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A Man of Good Hope

A Man of Good Hope

Directed by Mark Dornford-May
Based on the book by Jonny Steinberg.

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

Monday to Saturday: 7.45pm

Matinee: Sat 4 May, 2.30pm

Schools Matinee: Tue 23 April, 12noon

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes with an interval.

Tickets are sold through the Royal Opera House
020 7304 4000 (Mon to Sat 10am–8pm)

Linbury Theatre | Royal Opera House

The true story of a young refugee’s journey through Africa told through music, singing and dance, based on the book by Jonny Steinberg.

Eight-year-old Asad is a Somalian refugee whose mother was murdered in front of him. Now living in Ethiopia, he has a brilliant head for business and he goes in search of new opportunities abroad.

Award-winning South African theatre company Isango Ensemble has won widespread acclaim for its productions that re-imagine theatre classics in a South African setting, using artists drawn mainly from Cape Town townships.

Sung in English with no surtitles

This event is part of Royal Opera House's Spring 2019 season.

★★★★★ “Bursting with life, this is a full-blooded hymn to hope” Daily Mail

★★★★ “Isango Ensemble’s musical has marvellous songs and breathtaking acting” The Observer

★★★★ “A terrific slice of musical theatre - this fiercely topical show is a real treat” Mail on Sunday

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

★★★★ “An extraordinary, magical piece of theatre – all politicians should go” The Times

★★★★ "Exhilarating and inspired - I urge everyone to see this show" The Guardian

★★★★ "Heartbreaking, with dynamic choreography and beautiful music" Time Out

★★★★ "A gorgeous score that bubbles with life - profoundly stirring" The Independent

★★★★ "Powerful and vivid, Asad's story unfolds in joyous ensemble singing" Evening Standard

Company Isango Ensemble

Director Mark Dornford-May

Musical Director Mandisi Dyantyis

Choreographer Lungelo Ngamlana

Lighting Designer Mannie Manim