A Man Of Good Hope

Young Vic, The Cut, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8LZ

Olivier Award-winners The Isango Ensemble return to the Young Vic with A Man Of Good Hope, a musical following one refugee’s epic venture across Africa.

Adapted from Jonny Steinberg’s riveting book, the show centres on Asad, a young Somali refugee seeking to flee his painful past.

With a smart eye for business and some miraculously good luck on his side, he hustles in the streets of Ethiopia until he is ready to set off for the promised land: South Africa. But it’s what he finds upon his arrival that really changes his life.

A true story, Asad’s epic quest bursts from the stage with show-stopping song and roof-lifting dance accompanied on the marimba, transporting audiences to the heartland of the continent. With a 2008 Olivier Award-winning revival of The Magic Flute to their name already, The Isango Ensemble are sure to provide an astounding on-stage tale not to be missed.

Cast & Creatives

Noluthando Boqwana, Ayanda Eleki, Zamile Gantana, Sifiso Lupuzi, Pauline Malefane, Bongiwe Mapassa, Zanele Mbatha, Katlego Mmusi, Zoleka Mpotsha, Busisiwe Ngejane, Sonwabo Ntshata, Luvo Rasemeni, Masakane Sotayisi, Luvo Tamba, Ayanda Tikolo
Jonny Steinberg
Adapted by
Isango Ensemble
Mark Dornford-May
Music by
Mandisi Dyantyis & Pauline Malefane
Young Vic and Isango Ensemble Production, co-produced by Royal Opera and Repons Foundation
Lighting Designer
Mannie Manim
Movement Director
Lungelo Ngamlana

Young Vic

The Cut, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922
Official site
Nearest tube
Waterloo Station is on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines. Southwark Station is on the Jubilee line.
Nearest train
Waterloo & Waterloo East. Charing Cross and London Bridge stations are one stop away.

Our theatre is in a residential area so car parking is limited and subject to restrictions. We’d recommend using public transport but if you drive you can park at National Car Park Ltd on Upper Ground, Coin Street and at Waterloo Station. We are in London's congestion zone operating 7am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7922 2922 Email: boxoffice@youngvic.org
£5 off top price tickets.
Limited mobility
Seating at the Young Vic is unreserved, so your ticket won't have a seat number and you can sit where you fancy. Every seat has a great view, there are no pillars or obstructions and you'll never be more than seven rows away from the action. So take your time, enjoy a drink or the company of friends and don't worry about queuing to get in. We are happy to reserve you a seat or provide assistance if you have access requirements. Please let us know in advance of your visit and we'll do what we can to help.
Access description
There is an automated set of doors with release button to the right at the front of the theatre. A lift rises to the next level (at the back of the bar space) There are some steps within the auditorium but these differ with each show. Seats can be reserved to meet varying needs.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are not allowed in the auditorium but can be left with front of hous staff who are happy to dog-sit.
Wheelchair and transfer seating available on request, please call in advance.
The Cut serves core classics and inspired specials. On two levels, in a generous, open and comfortable space which includes an outside terrace, The Cut is a vibrant hub within the Young Vic. Open for breakfast, lunch, early dinner, pre- and post- theatre food and drink.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens