“Delighted children and scores of adults banged away on the drum clutched tightly between their legs as if newly releases from an asylum…[the] performers demonstrate not only amazing rhythmic abilities, but also enough high energy, athleticism and charisma to make a compelling case for drumming as a future Olympic event.”
– The New York Post
Drum Struck, billed as the first interactive drum-theatre experience presents exhilarating traditional African beats, an incredibly talented cast and uncontainable, explosive energy.
The show creates a sense of Africa that is undeniably genuine and heartfelt. South African music and culture play a significant part in the show and is inter-weaved with West African rhythms to give it a truly unique flavor.
Drum Struck provides every audience member with a drum and is so engaging that it has been a smash hit for seven years in Japan, playing to sold-out theatres and receiving standing ovations at every show.
This traditional show rooted in African culture provides the audience with an hour of interactive fun, an extravaganza – that is unforgettable and perfect for the whole family.
Drum Struck premiered in South Africa at
“The Theatre on the Square”, “The Market Theatre” and in Pretoria at
“The State Theatre”
Tours to Australia, Sydney season at The Star City Casino.
Tours to China, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and a regional tour of Hunan province
Vietnam tour to Ha Noi
2005 to 2007
New York, 640 performances at The Dodgers Stages, Off-Broadway,
New York City
China, Nanjing International Theatre festival China
Performed some Drum Struck elements during
Beijing Olympics opening ceremony Japan
2 weeks in Tokyo at Galaxy Theatre
Japan – 2 weeks in Tokyo – 3 weeks touring around Japan
Members of Drum Struck perform with
Shakira, K’Naan at FIFA World Cup Concert
Japan – 2 weeks Tokyo – 3 weeks touring around Japan
South Africa – 2 weeks at prestigious Nelson Mandelas Square during
The FIFA World Cup
Japan – 1 week Tokyo – 4 weeks touring around Japan
Japan, summer tours, season at The Galaxy Theatre Tokyo plus a regional tour
Return Japan tour, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Tours in Korea & Japan
Australia, Korea and Japan Tours
Tours in Korea and Japan
10 Year Anniversary Japan Tour
2017 will be the 10th year that Drumstruck has toured Japan, this has been a very successful event taking place every summer in Japan in partnership with The Drum Café, Horipro, WOWOW and Fuji Television.
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