A Man Of Good Hope
Auckland Arts Festival 2019Thu Mar 14th 2019 to Mon Mar 18th 2019 at 20:00 until 21:30
Auckland, 138 Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter, AucklandAuckland https://www.myguideauckland.com/events/a-man-of-good-hope BOOK NOW
Be uplifted and inspired by this spellbinding musical theatre triumph.
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.
A Man of Good Hope is one of the headlining productions of the 2019 Auckland Arts Festival. It plays 14 to 18 March 2019 at ASB Waterfront Theatre in Wynyard Quarter.
Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.
Recommended for ages 10+
Contains loud noises and adult themes
★★★★★ “Bursting with life, this is a full-blooded hymn to hope.” Daily Mail (UK)
★★★★ “Isango Ensemble’s musical has marvellous songs and breathtaking acting” The Observer (UK)
★★★★ “A terrific slice of musical theatre – this fiercely topical show is a real treat” Mail on Sunday (UK)
★★★★ 'Glorious, vibrant musical theatre that speaks to the biggest concern of our age' Financial Times (UK)
★★★★ “An extraordinary, magical piece of theatre – all politicians should go” The Times (UK)
★★★★ 'Exhilarating and inspired – I urge everyone to see this show' The Guardian (UK)
★★★★ 'Heartbreaking, with dynamic choreography and beautiful music' Time Out (UK)
★★★★ 'A gorgeous score that bubbles with life - profoundly stirring' The Independent (UK)
★★★★ 'Powerful and vivid, Asad's story unfolds in joyous ensemble singing' Evening Standard (UK)
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