Zwai Bala

TSOTSI, THE MUSICAL

8 - 17 Feb 2018

Based on the novel by Athol Fugard, Tsotsi, the Musical tells the powerful story of a hardened township criminal whose life changes forever after a bungled mugging leaves him caring for a stranger’s baby. With music composed by singer-songwriter Zwai Bala, and book and lyrics by Mkhululi Mabija, this gritty, contemporary musical adaptation is directed by award winners Neil Coppen and Khayelihle Dominique Gumede, with set design by Michael Mitchell and Neil Coppen, choreography by Standard Bank Young Artist Thandazile “Sonia” Radebe, lighting by Kobus Rossouw and costumes by Noluthando Lobese.
Tsotsi, the Musical is funded by the National Lotteries Commission and supported by the Western Cape Government Cultural Affairs and Sport department and BASA.

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MUSIC Zwai Bala
BOOK & LYRICS Mkhululi Z. Mabija
DIRECTORS Neil Coppen + Khayelihle Dom Gumede
MUSICAL SUPERVISOR ZWAI BALA
ASSOCIATE MUSICAL DIRECTOR DAWID BOVERHOF
choreographer thandazile (sonia) radebe
set design Michael Mitchell + Neil Coppen
COSTUME DESIGN Noluthando Lobese
LIGHTING DESIGN Kobus Rossouw
VIDEO DESIGN KIRSTI CUMMING
SOUND DESIGN MARCEL BEZUIDENHOUT
DRAMATURGE MICHAEL WILLIAMS
puppet design + consultant Janni Younge + Craig leo

CAST

TsotsiMxolisi (Zuluboy) Majozi
BostonMsizi Njapha
AapKatlego Letsholonyana
AdedolaThembisile Ntaka
ButcherThembalethu Zwele
PhumlaBusisiwe Ngejane
MiriamKgomotso (MoMo) Matsunyane
AkhramRoyston Stoffels
MorrisLindani Nkosi
Tsotsi’s Mother / EnsembleAyanda Nhlangothi
Tsotsi’s Father /  EnsembleNhlanhla Mahlangu
Soekie / EnsembleBianca Le Grange
Young David / EnsembleSibuyiselo (Sbuja) Dywili
EnsembleSimphiwe Mayeki
EnsembleLuvo Rasemeni
EnsembleErnestine Stuurman
EnsembleBabongile Manga
EnsembleLebo Borole
EnsembleNtsika Benya
EnsembleLuthando (Toto) Tsodo

 

 

“An exceptional creative team and cast … reinventing and breathing fresh life into the material from Athol Fugard’s novel. Don’t miss this production, set to break boundaries in musical theatre.”

Robyn Cohen – Saturday Live

 

“Tsotsi musical steals the limelight!  A fresh interpretation of Athol Fugard’s novel, featuring new plot twists, an edgy score and fresh characters.”

Eugene Yiga – Business Day

 

“Expect drama, suspense and introspection from this highly anticipated gritty, contemporary musical.”

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