Young Vic · 29 JUL - 24 AUG

Tree takes you on a thrilling journey in search of the soul and spirit of contemporary South Africa.


Created by Idris Elba, whose album Mi Mandela provides the soundtrack, and Kwame Kwei-Armah, this major world-premiere production, performed in the round, is also directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Music, dance and film combine with an exciting cast to explore the past, present and future of this country at a crossroads – all through the eyes of one young man on a journey of healing.

Critic reviews

Family and politics collide as a British man sets out to unearth his South African roots – and get the audience off their seats

The Guardian

Idris Elba's controversial new drama tries hard but doesn't quite satisfy

The Telegraph

Date & time

Opening 29 Jul
Mon 29 Jul - Sat 24 Aug, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Young Vic
66 The Cut, Waterloo SE1 8LZ London, UK · Get Directions
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