A musical trilogy celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, returns to Wales Millennium Centre later this week. The Mandela Trilogy, written and directed by Michael Williams with music by Peter Louis van Dijk and Mike Campbell, made its European premiere at Wales Millennium Centre in 2012.
From tribal initiation rites on the banks of the Mbashe River, through the heady and rebellious jazz-fuelled days in Sophiatown, to incarceration and reflection on Robben Island and finally beyond, to freedom, The Mandela Trilogy tells the story of one of the world’s most iconic figures.
Told in three parts, the production is brought to the stage by the Cape Town Opera consisting of a cast and orchestra of over 60 South African performers, the music matches the vastly different phases of Mandela’s journey from freedom fighter to president.
The Mandela Trilogy takes place at Wales Millennium Centre from August 24 – 27. For more information and to book tickets visit www.wmc.org.uk or call 029 2063 6464. Age guidance 10+ (No under 2s).