Luvo Tamba

Luvo Tamba (Early Years Company) is a professional performance artist who was trained at Magnet Theatre from 2008-2010 and has since performed in a multitude of productions that have travelled within South Africa and Europe. Some of his earliest works include his debut at the Infecting the City Festival in Mandla Mbothwe’s ‘Ingcwaba lendoda lise cankwe ndlela’, and performances at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival and Baxter Theatre Centre in ‘Inxeba Lomphilisi’ directed by Mandla Mbothwe and Faniswa Yisa. In 2011 he joined the Isango Ensemble and performed in an adaptation of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ which toured to Italy, Germany, Russia and the Shakespeare Festival in London. His first encounter with theatre for young audiences was in the Isango Ensemble’s ‘Aesop’s Fables’ (performed at the Hackney Empire Theatre in London) which inspired his interest to create further work in this genre.