4.4 (5) · New Writing

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

An evocative evening at the theatre that tells an important national story

Broadway World

No easy answers in tangled narrative about South African racial politics

Evening Standard

An enticing, celebratory piece of gig theatre with a huge energy

London Theatre

A powerful story although the script is laboured and clunky in places

Musical Theatre Review

Immersive and experiential theatre without being crazed, pretentious or inaccessible

The Upcoming

It has confident original choreography and a story which contrasts the bright hope of the 'new dawn' of Nelson Mandela's 1994 election, with the lengthening shadows of disillusion that followed it


Cusack delivers all the feels and some of the finest moments of interaction alongside Alfred Enoch

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

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


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