Amandla! (Power to the People) charts the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela – from his tribal boyhood to his time as a freedom fighter, through the Robben Island years, to the peak of his fame as President of South Africa.
Re-imagined by the Freewheelers’ company of disabled and non-disabled performers, this momentous tale of struggle, hope and inspiration finds new resonance with a cast who themselves understand ‘struggle’ every day.
Through drama, dance, film, fine art and music, Amandla! demonstrates the range and inventiveness of this important Surrey-based theatre company.
This performance will be BSL interpreted, Surtitled and Audio Described.
Presented by Freewheelers Theatre & Media Company
Written and directed by Chris Haydon
With Terri Winchester, Luke Tye, Daniel Galliford and Richard Watson
Funded by Arts Council England
2:00pm (approx. 90 mins) FREE
Members of the cast explore what it takes to create a multimedia production and video extracts of Freewheeler shows will be screened. Freewheelers Media Tutor and Amandla! writer/director Chris Haydon will moderate the workshop.
Places must be booked in advance. Please contact the Box Office to book.
Please note that there are a number of more easily accessible seats at every performance on the Main Stage and in the Mill Studio. Our staff are on hand to assist if required. These seats will be available to book from the date general bookings open, subject to availability, and early booking is advised. If you require access then you will receive £5 off the price of your seat. If you require a companion due to your access requirements, this seat will be offered free of charge.
To make a booking or to discuss access requirements please speak to the Box Office who will be happy to advise.