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This event is in partnership with Goethe-Institut Irland.

Gifty Wiafe is a young woman from Ghana now living in Germany, who lights up the stage with her unique blend of humour, heart, wit and truth. She dances, tells stories, plays drums and sings. “Of course” - some Europeans quickly conclude - “that’s in her blood  somehow, isn’t it?”

But Gifty Wiafe begs to differ!

A modern intermediary between cultures and continents, she takes us on a roller-coaster of a personal and intercontinental journey.

“… courtesy of a wonderful script by Petra Kindler, Wiafe’s prowess at storytelling was evident as she conjured humorous anecdotes on diverse issues ranging from religion, imported food, visa problems, migration, gender issues, snow, traffic offences, e-waste, culture shock, traditions and spirituality.”

“…a remarkably clever piece of comedy that reminds us of past experiences alongside issues that currently confront us.”

“…thought - provoking without being preachy while exposing uncomfortable truths about the world.”

Daily Graphic, Accra


“It’s in the Blood”?! is a collaboration between Tete Adehyemma Dance Theatre, Ghana, and multi award-winning Cactus Junges Theater in Münster, Germany. This joint venture operates under the name SISIMBOM, which is Ghanaian (Twi) for “putting to sea together”.


The play’s Director, Barbara Kemmler, founded Cactus Junges Theater 25 years ago and has been its Artistic Director ever since. Her main priority has always been on intercultural work and on professional engagement within international contexts and project collaborations, i.e., Congo, Kenia, Ghana, Norway, Poland and other countries.


Gifty Wiafe – Performer

Barbara Kemmler – Director

Petra Kindler – Script / Dramaturgy

Frank Sam – Choreography

Henry Nyadiah – Stage / Lighting Design


The Thursday 3rd Jan performance will be followed by a post show discussion. 

Please note there was an error in the programme that mistakenly referred to 3rd Jan as Wednesday.


Note booking for Garter Lane Theatre Performances is available here.







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