Touring Productions & Events

Isango Ensemble

Upcoming 2019-2020 Season: A Man of Good Hope, Aesop's Fables, The Magic Flute

“Spirited, wrenching, and often sublime… [The ensemble] is part of what makes the show so powerful… With their frank and flexible acting, they show how easily a person might slide from vulnerability to cruelty… A reminder of what a mighty force empathy in the theater can be.”
Alexis Soloski, The New York Times

"Music is the story. Isango Ensemble is a marvel."
Susannah Clapp, The Guardian

"I am captivated by the ensembles extraordinary versatility and the sheer joy each performer brings to each production."
Sunday Times, South Africa

"These tunes...are gifts to the audience who come away humming. Their musical DNA has been changed."
Susannah Clapp, The Guardian

"...vivid, enthralling display...the story is beautifully rendered...a palpable playful delight"
Sunday Express, UK

"With frequent outbursts of upbeat song and plenty of comic moments, the joyous energy of the performers is contagious, and it is impossible not to leave the auditorium smiling."
Sebastian King, CurtainUp

"The symphonic shape of the Isango Ensemble's narrative transforms the memorial into a true work of art... This is the very essence of theatre, relying on the bodies and voices of the actors, with the dimensions of music and dance done at the highest level. Go, learn and be moved.
The Arts Desk


Columbia Artists Management is now pleased to present:
2019-2020: A Man of Good Hope, Aesop's Fables, The Magic Flute

US Tour History:
2014-2015: Venus and Adonis, The Magic Flute
2015-2016: uCarmen Ekhayelitsha, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Isango Ensemble is a South African theatre company that draws its artists from the townships surrounding Cape Town. Isango’s stage productions and films have played to sold-out audiences across the world and have received numerous international awards. Isango’s productions reimagine classics from the Western theatre . . .

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