Be uplifted and inspired by this spellbinding musical theatre triumph

Download the programme for A Man of Good Hope here.

Escaping the ravages of civil war, eight-year-old Asad is a street smart survivor. Hustling his way from a refugee camp to the shanty towns 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

Recommended for ages 10+
Contains loud noises and adult themes

 Watch the trailer here

Hear what the opening night audience had to say about A Man of Good Hope here 

Reviews from the Auckland season

"... contemporary musical theatre at it's most relevant and thought-provoking" – The New Zealand Herald
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nothing short of fabulous" – Broadway World
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 "... an inspiring and entertaining production" – Theatrescenes
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"The music and dance was exuberant and uplifting and swung the audience through the journey with touches of warmth and humour." – Radio13
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Based on the book by Jonny Steinberg

Direction Mark Dornford-May
Conductor Mandisi Dyantyis
Music Direction  Mandisi Dyantyis
Movement Lungelo Ngamlana
Lighting Mannie Manim 
Speech and Dialogue  Lesley Nott Manim 
International Producer  Claire Bejanin 

Images: Keith Pattison

A Young Vic and Isango Ensemble Production
Co-produced by The Royal Opera, Repons, BAM and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

With support from
Gold Patrons Bill and Frances Bell

Presented by arrangement with

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An extraordinary, magical piece of theatre.

The Times (London, UK)