Mar 2018 1st Edition

#FeesMustFall production hits SA stage

Written by Thakgatso Setseta
Freedom the Musical urges the singing of songs of victory!

The South African State Theatre is presenting the premiere of Freedom the Musical, the new production by multi-award-winning playwright and director Aubrey Sekhabi, from 27 February to 31 March 2018.

A strong cast of 47 members and a 13-piece band tell the tale of Phindile, a Tshwane University of Technology student and leader of the Fees Must Fall movement. Her life takes a sharp turn after students protest at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

The story is a testament to Phindile’s determination to triumph regardless of the odds stacked against her by the system and society.

The production also features Hip Hop star Simphele ‘PdotO’ Mnyandu, Simphiwe Ndlovu, Kabelo ‘Bonafide Billi’ Togoe, Motswako rapper Chad da Don, baritone Otto Maidi, and 2017 Idols top-10 finalist Thokozile Ndimande.

The music composition is raw and gritty and reflects the rhythm and mood of the times with Hip Hop genres.

Sekhabi reunites with his long-term creative partner Wilhelm Disbergen. His previous production, ‘Marikana the Musical’ is still on the minds on many. 

The musical came out tops in the 2014 Naledi awards, boldly scooping six awards from 14 nominations.

Tickets are available at Computicket.


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