About Drumstruck
drumstruck

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.

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Touring History

2002

Drum Struck premiered in South Africa at

“The Theatre on the Square”, “The Market Theatre” and in Pretoria at

“The State Theatre”

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2004

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

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2008

China, Nanjing International Theatre festival China

Performed some Drum Struck elements during

Beijing Olympics opening ceremony Japan

2 weeks in Tokyo at Galaxy Theatre

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2009

Japan – 2 weeks in Tokyo – 3 weeks touring around Japan

 

2010

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

 

2011

Japan – 1 week Tokyo – 4 weeks touring around Japan

 

2012

 Japan, summer tours, season at The Galaxy Theatre Tokyo plus a regional tour

 

2013

Return Japan tour, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2014

Tours in Korea & Japan 

2015

Australia, Korea and Japan Tours

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