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Mandela Trilogy

August 31, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Daily
| £15 - £60
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The story of one of the world’s most iconic figures, Nelson Mandela, is brought to the stage in this epic and original musical. Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera present the story of one of the world’s most iconic figures.

It follows Mandela from tribal initiation rites on the banks of the Mbashe River and heady and rebellious jazz-fuelled days in Sophiatown, to incarceration and reflection on Robben Island and finally freedom and liberation.

Cape Town Opera’s celebration of Mandela’s life is a spectacular portrait of a man who touched hearts and minds around the world. Presented in three parts, by a cast of over 60 performers including three different incarnations of Mandela, the contrasting phases of his journey are recreated through strikingly divergent styles of music.

The upbeat jazz- and swing-influenced songs of Sophiatown in the central section of the piece are framed on either side by more familiar contemporary opera forms. A dash of authentic Xhosa folk music grounds the production in the sounds and culture of South Africa.

The work of two different composers, Mandela Trilogy reflects both a life of extraordinary contrasts, and an overarching theme of unflinching courage in the face of adversity.

An inspirational musical retelling that reaches far beyond any boundary, reflecting on a life of extraordinary contrasts and unflinching courage in the face of adversity.

Details

Date:
August 31, 2016
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Cost:
£15 - £60
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Website:
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/mandela-trilogy-93929

Organiser

Southbank Centre
Phone:
0844 875 0073
Website:
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

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Ticket Information
£15- £60
Poster Email
harriet@maidwellmarketing.com

Venue

Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Phone:
0207 9604200
Website:
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/mandela-trilogy-93929