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Madiba the Musical at Crown Theatre

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by Shelley Mac (subscribe)
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A celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela
Despite spending more than a quarter of his life in prison, Nelson Mandela lived a powerfully influential life. Opening at Crown Theatre on January 2nd, the uplifting and soul-stirring musical Madiba the Musical celebrates his incredible life. As a lawyer and political activist, Mandela's commitment and determination to fight against apartheid and for peace inspired so many.

Madiba the Musical Perth Nelson Mandela
Madiba coming to Perth

The show is energetic and compelling, combining African dance and vocal traditions with eternal love songs and stirring anthems. As a fictional parallel story to Mandela's work as a lawyer and activist for peace, the story follows the romance between young artist Will and white Afrikaans girl Helena, showing the struggle and tragedy of the apartheid regime.

Madiba the Musical Perth
High energy

South African Perci Moeketsi stars in the lead role of Will and Madeline Perrone plays Helena. Inspired by Mandela's own words: "It is impossible until it's done", Moeketsi dared to dream the impossible and consequently achieved his dream to become a star of stage, television and film.

Perci Moeketsi as Nelson Mandela
Perci Moeketsi as Nelson Mandela

Popular Australian actor and singer, Tim Omaji, also known by stage name Timomatic, plays the role of Sam Onatou, a young black activist who is arrested in South Africa and meets the man known as 'Madiba', Nelson Mandela, in prison.

Tarisai Vushe plays Sam's fiancée Sandy who works for the family of a white policeman, played by Sydney actor Blake Erickson. Following her performance in the successful national touring production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Ruva Ngwenya plays the role of Winnie Mandela.

Playing in Perth at Crown Theatre from January 2-12, tickets are available through Ticketmaster
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Why? A powerful and uplifting celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela
When: 2-12 January 2019
Phone: 136100
Where: Crown Theatre, Burswood
Cost: From $49
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Hope this one does an Australian tour, Shelley?
by Elaine (score: 3|6397) 210 days ago
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