South Africa’s Isango Ensemble are breaking new ground with this international co-production. This true story of one refugee’s epic quest across Africa is brought to the Grand Théâtre by Director Mark Dornford-May of London’s Young Vic. This is not simply a story set to music; the music is an intrinsic part of the story. Set up in 2000 by Mark Dornford-May and Pauline Malefane, the Isango Ensemble has drawn on the musical and acting talent of the townships surrounding Cape Town to create revelatory versions of The Mysteries and the award-winning The Magic Flute. Now they have adapted a book by Jonny Steinberg, which tells the story of Asad Abdullahi.