November 2021


A Man of Good Hope

  • Isango Ensemble from Jonny Steinberg
  • Directed by Mark Dornford-May
  • Sala Gran
  • 18/11/2021 al 21/11/2021

A musical theater show coming directly from South Africa

A Man of Good Hope brings us closer to a reality that Europe has turned its back on for many years: Africa, immigrants and refugees. A musical theatre show based on real events: the journey of Asad, an eight-year-old orphan boy, to reach safety. A story by the prestigious South African company Isango Ensemble.

A Man of Good Hope is an important piece not only for the Isango company and South Africa but for the whole world, as it explores one of the most significant crises we have had to face globally in recent times: economic migrations and refugees. Based on Asad’s extraordinary journey, the play is a tale told with a sense of humour, wonderful music and, above all, overflowing humanity. Performed in the company’s distinctive style, this theatrical musical piece is a call for understanding and compassion.

Mark Dornford-May, director of the show.

Production team

Isango Ensemble from Jonny Steinberg
Directed by
Mark Dornford-May
Mandisi Dyantyis, Thobile Dyasi, Nombongo Fatyi, Thandokazi Fumba, Tamsanqa Lamani, Nontsusa Louw, Paulina Malefane, Zimkhitha Mathomane, Zanele Mbatha, Sinethemba Mdena, Thina Meni, Zoleka Mpotsha, Thamsanqa Mtshamba, Thandolwethu Mzembe, Siyanda Ncobo, Sonwabo Ntshata, Anomtha Nteta, Inomtha Nteta, Melikhaya Ntshuntshe, Cikizwa Rolomana, Masakana Sotayisi, Luvo Tamba and Ayanda Tikolo.
  • + Information
    Musical direction
    Mandisi Dyantyis
    Paulina Malefane

    Speech and dialogue coach
    Lesley Nott Manim

    Lungelo Ngamlana

    Mannie Manim
    Technical and management teams of the company
    Megan-Leigh Adams

    Production chief

    Executive producer
    Claire Béjanin

    Young Vic
    Isango Ensemble
    With the collaboration of
    The Royal Opera, Repons, BAM and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg