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A Man of Good Hope

 
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Based on the book by Jonny Steinberg
Isango Ensemble / Young Vic
Directed by Mark Dornford-May

“Bursting with life…this is a full-blooded hymn to that most fragile of human qualities: hope.”
—Daily Mail (UK)
“...An extraordinarily thrilling ensemble of singers/dancers/marimba players like no other.”
—Los Angeles Times
“Glorious, vibrant musical theatre that speaks to the biggest concern of our age.”
—Financial Times (UK)
“A powerful testament to the resilience of humanity”
—The Guardian (UK)

The musicians of the Olivier Award-winning, Cape Town-based Isango Ensemble are renowned for their ravishing adaptations of classic works, reimagining everything from Bizet to Britten to the Bible in a contemporary South African context. In A Man of Good Hope the company stays closer to home, taking up Jonny Steinberg’s riveting book about a young Somali refugee who fled his country’s civil war, only to find himself in a new violent reality in South Africa. Driven by Isango’s powerhouse vocals and signature marimba, this dynamic new work delivers a clear-eyed portrait of resilience amid the challenges of displacement.

Musical direction by Mandisi Dyantyis
Movement by Lungelo Ngamlana
Lighting by Mannie Manim

Produced by Young Vic and Isango Ensemble. Co-produced by Royal Opera, Repons Foundation, BAM and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

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