American Drama Group Europe
The story of heroism and betrayal, hatred and forgiveness in modern South Africa. This is the story of the struggle not only for justice but for peace in a land torn by hatred and violence. South Africa’s emergence as a multi-racial democracy was little short of a miracle, and that miracle was delivered by one outstanding man: Nelson Mandela.
This is not a black and white story. Nelson took his “long walk to Freedom” but the journey did not end at the gates of his prison. The struggle to build a new South Africa was mirrored in the struggle to keep his marriage alive, his desire for reconciliation and sense of self-sacrifice was compromised by the woman who stood by him during so many years of imprisonment. The production aims to ask questions rather than to give answers and to go beyond the myth of Mandela to present to audience the man who created the myth.
“We now need to look to improve and mend our attitudes by understanding that we are all simply people, irrespective of colour, and TNT Britain, did just that: raise awareness and respect.”.
Nelson Mandela offered us inspiration but does he offer us a solution? Paul Stebbings leads the same artistic team and many of the performers who made the company’s LIFE AND DEATH OF MARTIN LUTHER KING such an international success are reunited on this epic project.