A Man of Good Hope Based on the book by Jonny Steinberg Adapted by Isango Ensemble  6 Oct - 12 Nov at The Young Vic

A Man of Good Hope, based on the book by Jonny Steinberg, adapted by Isango Ensemble. 6 Oct – 12 Nov at The Young Vic

When South African productions come to London, and I’m asked to review them, I always jump at the opportunity. I have the opportunity to absorb a bit of contemporary culture, language, music and emotion from my other home. A Man of good Hope, performed at The Young Vic, has been one of my favourite performances by South African artists in London.


A Man of Good Hope is a refugee’s story and it is profound, not least because it is a topical issue today. I was blown away by the music, dancing, story and characters. I was also moved by the topic of refugees. Play’s like these move us in ways that no news story or imploring politician can.

You can read my review online, or click on the image above to download the pdf.

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