Young Vic presents
A NEW MUSICAL
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
Wed & Sat matinee, 2.00pm
Previews: 29 Nov - 7 Dec
A new spirit has gripped our nation!
Together is where tomorrow’s promise lies
It's 1960. Young activist, Nelson Mandela, rallies the people of South Africa to protest against the racial segregation of apartheid. In 1962 he is arrested and sentenced to life in prison, where he will spend the next 27 years, taken from his wife and children, as the fight for freedom sweeps his country.
Infused with the rhythms of South Africa, this soaring new musical tells the extraordinary story of a man who changed the course of modern history - the sacrifices he made as a husband and father, and the global movement that inspired him and his comrades to keep fighting. The production is presented in proud partnership with Nandi Mandela, Luvuyo Madasa and the Mandela family.
Lead Production Support
This show contains themes of racism and violence. There is use of prop guns and loud gunshot and bomb blast sound effects. The show also contains scenes with lit cigarettes, fog and haze, flashing lights, strobe lighting, and around 20 seconds of total darkness.
2 hours 20 mins (including interval)
Best Seat In Your House: Live Streamed PerformancesToggle
There will be five live broadcasts of Mandela 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 – Mon 23 Jan 2023. Click here to book tickets for the Mandela Broadcast.
Pre-Show Information (PDF Version)Toggle
Digital Cast SheetToggle
Production photography by Helen Murray
Music and Lyrics by Greg Dean Borowsky & Shaun Borowsky
Book by Laiona Michelle
Director Schele Williams
Choreographer Gregory Maqoma
Additional Music & Lyrics Bongi Duma
Set Designer Hannah Beachler
Costume Designer Fay Fullerton
Lighting Designer Jon Clark
Sound Designer Paul Gatehouse
Projection and Video Designer Akhila Krishnan
Orchestrator Sam Young
Musical Supervisor Benjamin Kwasi Burrell
Musical Director Sean Mayes
Casting Directors Pippa Ailion CDG & Natalie Gallacher CDG
Associate Choreographer Dickson Mbi
Associate Set Designer Debbie Duru
Associate Musical Director Sam Young
Associate Casting Director Richard Johnston
Associate Director Rochelle Wilson
Associate Director Becca Chadder
Associate Sound Designer Charlie Smith
Associate Projection / Video Designer Iain Syme
With Gregory Armand, Zion Battles, Earl Carpenter, Stewart Clarke, Hanna Dimtsu, Danielle Fiamanya, Lerato Gwebu, Prudence Jezile, Akmed Junior Khemalai, Michael Luwoye, Blue Makwana, Kayleigh McKnight, Posi Morakinyo, Sneziey Msomi, Nomfusi Ngonyama, Ryan O’Donnell, Adam Pearce, Botlhale Phora, Shiv Rabheru, Will Richardson, Leanne Robinson and Ntsikelelo Nicholas Vani.
BSL Performance: Tue 13 Dec 2022 & Thu 12 Jan 2023, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance (Vocaleyes): Mon 19 Dec, Tue 10 & Tue 24 Jan 2023, 7.30pm, with free Touch Tours at 6pm
Captioned Performance (Stagetext): 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 Miranda Yates
BSL Interpreter Jacqui Beckford
Captioned by Miranda Yates