Wednesday, 06 May
Wed 06 May 2020 - Tue 19 May 2020
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The Magic Flute
Winner of the Oliver Award for Best Musical Revival, Isango Ensemble’s The Magic Flute is undeniably joyful.
Their mix of Mozart’s music and contemporary South African culture tells the story of a young prince trying to win the love of a beautiful princess whose mother is the Queen of the Night. The internationally celebrated group of Cape Town artists and musicians take on the beloved and timeless opera with marimbas, oil drums, inventive design, and bold energy.
This is opera like you’ve never seen before!
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.
UP TO 25% OFF WITH SEASON TICKET – book 3+ selected shows and enjoy great savings with free ticket exchanges if your plans change! Available on Crongton Knights, Alone in Berlin, The Magic Flute, SS MENDI: Dancing the Death Drill, The Mysteries: Yimmimangaliso, The Glee Club, A Bunch of Amateurs, Quality Street, Shandyland and Pippi Longstocking.
"Packing enough energy to power a couple of national grids, and enough decibels to lift several roofs"The Times
"Leaves you with a rare sense of life-enhancing joy"Sunday Times
Adapted and Directed by
Mandisi Dyantyis and Paulina Malefane