Shaftesbury Avenue Residents Complain of Noise from Umoja

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If you can't stand the heat then stay out of the kitchen, as the saying goes. But what if you like the West End but can't take the noise?

Residents in flats next door to the Shaftesbury Theatre have complained to the local council (Camden) about the noise levels generated by the current show, Umoja. They weren't very happy about the noise made by Rent a year or two back, but they are apparently being driven to distraction by Umoja and, in particular, the drums.

One of London's most enjoyable, feel-good shows, Umoja's drums are a leading feature - along with the astonishingly powerful tribal dancing - of the evening and its true they were designed, originally, to carry sound over long distances in the vastness of Africa.

—by Paul Webb Theatrenow