Be uplifted and inspired by this spellbinding musical theatre triumph
Download the programme for A Man of Good Hope here.
Escaping the ravages of civil war, eight-year-old Asad is a street smart survivor. Hustling his way from a refugee camp to the shanty towns of Ethiopia, Asad sets his sights on the bright lights of South Africa. But the tough reality of this promised land sends our resilient hero on a whole new perilous adventure.
Energised by the joyous sounds and swagger of one-of-a-kind South African company Isango Ensemble, working in collaboration with the UK’s Young Vic, A Man of Good Hope is a musical theatre spectacle pulsing with the most urgent humanitarian crisis facing the world today. Critically acclaimed in London and New York, it’s a powerful and hopeful odyssey of forced migration, stunningly expressed by an electrifying cast of performers whose dynamic song and dance, accompanied by marimba and steeped in African tradition, will make your heart swell and your spine tingle.
Take an epic journey through Africa with this extraordinary true story, brought to life by the most irresistible music.
"Bursting with life, this is a full-blooded hymn to hope"Daily Mail
Based on the book by Jonny Steinberg
Direction Mark Dornford-May
Conductor Mandisi Dyantyis
Music Direction Mandisi Dyantyis
Movement Lungelo Ngamlana
Lighting Mannie Manim
Speech and Dialogue Lesley Nott Manim
International Producer Claire Bejanin
Images: Keith Pattison
A Young Vic and Isango Ensemble Production
Co-produced by The Royal Opera, Repons, BAM and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
With support from
Gold Patrons Bill and Frances Bell
Presented by arrangement with
An extraordinary, magical piece of theatre.— The Times (London, UK)