Tonderai Munyevu

Writer / Director / Actor

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Nacho Martin

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Assistant: Charlotte Edwards

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Associate Agent: Jennifer Karniely

Film, TV & Theatre

Tonderai Munyevu is an acclaimed actor, and an award winning writer–director with extensive experience in new writing, adaptations, dramaturgy and autobiographical theatre.

As well as comedy and drama he has also written prose (fiction and non—fiction) including the short stories Bullets (Black and Gay In The UK Anthology, Team Angelica Publishers) and A Dispatch From Zimbabwe: The Visiting Hours for The Johannesburg Book Of Reviews.

He was a founding member of Two Gents Productions and was one of the salaried writers at Stockroom (formerly Out of Joint.) Currently he is an Associate Artist at the newly set up Collective Theatre and at the African theatre company Tiata Fahodzi.

His play Mugabe, My Dad and Me was shortlisted for The Alfred Fagon Award 2019 and premiered in 2021 at York Theatre Royal in a collaboration with English Touring Theatre garnering a wealth of 4 and 5 star reviews. In 2022 it transferred to London's Brixton House. Mugabe, My Dad and Me won Best New Play at the UK Theatre Awards 2022.

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THE ASCENSION ON GRACE MUGABE

ENOA

Libretto & Dialogue by Tonderai Munyevu, Composed by Rina Mushonga

UNTITLED COMMISSION

Stockroom

UNTITLED COMMISSION

Royal Shakespeare Company

Theatre

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AS WRITER

I, JACQUES

2023

Hampton Court Palace

Dir. Jo Tyabji

MANSFIELD PARK

2023

The Watermill Theatre / Two Gents

Written & Directed by Tonderai Munyevu and Arne Pohlmeier

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

2023

Stockroom / Liverpool Playhouse

Co-written as part of Stockroom
Music & Lyrics by Vikki Stone
Dir. Kate Wasserberg

TRIGGER WARNING

2023

Pitlochry Festival/Stockroom

Part of three monologues entitled Blaccine: First Dose

MUGABE, MY DAD AND ME

2022

Brixton House / ETT / National Tour

Dir. John R. Wilkinson
*Winner Best New Play UK Theatre Awards 2022
*Shortlisted Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play of the Year 2019

MUGABE, MY DAD AND ME

2021

York Theatre Royal / ETT

Dir. John R. Wilkinson
*Winner Best New Play UK Theatre Awards 2022
*Shortlisted Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play of the Year 2019

THE MOORS

2018

Tara Arts Theatre

Dir. Arne Pohlmeier

HARARE FILES: 700,000 PEOPLE LOST THEIR HOMES

2017

Harare International Festival of The Arts, Arts on Main Johannesburg

Co-written With Sarah Norman
Dir. Sarah Norman

ZHE [NOUN] UNDEFINED

2013

Soho Theatre, International Tour

Co-written with Chuck Mike and Antonia Kemi Coker
Dir. Chuck Mike

AS DIRECTOR

CINDERELLA

2023

Lyric Hammersmith

As Director
Written by Vikki Stone

BLACCINE: FIRST DOSE

2023

Pitlochry Festival/Stockroom

Co-Directed with Debbie Hannan

BALTIMORE

2020

Central School of Speech & Drama

As Director
By Kirsten Greenidge

THE INCIDENT

2019

The Albany

By Joakim Daun
co—direction with Arne Pohlmeier

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

2019

Two Gents/ Tara Arts

By Oscar Wilde
co-direction with Arne Pohlmeier
*BEST ENSEMBLE OFFIE NOMINATION

Radio

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THE LAST CHIHORO

2023

BBC Radio 4

Dir. Jessica Mitic

MUGABE MY DAD AND ME

2021

Audible

Audio version of Tonderai's play
1 x 70'
*Nominated Best Audio Theater Production - the Antonyo Awards

THE TRANQUIL MINDS

2015

BBC Radio 4

Dir. Jill Waters
1 x 5'

REVIEWS 

MANSFIELD PARK (Watermill, Summer 2023)

★ ★ ★ ★ Judi Herman, What’s On Stage 

“A mould-breaking, eye-opening drama with music”

 

★ ★ ★ ★ David Woodward, Spy In The Stalls

“winningly powerful writing and performance”

 

Michael Beakhouse, Wokingham Today

“Bold; angry; relevant; thought provoking…Fantastically acted and directed”

 

 

MUGABE, MY DAD AND ME (York Theatre Royal, September 2021)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Phil Penfold, The Yorkshire Post

“Storytelling of the very highest quality”

Review: Mugabe, My Dad and Me | Yorkshire Post

 

★ ★ ★ ★ Clare Brennan, The Guardian

“a powerful personal tale of celebration and healing”

Mugabe, My Dad & Me review – a powerful personal tale of celebration and healing | Theatre | The Guardian

 

★ ★ ★ ★ Angelo Irving, The Stage

“Ambitious and incisive storytelling”

Review: Mugabe, My Dad and Me – 'Ambitious and incisive storytelling from Tonderai Munyevu' (thestage.co.uk)

 

★ ★ ★ ★ Ron Simpson, What’s On Stage

“Engaging and passionate”

Mugabe, My Dad & Me at York Theatre Royal – review | WhatsOnStage

 

★ ★ ★ ★ The Reviews Hub

“Impressively thought provoking”

Mugabe, My Dad & Me – York Theatre Royal - The Reviews Hub

 

★ ★ ★ ★ Katie Goldsbrough, Fairy Powered Productions

“an excellent, entertaining way to learn more about recent history and the impact it had on Tonderai and his family and how Britain played a part in what has become of Zimbabwe now”

Mugabe, My Dad and Me Review * Fairy Powered Productions