A Man of Good Hope is no tale of triumph over adversity, but it is the story of many


In a world where so many are escaping brutality, war, persecution, and loss of land, is it possible to tell the story of just one displaced person, and in so doing, tell the story of many?

  • William Peterson
  • The Conversation

With A Man of Good Hope, a theatrical adaptation of a biography of the same name by Jonny Steinberg, the Cape Town-based Isango Ensemble suggests the answer is yes.

An energetic cast of over 20 actor-singer-dancer-musicians are shaped by director Mark Dornford-May’s dynamic and lively staging.

They take the audience on a journey alongside the play’s central character, Asad Abdullahi, as he…

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