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Cape Town Opera returns to the London stage with the triumphant story of global icon Nelson Mandela.

Mandela Trilogy is an epic and innovative musical celebration of the great man’s life. The phenomenal production reflects on Mandela’s story, depicting the incredible courage and contrasts Mandela displayed when confronted by adversity and racial discrimination. His story is told in three parts by more than sixty performers, three of which play Mandela at different times in his volatile and inspiring journey through life. Striking shifts in musical style mirror the different phases of Mandela’s life, from tribal rites he took part in on the banks of the Mbashe River, to his time in Sophiatown where rebellion and a commitment to liberation took root, and finally to his twenty-seven-year incarceration and his long walk to freedom.

Nelson Mandela not only changed the face of South Africa, he was a voice for the downtrodden worldwide. Mandela Trilogy is a powerful musical retelling of one of the twentieth century’s greatest stories.

Playing at London’s Southbank Centre for a strictly limited season from August, book you tickets to this truly original and important production today.

Customer Reviews

5 reviews
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2 Sep 2016

Singing and staging very good but I was very disappointed on the music and the way the story was presented . I left early.

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2 Sep 2016

Great show. I loved hearing the traditional songs from home. The vocals were soul-stirring and the singers really embodied the mood of the time. The production really did justice to the legacy of a great human being. My only suggestion is that The sound could have been better during the first half. In the beginning the singers weren't always audible clearly and that part of the story was my favourite.

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2 Sep 2016

I enjoyed the show very much. It was very well done. The singers and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra were amazing. I would definitely recommend this fantastic musical to anyone. Very well done performance..

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1 Sep 2016

It was very professional and high quality but the first and third sections were not 'my cup of tea' musically. It was very much an opera and the dialogue felt contrived. However the jazzy, African section was fabulous.

jean and hank
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1 Sep 2016

The orchestra and the cast were excellent. Such a good blend of the traditional and the modern. The way the story was told meant that you really got an image of Nelson Mandela as a man as well as his major achievement in his role of bringing the vote to the black majority. The key women in his life were particularly well performed. The three Mandela's were all very good and we enjoyed the blend of voices. A most enjoyable evening


When is it showing


Belvedere Road, London

How Does It Work

You will receive a voucher after use.  Please print and present on arrival.

When Can I Go

31st August - 3rd September 2016

How long is the show?

approx 2 hours and 20 minutes (including one interval)

Where Do I Go

Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX