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Madiba the Musical
Sydney Opera House

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Bennelong Point Sydney NSW 2000

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Nelson Mandela’s Centenary of Birth

July 18th, 2018

“As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest” - Nelson Mandela On the 18 July 2018, the World marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. In November 2009, the UN General Assembly resolved to mark his birthday as the Nelson Mandela Day. Mandela called on the next generation to take on the burden of leadership to address social injustices when he said that “it is in your hands now”. The good that Nelson Mandela symbolized in the world is unparalleled. He is an extraordinary global icon of freedom,... Read More


New Zealand Tour Announced

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New Zealand Tour Announced

The New Zealand Herald, July 17th, 2018

A musical based on the life of Nelson Mandela is heading to New Zealand in 2019. Madiba the Musical will be staged at Auckland's Bruce Mason Centre from January 24-February 3; Wellington's Opera House from February 7-10; and Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal from February 14-17. The international production, which began its world tour in France, looks at the life of Mandela and his fight against apartheid in South Africa. Mandela spent 27 years of his life in prison for fighting the racist white ruling in South Africa, and later became the country's first black pr... Read More


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The role of Nelson Mandela Announced

July 5th, 2018

Following an extensive international search, creators of the compelling new stage show MADIBA The Musical, today announced Perci Moeketsi will play the role of Nelson Mandela. The South African star of stage, television and film, Perci Moeketsi, dared to dream the impossible, encouraged by Mandela’s own words: “It is impossible until it’s done”. From a very humble background where a career in the arts was considered nothing but a hobby for a black child, Perci says he’s pinching himself that he’ll soon be portraying his hero and on an international pl... Read More


First Cast Announcement

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First Cast Announcement

June 22nd, 2018

The creators of inspiring and energetic new stage show MADIBA The Musical – A Celebration of the Life of Nelson Mandela, are proud to announce the cast members for the show’s upcoming premiere Australian season. Australian producer Neil Croker said an exciting line up of talented singers, actors and dancers for MADIBA The Musical has been named, with the role of Nelson Mandela yet to be announced. Directed by Pierre-Yves Duchesne and Dennis Watkins, Musical Director Michael Tyack and Choreographer Johan Nus, the following artists are starring: Tim ‘Timomatic’ ... Read More


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Madiba The Musical

Stage Whispers, May 1st, 2018

The late South African President Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 in July. Now a French musical, Madiba the Musical- a celebration of the Life of Nelson Mandela, is set to tour Australia and New Zealand. The composer and lyricist Jean-Pierre Hadida spoke with David Spicer ahead of the production’s English translation premiere. What inspired you about the Mandela story? I can say that Africa inspired me a lot. It is such a wonderful continent, where heart and mankind make one. You can feel all this energy of Africa, to make a show that has great moments of h... Read More


Freedom fighter’s inspirational tale

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Freedom fighter’s inspirational tale

Herald Sun, March 2nd, 2018

It wasn’t enough for Jean-Pierre Hadida to combine his love for words and music into a musical. He had to create something to inspire and move audiences, as he has done throughout France with Madiba the Musical, which charts the political activism of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. “It was a very personal feeling to do this because it’s such a strong, important story that is really like a fairy tale,” Hadida says. “I love to tell stories with music and, with my co-writer Alicia Sebrien, we were looking for an icon who could bring something... Read More