The life of Nelson Mandela is brought to the stage in an epic musical tribute which is touring the UK and Ireland later this month.
The show follows Mandela from tribal initiation rites, through the jazzy days in Sophiatown, life on Robben Island and finally freedom and worldwide fame.
Presented in soundscapes with the different music of each era, it draws a spectacular and ambitious portrait of the man who touched hearts and minds around the world. Performed in three parts over two hours by a cast of more than 60 performers, including three actor-singers playing three different incarnations of Madiba and the Cape Town Opera chorus, it presents him as both saint and sinner.
Written by composers Peter Louis van Dijk and Mike Campbell, and under the musical direction of Cape Town Opera’s Michael Williams, it will run for four days in Cardiff from Aug 24 to 27 before it visits London, Southampton, Dublin, Birmingham, and Salford.This unique production is in conjunction with Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera.