Clarisse Makundul Productions presents

Under the Kundè Tree

by Clarisse Makundul
24 MAY - 17 JUN

Ticket Prices:
£24 | £19.50 concessions | £16 previews

Under the Kundè Tree is set in the 50s during the secret Cameroonian War of Independence. It follows Sara, a young woman, struggling to strike a balance between her heart’s desire and the pressure to fulfil traditional familial obligations.

Tackling issues of colonialism, love, family, identity and freedom, this story explores themes of contemporary relevance, whilst reading an overlooked and often unknown period of history.

Under the Kundè Tree is the only production in the UK to explore the Cameroonian Independence War through the lens of women. The conflict is often called the ‘Hidden War’, as it never made global headlines and to this day isn’t taught in schools around the world. This powerful show highlights this important moment in the decolonisation of Africa, and the history of Cameroon and its people.

The production is supported by the Arts Council England.

Post-Show Event – Thursday 1 June

Join us for a free post-show Q&A chaired by Terri Paddock with cast and creatives on Thursday 1 June, following the 8pm performance.


Venue: Borough SE1

Theatre: The Little

Mon – Sat: 8pm

Tue & Sat: 3.30pm

Running Time: 90 minutes.

No re-admission.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

Post-show Q&A chaired by Terri Paddock with cast and creatives, Thursday 1 June, following the 8pm performance.


The Company

Selina Jones
Fode Simbo Headshot
Fode Simbo
Amma-Afi Osei
Yinka Awoni
Clarisse Headshot Image
Clarisse Makundul
Ebenezer Bamgboye
Niall McKeever
Arnim Friess
Max Pappenheim
Rose Ryan
Gregoire Colin
Laure Bachelier-Mazon
Olivia Wolfenden
Clarisse Makundul Productions
Chloe Nelkin Consulting
Adam Jefferys
Natalia Alvarez

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