In June 2001, South African company Yiimimangaliso opened their production of 'THE MYSTERIES' at Wilton’s Music Hall in London and within a day of the first reviews appearing both had sold out. Over the next twelve months the company became an international hit, touring festivals in Australia and America, then returning for a sell-out run in the West End and a UK tour. Rarely in the world of theatre does a company appear to such instant and universal acclaim.
YIIMIMANGALISO'S 'THE MYSTERIES' is a spectacular African version of the English Medieval Chester Mystery Plays. These timeless Biblical stories are brought to life through exhilarating songs, dance and heart-breaking drama. It is both passionate and uplifting. An altogether stunning piece of theatre that breaths fresh life into some of the greatest stories ever told.
“A spectacular piece of theatre. It puts the world on stage and squeezes tears of sorrow, joy and laughter along the way.” Time Out.
“Moving, inventive, beautiful. You feel that you have died and gone to Heaven.” Daily Telegraph.
“It is impossible not to be swept away by this dramatic dynamite. Each story is a miracle of energy, invention and humour." Evening Standard.
“The most magnificent and moving event of the year. "Observer.
|Format||DVD | Region 0 | PAL|
|Language & Duration||English | 120 Minutes|