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Mandela. From 28th November 2022 - 4th February 2023.

Young Vic presents

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In proud partnership with the Mandela family. Co-produced with Nandi Mandela, Luvuyo Madasa, Shaun Hurwitz, Ronen Zekry, Greg Dean Borowsky, Shaun Borowsky and Brian & Dayna Lee

Book by Laiona Michelle
Music and Lyrics by Greg Dean Borowsky and Shaun Borowsky
Directed by Schele Williams

Mon-Sat, 7.30pm
Wed & Sat matinee, 2.30pm

Previews: 29 Nov - 7 Dec

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

A revolutionary 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. It 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.

  • Best Seat In Your House: Live Streamed Performances


    Mandela will 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. Captions, audio description and BSL-interpretation will be available.

    Best Seat in Your House broadcasts dates: Thu 19, Fri 20 & Sat 21 Jan 2023, 7.30pm and Sat 21 Jan 2023, 2.30pm

Book by Laiona Michelle
Music and Lyrics by Greg Dean Borowsky & Shaun Borowsky
Additional Music & Lyrics Bongi Duma
Director Schele Williams 
Choreographer Gregory Maqoma
Orchestration and Musical Supervisor Benjamin Kwasi Burrell
Casting Directors Pippa Ailion CDG & Natalie Gallacher CDG

Cast and further creative team to be announced.

BSL Performance: Tue 13 Dec 2022 & Thu 12 Jan 2023, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Mon 19 Dec, Tue 10 & Tue 24 Jan 2023, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 15 Dec & Thu 5 Jan 2023, 7.30pm
Socially Distanced Performance: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance: Wed 4 Jan 2023, 7.30pm

Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies 
Captioned by Miranda Yates

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