Ancient hamilton Star Michael Luwoye to play Nelson Mandela at world premiere of new musical mandelafrom November 29 to February 4 at the Young Vic in London.
With a book by Laiona Michelle and music and lyrics by Greg Dean Borowsky and Shaun Borowsky, mandela is directed by Schele Williams. Luowye will star alongside DAnielle Flamanya, who will play Winnie Mandela.
Also appear on the show Gregory Armand as Vusi, Zion Battles as Bongani, Earl Carpenter as Prime Minister, Stewart Clarke as Director, Hanna Dimtsu as Nomsa, Lerato Gwebu as Adelaide Tambo , Prudence Jezile as Praise Singer, Akmed Junior Khemalai as Walter Sisulu, Blue Makwana as Gugu, Kayleigh McKnight as Barbara, Posi Morakinyo as Thembi Mandela, Sneziey Msomi as Albertina Sisulu/Maki Mandela, Ryan O’Donnell as Joe Slovo, Adam Pearce as Kobus, Shiv Rabheru as Ahmed Kathrada, Will Richardson as Piet, Leanne Robinson as Zindzi Mandela and Ntsikelelo Nicholas Vani as Oliver Tambo. Other castings will be announced.
It has additional music and lyrics by Bongi Duma, with choreography by Gregory Maqoma, set design by Oscar winner Hannah Beachler, costumes by Fay Fullerton, sound design by Paul Gatehouse, lighting design by Jon Clark, orchestration and musical supervision by Benjamin Kwasi. Burrell and cast of Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.
Rounding out the creative team are Associate Choreographer Dickson Mbi, Assistant Director Becca Chadder, Associate Scenographer Debbie Duru, Associate Music Director Sam Young and Associate Casting Director Richard Johnston.
The show will also air live as part of Young Vic’s streaming system, with further details to be announced.