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Mandela

  • Theatre, Musicals
  • Young Vic, Waterloo
Mandela, Young Vic, 2022
Photo by Emilio Madrid; concept by Émilie ChenMichael Luwoye
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Time Out says

Massive new musical about the life of the great South African leader

Does the world need an all-singing version of the life story of Nelson Mandela? We’re about to find out! New musical ‘Mandela’ – fully endorsed by the iconic South African leader’s family – has been in development for some time, having already had work-in-progress tryouts in Indiana. With Broadway director Schele Williams and Broadway writer Laiona Michelle at the helm, it isn’t hard to see where this musical is intended to end up – this season at the hip Young Vic is presumably a final litmus test before the show is launched upon the Great White Way. With music and lyrics by South African songwriters Greg Dean Borowsky, Shaun
Borowsky and Bongi Duma, it promises to tell an uplifting story – which Mandela’s ultimately is, though it’ll be interesting to see how grittily the hardship of his life (including 27 years in prison) is reflected. US musical theatre star Michael Luwoye plays the title role of Nelson Mandela, raising the suspicion that the show is Broadway bound.

Details

Address:
Young Vic
66
The Cut
London
SE1 8LZ
Transport:
Tube: Waterloo
Price:
£12.50-£65

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