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MANDELA TRILOGY – A musical tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela

  • Ticket Cost

    R130 - R280
  • Start Date

    Jul 17 2018
  • Theatre

    Opera House
  • Duration

    2h 30min

Mandela Trilogy employs a unique fusion of traditional Xhosa songs, jazz tunes and modern music in honour of one of the world’s most inspiring statesmen. The work begins with Mandela’s teenage years in rural Qunu, culminating in the young man’s initiation into adulthood and his decision to leave his village for the bright lights of Johannesburg. The jazz music of the second act depicts the vibrant life of 1950s Sophiatown as it falls under the shadow of the apartheid security forces. The final act ends with Mandela’s years on Robben Island and his release from prison, encompassing themes of revolution, incarceration, and freedom. Mandela Trilogy made its European premiere at the Wales Millennium Centre in 2012 and has since been performed in Dubai, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.


17 July, 2018 / 7:30 pm
18 July, 2018 / 10:00 pm
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Wheelchair Access

Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.


Disable Parking and Wheelchairs are available on site but should be pre-booked by contacting Artscape Dial-a-seat on 021 421 7695