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Tue 05 May 2020 - Fri 22 May 2020

Isango Ensemble – SS Mendi

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Times
7:30pm

Venue Main House, York Theatre Royal

Matinee(s)2:30pm Sat

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Isango Ensemble – SS Mendi

Tue 05 May 2020 - Fri 22 May 2020

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Dates

Tue 05 May 2020 - Fri 22 May 2020

Times

7:30pm

Matinee(s)

2:30pm Sat

Running Time

Venue

Main House, York Theatre Royal

Price

From £15.00

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SS MENDI: Dancing the Death Drill

January 1917 – 823 South African men board the SS Mendi in Cape Town, volunteers for the British Army bound for the Western Front.

SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill is a powerful, moving and at times wickedly funny celebration of the men on board, based on Fred Khumalo’s historical novel and with an extraordinary soundscape of favourites such as ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’ to South African laments. The play’s recent run at the Royal Opera House in London received huge critical acclaim.

Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Nuffield Southampton Theatres

ISANGO ENSEMBLE

The Olivier Award-winning South African ensemble are coming to York for a specially-curated season of their extraordinary work: The Magic Flute, SS MENDI: Dancing the Death Drill and The Mysteries: Yimmimangaliso. Isango re-imagine theatre classics in a South African setting, using artists drawn mainly from Cape Town townships, and have produced work at the Young Vic, Royal Opera House, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and across the USA. Their joyous and passionate music theatre is an inspirational and uplifting experience for any audience.

 


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5

"And the final death drill...has a potency that knocks the breath from your body"

The Times
5

"Isango Ensemble transfigure the idea of lament, turning grief into something poignantly beautiful, darkly funny and, at times, sharply angry"

The Guardian
5

"a feast of powerful theatre, music and song."

Broadway World

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Credits

Produced by

A Nuffield Southhampton Theatres and Isango Ensemble

Director

Mark Dornford-May

Music

Mandisi Dyantyis

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