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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London4.06 reviews

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The story of one of the world's most iconic figures, Nelson Mandela, is brought to the stage in this epic and original musical tribute.

An inspirational musical retelling that reaches far beyond any boundary, reflecting on a life of extraordinary contrasts and unflinching courage in the face of adversity.

Cape Town Opera’s celebration of Mandela’s life is a spectacular portrait of a man who touched hearts and minds around the world. Presented in three parts, by a cast of over 60 performers including three different incarnations of Mandela, the contrasting phases of his journey are recreated through strikingly divergent styles of music.

From tribal initiation rites on the banks of the Mbashe River and heady and rebellious jazz-fuelled days in Sophiatown, to incarceration and reflection on Robben Island and finally freedom and liberation.

**** 'one of the great stories of our time' (Guardian)

**** 'An inspirational journey towards liberation' (Independent)

'Magnificent' (Daily Telegraph)

Additional Information

Running time


Performance dates

31 August to 3 September

Special notes

Mandela Trilogy is playing at the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre

Venue Information

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank CentreBelvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Special Offer

Mandela Trilogy Ticket Offer Details

No booking fee offer! Book by 26 August.

Valid all performances subject to availability.

Customer Reviews

6 reviews4.0

Ray Mohammed2nd September

I was confuse for the first part of the story. It was very difficult to hear the performers on stage as the orchestra was drowning their vocals.

Rachel Abraham2nd September

Was expecting a musical - surprised to have so much Opera in it. Otherwise good. Also expected a more energetic performance but I guess his life was a series of intellectual challenges!

Gloria Tshabalala1st September

Fantastic and really emotional and the true story of Mandela staged by gifted and well actors and musician. Awesome music by the Cape Town Opera Chorus! However it started a bit late.??

Elizabeth Barrell1st September

The orchestra, singers and costumes were excellent. Well done, Cape Town!

Trevor Stammers1st September

Wow! A wonderful evening of stage magic. Loved it

Gilly Perrett1st September

Terrific original production! Easy to follow with visual dialogue above the picture video that helps set the scene. Very moving performances with some great voices! Refreshingly different and enjoyable.