Takes you on a thrilling journey in search of the soul and spirit of contemporary South Africa.
Tree at the Young Vic

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Genre: Musical
Venue: Young Vic
Starts: Monday 29 July 2019
Closes: Saturday 24 August 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Tree  takes you on a thrilling journey in search of the soul and spirit of contemporary South Africa.

Created by Idris Elba, whose album Mi Mandela provides the soundtrack, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, this major world-premiere production, performed in the round, is also directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Music, dance and film combine with an exciting cast to explore the past, present and future of this country at a crossroads - all through the eyes of one young man on a journey of healing.


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London SE1 8LZ

Box office tel: 020 7922 2922

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Previews from:Monday 29 July 2019

Press night:Thursday 1 August 2019

Closes:Saturday 24 August 2019

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


(29 - 31 July) £10, £25, £30, £35

£10, £30, £35, £40

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Access information

Captioned performance 8 Aug, 7.30pm

Audio described performance 15 Aug, 7.30pm


Kaleo - Alfred Enoch


Author: Created by Idris Elba & Kwame Kwei-Armah
Composer: Michael 'Mikey J' Asante
Director: Kwame Kwei-Armah
Designer: Jon Bausor
Musical direction: Michael 'Mikey J' Asante
Choreography: Gregory Maqoma
Sound: Paul Arditti
Video designer: Duncan McLean
Dramaturg: Mongi Mthombeni
Production: Young Vic, Manchester International Festival and Green Door Pictures co-production.

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