Theatre / City Hall

Through song and dance, Sarafina! follows the activities of a fictional class at today's Morris Isaacson. The focus is on Sarafina, a girl who inspires her classmates with her commitment to the struggle against the government.

In the musical's explosive finale the students present a class play about the symbolic Day of Liberation they all dream of — when their hero, Nelson Mandela is released after more than 20 years in prison.

Production Credits

Director & Choreographer: Sonwa Sakuba

Musical Director: Sivuyile "Scott" Msizi

Stage Managers: Khwezi Mbina & Zizipho Nkinti 

About the Artists

This production features a cast of students that are currently enrolled within the Sonwa Sakuba Institute for the Performing Arts in East London. Having launched in 2021 the growing institution is fast becoming a household name within the Eastern Cape for producing world class performers and productions.

Through providing access to international qualifications in dance, music and drama and a faculty of experienced industry professionals, the quality of training at the institution has been revered and received critical acclaim by both international examiners and audiences.

Amongst the list of many, previous productions include ‘Hidden Identity’, ‘Till Death Do Us Apart’, ‘Shrek, ‘Macbeth’, ‘All You Need Is Love’, ‘Abangoni’ and the Bronze Standard Bank Ovation Award Winning productions ‘Afrika Sings!’, 'Abangoni' and 'Dear Tata'. Striving to engage, empower and inspire both students and audiences, the institution continues to take talents to the next level whilst ensuring that graduates emerge as multifaceted 21st century artists.

  • Venue: City Hall
  • Location: Grahamstown City Hall
  • Ticket price: R100.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 1h30m
  • Ages: ALL AGES
    • Suitable for All Ages
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