The Sankofa Trilogy

Blood Claat is the first part of the trilogy, and certainly made me feel I should see the other two parts. Unfortunately, I will not be able to do so this time around.
D’bi.young Anitafrika is the writer and performer and does a fabuous job of both. The range of parts she plays in this one woman show is astonishing, as is the way in which she manages to make each character distinct and recognisable, not just by changing her voice, but by changing her posture, her movement and in effect her whole persona. It was absolutely wonderful to watch. Stamp, turn and the young teenager becomes her grandmother. Swirl and become the auntie. Jump into the boyfriend. Lurch into the uncle. Fast and flawless.
The stage design was terrific – a series of ropes that were at various times a tree, a house, a room. Stark and simple as I am coming to expect from Camellia Koo.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to The Sankofa Trilogy

  1. Keith says:

    One of my knees made it hard for me to focus on this play, and my constant moving must have irritated my neighbours.Nevertheless, I am able to agree that the actress was remarkably adept at becoming the various characters, without any costume change.I also thought the musical "soundscape" provided by the musician on stage contributed greatly to the performance.

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