About Drumstruck

“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

African Theatre Drum Struck

Drum Struck African Theatre

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.


Touring History


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


Rosie o d3


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.