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Tendai Humphrey Sitima


Tendai Humphrey Sitima is a Zimbabwean composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and critically acclaimed actor.

Sitima is best known for his arrangement work on the score for PlayStation’s ‘Sackboy: A Big Adventure’ (part of the Little Big Planet franchise) and for compositional, production, arrangement, and performance work on the score for the West End and Broadway productions of ‘The Immersive Great Gatsby’. He has also built an extensive sync repertoire across numerous multi-million-pound commercial media productions, including Glamour Magazine’s Nicole Scherzinger campaign, Very’s viral TikTok campaign (over 2 billion views), and a Visit Jamaica commercial starring Stephen Marley, as well as further work for Calvin Klein, Adidas, Nike, McLaren, and a host of other big-name brands.

As an actor, Sitima recently starred in the Olivier-nominated London transfer of the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning ‘A Strange Loop’. He has also starred in ’The Play That Goes Wrong’ at the Duchess Theatre and numerous other television and theatrical productions.

As a composer, Tendai Humphrey Sitima wrote and arranged the score for ‘We Need New Names’, a play by NoViolet Bulawayo, the first Black African woman and first Zimbabwean to be Booker Prize-shortlisted. The play toured the UK in 2023. Sitima is also working on scoring several further radio and short film projects, across a wide range of genres and sonic styles, including the score for a BBC Radio 4 series, which was transmitted in December 2023. As an arranger, Tendai Humphrey Sitima worked on the score for Sony’s AAA (and BAFTA-nominated) video game, ‘Sackboy: A Big Adventure’, and RBS’ Six Nations.

Alongside Glen Andrew Brown, Sitima composed, arranged, produced, and performed the immersive score for the immersive West End and Broadway productions of ‘The Great Gatsby’. The show is the longest-running immersive show in West End history and has transferred to New York’s Broadway, Belgium, Sweden, South Korea, and Ireland (where it marked Paul Mescal’s first professional role) and been featured as part of West End Live in Trafalgar Square, London.

Tendai Humphrey Sitima is currently scoring a short film alongside his long-term production partner, BAFTA-winning and Ivor Novello-nominated composer, producer, and arranger, Glen Andrew Brown. Sitima has several exciting (TBA) acting projects lined up for 2024 and 2025, and he is also working on an EP of original artist music that will be inspired by his Zimbabwean heritage, love of soul music, and jazz vocal training. His score for ‘We Need New Names’ will also shortly be receiving a commercial release.

As an actor, Sitima’s theatre credits include ‘A Strange Loop’ (Trafalgar Theatre Productions & National Theatre), ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ (Kenny Wax Productions), ‘Malindadzumu’ (Hampstead Theatre), ‘Hoarding’ (Sheep Soup), ‘Immersive Great Gatsby’ (Immersive Everywhere), ‘The Tales of Beatrix Potter’ (Gobbledigook), ’Neverland’ (Guild of Misrule) and ‘Titus Andronicus’ (Time Zone). His TV credits include ‘Moghouse’ (MADE Television Network & Mr. Left Productions), with more to be announced. Tendai Humphrey Sitima trained at RADA.

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