I have pondered long & hard at what one might say about such a musical like Madiba (a celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela). Written & composed by Jean – Pierre Hadida. It’s a very different musical from your typical type yet is one that will deeply stir, impact, move, inspire & touch you in so many ways. I personally at times was moved to tears.

The sets are so cleverly adaptable enabling for quick,smooth scene changes & the bright colourful costumes are true to the beautiful South African culture. The choreography is Vibrant & energetic.

“I learned courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear” – Nelson Mandela

Seeing every single bit of this musical brought to life in such a powerful, true & compelling way through dance, storytelling & song by the incredibly talented cast is an unforgettable experience. From the main leads right to the ensemble, I can not even begin to pin point individual cast members to say how amazing they are. As it is quite plain to see that they all shine 100% in their own special ways. Each & everyone of them embody their part & without a doubt do it justice all the while making it so believable.

Words alone can not describe how much I loved this production. The end story is uplifting & will have you joining in the joyful dancing. So what are you waiting for? go & experience what I experienced.

Madiba is currently playing at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne until October 28th Great seats are still available. For other tour dates near you visit madibamusical.com.au

x Steph

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