Dublin Theatre Festival

An Eric Abraham - Isango/Portobello production Mozart's

The Magic Flute

Adapted and Directed by Mark Dornford-May

Venue Gaiety Theatre
Date 7 Oct - 9 Oct 7.30pm
9 Oct 2.30pm
10 Oct - 11 Oct 7.30pm
11 Oct 2.30pm
Duration 2hr 10min

Words and Music Mandisi Dyantyis, Mbali Kgosidintsi, Pauline Malefane and Nolufefe Mtshabe
Lighting Designer Mannie Manim
Choreographer Lungelo Ngamlana
Costume Designer Leigh Bishop
Technical Designer Dan Watkins

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This life-enhancing, joyous production is the greatest piece of music theatre performed as you've never heard it before -the South African way. 

Effortlessly relocating Mozart's magical and mysterious kingdom to colourful, contemporary South Africa, The Magic Flute is a story about the trials of life: growing up, finding the love of your life, learning to be wise. It's adventure, fairy story, comedy and drama, gloriously played on African instruments.

Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award (2008) for Best Musical Revival and the Theatre Goers’ Choice Award, The Magic Flute is played in a township setting, encompassing the various languages of the nation including English. From the creator of the 2002 Festival smash-hit, The Mysteries, Mark Dornford-May’s production is faithful to the story and score of Mozart's opera, wonderfully re-imagined with marimbas, drums and township percussion.

“Packing enough energy to power a couple of national grids, and enough decibels to lift several roofs... exhilarating and vibrant.”
The Times

We Feel...
Blasting the cobwebs off a great operatic classic, this South African version of The Magic Flute is likely to be the best night out during the entire Festival!

Talking Theatre

Mark Dornford-May and members of the company.
Oct 8 Post-show (9.45pm approx).

audioMagic Flute track 3
audioMagic Flute track 2
audioMagic Flute track 1 http://www.youtube.com/v/J9ITa_jm7CU&hl=en&fs=1