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Tropical Fish Play Identifies With Women Insecurities

Ugandan Filmmaker, Actress and Writer Esteri Tebandeke, featuring as Christine, the main actress in the solo performance ‘Tropical Fish’, has mentioned that the play focuses on and relates to insecurities women face in their lives.

Appearing as a guest on The Fatboy show hosted by Daniel Omara this morning, Tebandeke said that she personally relates with the play in terms of the experiences she has been through, and how it provides a situation for one to make better choices when they view someone else’s condition.

“I relate so much with Christine because she is a young girl dealing with a number of insecurities. In most plays, there is an antagonist and protagonist but Tropical fish is special because Christine recounts all her experiences solely, battling these voices inside her alone and we don't know where they will lead her to,” Tebandeke said.

“As a woman, I'm insecure about so many things like Christine, and that is why I'm able to play her character so well since I recognise her experiences like so many women will be able to,” she further explained.

Tropical Fish is an adaptation of an award-winning short story that first showed at Ndere Cultural Centre.The play is a solo performance by a 22-year-old Christine, a single Ugandan lady who recounts her life experiences and the power of her sexuality as she engages in an affair with an older white businessman in Kampala.

At Capitol Palace Hotel Naguru, the play started showing on the 22nd and will run up to 31st of October 2021. However, with the Covid-19 restrictions in place, only 20 people are allowed to physically attend each of the performances while others attend virtually.

Tickets for physical and virtual attendance are available at Ugx.30,000 only. For more information on how to buy a ticket, visit

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