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Madiba the Musical

When:

Tue 8 Jan 2019, 7:00pm–9:20pm
Wed 9 Jan 2019, 7:00pm–9:20pm
Thu 10 Jan 2019, 7:30pm–9:50pm
Fri 11 Jan 2019, 7:30pm–9:50pm
Sat 12 Jan 2019, 7:30pm–9:50pm

Where: Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: lburford

Energetic and compelling new stage show Madiba the Musical, a celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela will tour in Perth this coming January.

Madiba the Musical, which celebrates the life of the former South African leader, who would have turned 100 in July this year, is interwoven with stories of the fight against apartheid and forbidden love in a troubled land.

Playing the role of Nelson Mandela is Perci Moeketsi, a South African star of stage, television and film, who dared to dream the impossible, encouraged by Mandela’s own words: “It is impossible until it’s done”.

African dance and vocal traditions are given a contemporary setting alongside eternal love songs and stirring anthems in a show that tells of Mandela’s lifework as a lawyer and activist for peace through the story of young artist Will, who is the victim of apartheid in South Africa.

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. In prison he meets the man known as “Madiba”, Nelson Mandela.