Tsotsi, the Musical - The Production Feb 2018

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Based on the novel by ATHOL FUGARD, Tsotsi, the Musical is the haunting story of a hardened township criminal whose life changes forever after a bungled mugging leaves him caring for a stranger’s baby.

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It is Boston (Msizi Njapha) who first questions Tsotsi's nihilistic behaviour and is viciously beaten for it.

Cape Town Opera is the largest, permanent opera company in Southern Africa, offering employment and training to the enormous wealth of talented young singers in our country.

It is Boston (Msizi Njapha) who first questions Tsotsi's nihilistic behaviour and is viciously beaten for it.

Life in Soweto revolves around the shebeen run by Soekie (Bianca Le Grange), who welcomes Nigerian drug lord Adedola (centre - Thembisile Ntaka) back with open arms after her stint in jail.    Tsotsi's former gang members Aap (left - Katlego Letsholonyana) and Butcher ( right - Thembalethu Zwele) switch allegiance when they learn of Adedola's plan to seek revenge for her brother's murder.

Cape Town Opera is the largest, permanent opera company in Southern Africa, offering employment and training to the enormous wealth of talented young singers in our country.

Life in Soweto revolves around the shebeen run by Soekie (Bianca Le Grange), who welcomes Nigerian drug lord Adedola (centre - Thembisile Ntaka) back with open arms after her stint in jail. Tsotsi's former gang members Aap (left - Katlego Letsholonyana) and Butcher ( right - Thembalethu Zwele) switch allegiance when they learn of Adedola's plan to seek revenge for her brother's murder.

Tsotsi realises his own humanity when a mugging leaves him caring for someone else's baby.  Tsotsi is played by Mxolisi 'Zuluboy' Majoz.  Young David is played by Sibuyiselo 'Sbuja' Dywili.  Puppetry consultant Craig Leo and Puppet design by Janni Younge for the baby.

Cape Town Opera is the largest, permanent opera company in Southern Africa, offering employment and training to the enormous wealth of talented young singers in our country.

Tsotsi realises his own humanity when a mugging leaves him caring for someone else's baby. Tsotsi is played by Mxolisi 'Zuluboy' Majoz. Young David is played by Sibuyiselo 'Sbuja' Dywili. Puppetry consultant Craig Leo and Puppet design by Janni Younge for the baby.

Adedola (Thembisile Ntaka).

Cape Town Opera is the largest, permanent opera company in Southern Africa, offering employment and training to the enormous wealth of talented young singers in our country.

Adedola (Thembisile Ntaka).

Tsotsi (Mxolisi 'Zuluboy' Majozi) enlists the help of Miriam (Kgomotso 'Momo' Matsunyane) - a woman from Zimbabwe searching for her husband - to care for the baby.

Cape Town Opera is the largest, permanent opera company in Southern Africa, offering employment and training to the enormous wealth of talented young singers in our country.

Tsotsi (Mxolisi 'Zuluboy' Majozi) enlists the help of Miriam (Kgomotso 'Momo' Matsunyane) - a woman from Zimbabwe searching for her husband - to care for the baby.

Adedola (Thembisile Ntaka) is one step behind Tsotsi, seeking revenge for the murder of her brother by him.

Cape Town Opera is the largest, permanent opera company in Southern Africa, offering employment and training to the enormous wealth of talented young singers in our country.

Adedola (Thembisile Ntaka) is one step behind Tsotsi, seeking revenge for the murder of her brother by him.

As the Red Ants move in to demolish their homes and businesses, Soekie (Bianca Le Grange) and Boston (Msizi Njapha) ready themselves to leave.

Cape Town Opera is the largest, permanent opera company in Southern Africa, offering employment and training to the enormous wealth of talented young singers in our country.

As the Red Ants move in to demolish their homes and businesses, Soekie (Bianca Le Grange) and Boston (Msizi Njapha) ready themselves to leave.

Adedola (Thembisile Ntaka) takes her revenge.    All photographs by Kim Stevens.

Cape Town Opera is the largest, permanent opera company in Southern Africa, offering employment and training to the enormous wealth of talented young singers in our country.

Adedola (Thembisile Ntaka) takes her revenge. All photographs by Kim Stevens.

Finding the vulnerable baby has brought back memories of his own childhood.  Tsotsi - 			Mxolisi 'Zuluboy' Majozi  - and his younger self, David - Sibuyiselo 'Sbuja' Dywili.

Cape Town Opera is the largest, permanent opera company in Southern Africa, offering employment and training to the enormous wealth of talented young singers in our country.

Finding the vulnerable baby has brought back memories of his own childhood. Tsotsi - Mxolisi 'Zuluboy' Majozi - and his younger self, David - Sibuyiselo 'Sbuja' Dywili.