The original actors of the internationally acclaimed classic Woza Albert! Mbongeni Ngema and Percy Mtwa, together with their original crew, are headed to the South African State Theatre this March.

Woza Albert! explores how the second coming of Christ (Morena) would affect the lives of poor black people, and how the white apartheid authorities would react. The two actors, directed by Christopher John, present a compelling view of a multitude of black and white characters as they explore themes of race and class and expose the power structures of white supremacy.

State Theatre CEO, Dr Sibongiseni Mkhize comments: “Even in the current democratic climate, the question that was asked by Ngema and Mtwa during the days of apartheid is still relevant. There is a lot going on in our maturing democracy which arguably makes those who died with a revolutionary sword to turn in their rested graves. Constant contestation over the meaning and direction of the new South Africa’s socio-economic and political dispensation, the debilitating effects of corruption and relentless economic inequalities, are some of the things that perhaps await the second coming of Morena!”

Tickets for Woza Albert are available on Webtickets and the show runs from the 8th to the 31st of March.