Isango Ensemble – SS Mendi
Tue 05 May - Fri 22 MayBook Tickets
Sat 16 May - Sat 23 May
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Venue Main House, York Theatre Royal
Matinee(s)2:00pm Thu, 2:30pm Sat
Price From £15.00
The Mysteries: Yimmimangaliso
In England of the Middle Ages, the Mystery Plays developed, bringing biblical stories to the streets. Isango Ensemble’s brilliantly inventive version has been seen and celebrated by audiences around the world from Australia to London’s West End.
This is a totally South African version of the Mystery Plays which tell the biblical story from
creation to resurrection with song and dance. The Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, The Nativity, The Miracles, The Crucifixion and The Resurrection all will be told in Xhosa, Zulu, English, Latin and Afrikaans with choral music, a capella singing, township percussion and dance.
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.
“The most colourful, melodic, uplifting spectacle to be had in theatreland”Sunday Telegraph
“Sensational…shows as moving and uplifting as this only arrive once in a blue moon”Daily Telegraph
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