterdam.
Cast and creatives:
Performed by Chanje Kunda
Director Juliet Ellis
Design Giulia Scrimieri
Music Dan Steele
The production opened at Contact Manchester on 3rd October – 27th November and went on a national tour including London, Liverpool, Bristol and Leicester. The tour continues in spring 2015 (mostly to rural venues) and beyond. The tour is supported by the Arts Council England, Contact and STUN.
What’s On Stage **** review: … Amsterdam is highly imaginative … so lively and moving that there can be no barriers to audiences having a very good time indeed. link: http://www.whatsonstage.com/manchester-theatre/reviews/amsterdam-contact-manchester_35979.html
Mancunion review: Chanje exceeds all expectations as a one woman performer… link: http://mancunion.com/2014/10/16/review-amsterdam/
Afridiziak **** review: An inspirational experience… Chanje Kunda will become one of your closest friends whilst opening you up to step out of your own comfort zone … link: http://www.afridiziak.com/theatrenews/reviews/november2014/amsterdam-by-chanje-kunda.html
Western Park Gazette (Leicester): A black Shirley Valentine… link: http://www.westernparkgazette.co.uk/latest?newsNumber=2003
Write Out Loud: Kunda’s poetry is gorgeous – richly textured, poignant, funny, gloriously descriptive, cleverly constructed, and all delivered in her beautiful, deep, fruity voice … link: http://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=44624