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Thursday, June 20, 2019


Shika-Land! is a one-woman-show that delves into the lives of ordinary women from around the globe. Written and performed by Shika Budhoo and directed by Dhaveshan Govender, the piece is about 5 different women all named SHIKA!

Almost everyone's done it - Googled or FaceBooked their names just to see what comes up. The results, depending on how common your name is, are populated by a variety of people across the globe. Shika-land! explores the lives of five different women one from South Africa (herself), a mother from Trinidad, a girlfriend from France, hairdresser from England and a bride to be from India.

Interspersed with song, each Shika is presented in her own monologue, where she allows us a glimpse into her world. Through these intimate encounters we are given insight into arranged marriage, single parenting, woman abuse, infidelity and scandal, while posing the question "does our name fit our character or does our character fit our name?"

Shika-Land! is an "everywoman" story with a host of colourful characters authentically portrayed by Budhoo.

Shika-Land! runs from June 28 to 30, 2019, with shows on Friday and Saturday at 20h00 and on Sunday at 14h00. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner.

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners, students with a valid student card and tables of eight or more; R75 under 13s).

Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636, email (also for group booking discounts of 20 or more) or visit