Auckland Arts Festival presents

A Man of Good Hope

Isango Ensemble/Young Vic. Based on the book by Jonny Steinberg

14 MAR - 18 MAR 2019 — Musical Theatre

About.

Company

Auckland Arts Festival

Duration

150 min incl 20 minute interval

Restrictions

Recommended for ages 10+, Contains loud noises and adult themes

Based on the book by Jonny Steinberg

Directed by Mark Dornford-May
Music direction by Mandisi Dyantyis

Escaping the ravages of civil war, eight-year-old Asad is a street smart survivor. Hustling his way from a refugee camp to the shantytowns of Ethiopia, Asad sets his sights on the bright lights of South Africa. But the tough reality of this promised land sends our resilient hero on a whole new, perilous adventure.

Energised by the joyous sounds and swagger of one-of-a-kind South African company Isango Ensemble, working in collaboration with the UK’s Young Vic, A Man of Good Hope is a musical theatre spectacle pulsing with the most urgent humanitarian crisis facing the world today. Critically acclaimed in London and New York, it’s a powerful and hopeful odyssey of forced migration, stunningly expressed by an electrifying cast of performers whose dynamic song and dance, accompanied by marimba and steeped in African tradition, will make your heart swell and your spine tingle.

Take an epic journey through Africa with this extraordinary true story, brought to life by the most irresistible music.

★★★★★ "Bursting  with  life,  this  is  a  full-blooded  hymn  to  hope." — Daily  Mail

Glorious,  vibrant  musical  theatre  that  speaks  to  the  biggest  concern  of  our  age. — Financial  Times

age. — Financial  Time

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A Young Vic and Isango Ensemble Production

Co-produced by The Royal Opera, Repons, BAM and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia

 Image by Keith Pattison

A Man of Good Hope

A Man of Good Hope

Dates &
Times.

Thu 14 Mar 8:00 PM

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Fri 15 Mar 8:00 PM

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Sat 16 Mar 2:00 PM Matinee

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Sat 16 Mar 8:00 PM

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Sun 17 Mar 5:00 PM

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Mon 18 Mar 7:00 PM

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