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Tree at the Young Vic
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Tree

Created by Idris Elba & Kwame Kwei-Armah
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah

A Young Vic, Manchester International Festival and Green Door Pictures co-production.

In association with Eleanor Lloyd Productions, Bob Benton for Anthology Theatre, Eilene Davidson Productions and Dawn Smalberg for Ragovoy Entertainment

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm

£10, £30, £35, £40

Previews: (29 - 31 July) £10, £25, £30, £35

STANDING TICKETS: The audience is placed, standing, at the heart of the action, with the performance unfolding around it. If you have access requirements which means you cannot stand for the duration of the performance, please contact our Box Office for seated ticket options.

Main House

Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah’s electrifying new blend of drama, music and dance follows one man’s journey into the heart and soul of contemporary South Africa – with the audience at the centre of the action.

It’s just 12 hours from London to his parents’ homeland, but to Kaleo (Alfred Enoch), South Africa is another world. When a family tragedy finally forces him to visit for the first time, Kaleo must confront hidden histories and right the wrongs of the past. But first he must face the present: a shattered family, fighting to hold on to what they believe is theirs, in a nation haunted by the ghosts of its own turbulent past.

Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, with music inspired by Elba’s album 'Mi Mandela', Tree is an exhilarating show about identity, family and belonging, seen through the eyes of one man on the toughest journey of his life.

With Christian Bradley, Lucy Briggs-Owen, Sinéad Cusack, Kurt Egyiawan, Alfred Enoch, Anna-Kay Alicia Gayle, Joan Iyiola, Anthony Matsena, Daniella May, Patrice Naiambana, Mbulelo NdabeniAndile Sotiya

STANDING TICKETS: The audience is placed, standing, at the heart of the action, with the performance unfolding around it. If you have access requirements which means you cannot stand for the duration of the performance, please contact our Box Office for seated ticket options.

The Making of Tree

Created by Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah

Director Kwame Kwei-Armah

Choreographer Gregory Maqoma 

Music Supervisor & Composer Michael 'Mikey J' Asante

Set & Costume Designer Jon Bausor

Lighting Designer Jon Clark

Sound Designer Paul Arditti

Video Designer Duncan McLean

Dramaturg Mongiwekhaya

Casting Director Pippa Ailion CDG  

Associate Director Paul Morris

With Christian Bradley, Lucy Briggs-Owen, Sinéad Cusack, Kurt Egyiawan, Alfred Enoch, Anna-Kay Alicia Gayle, Joan Iyiola, Anthony Matsena, Daniella May, Patrice Naiambana, Mbulelo Ndabeni and Andile Sotiya.

With many thanks to James Ngcobo at the Market Theatre Johannesburg.

Captioned performance 8 Aug, 7.30pm

Audio described performance 15 Aug, 7.30pm

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