Madiba The Musical is coming to Australia!
The hit show premiered in France in early 2016 and is now embarking on a brand new production tour across Australia.
In the year that Nelson Mandela would have been 100 years old, this is the perfect time for this show to come to our shores.
Madiba The Musical
It’s the first English language version of the show which opens in Australia in October 2018, and will later be touring New Zealand, the UK, and America in 2019.
It’s a powerful and uplifting stage show that celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela and is interwoven with stories of the fight against apartheid and a forbidden love in troubled South Africa.
It pays tribute to the South African icon whilst exploring the struggles, racial conflicts and divisions during his crusade for reconciliation in South Africa.
African dance and vocal traditions are given a contemporary setting alongside eternal love songs and stirring anthems in a show that tells of Mandela’s life work as a lawyer and activist for peace through the story of young artist Will, who is the victim of apartheid in South Africa.
Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Ndaba, describes the show as “the best show about my grandfather” – high praise indeed.
French writers Alicia Sebrien and Jean-Pierre Hadida said in creating Madiba the Musical, they wanted to tell the story of Mandela’s pursuit of peace and reconciliation in his homeland.
They said the musical was also timed to mark 25 years since the abolition of apartheid in South Africa.
“There are no languages that are more universal than music and dancing to reconcile nations, cultures, religions, and generations,” said the show’s creators. “We want to remember Madiba; Nelson Mandela is certainly the last providential figure of the 20th century.”
The Cast Of Madiba The Musical
The cast includes Perci Moektsi as Nelson Mandela, Tim ‘Timomatic’ Omaji as Sam Onotou, Ruva Ngwenya as Winnie Mandela, and Madeline Perrone as Helena Van Leden.
Perci is a born and bred South African, with the rest of the cast being from an Australian or African background.
Read more about the Australian cast of Madiba The Musical here.
Madiba The Musical – Australian Tour Dates
The Australian tour kicks off in Warrnambool in September then travels to Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, and Perth before finishing in Adelaide in January 2019.
Here are the dates for each city:
Warrnambool – 27 to 29 September 2018
Melbourne – 3 to 26 October 2018
Sydney – 1 to 16 November 2018
Canberra – 22 to 24 November 2018
Perth – 2 to 12 January 2019
Adelaide – 17 to 20 January 2019
Book Tickets For Madiba The Musical
I’m so excited to see this show – it’s always great to see South African events get such a big platform, and this is such an important story to be told.
A big thank you to ACMN for promoting such an awesome South African stage show in Australia.
Disclaimer: I received tickets to this event and was financially compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.