Young Vic/UK

A new spirit has gripped our nation!
Together is where tomorrow’s promise lies

A new musical that tells the story of Mandela the man and Mandela the movement. Infused with the rhythms and spirit of South Africa, Mandela shines a light on the South African people’s courageous fight for their liberation.

For 27 years, Mandela and his comrades sacrificed their freedom and their families paid the price. This is a story of determination, hope and how the world rallied to free him and his people.

The production is presented in proud partnership with Nandi Mandela, Luvuyo Madasa and the Mandela family. With a book by Laiona Michelle, music and lyrics by Greg Dean Borowsky and Shaun Borowsky, and additional music and lyrics by Bongi Duma, Mandela is directed by Schele Williams.

Playing at the Young Vic from 29 November 2022 – 4 February 2023, Mandela will also be broadcast live as part of Best Seat in Your House, the Young Vic’s immersive multi-camera player that allows audience members to pick their preferred camera angle during the live show. The broadcast experience is designed uniquely for the production, with multiple cameras positioned to offer unique perspectives of the show. The broadcast will be available worldwide, and captions, audio description and BSL-interpretation will be available.

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