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A Young Vic, Manchester International Festival and Green Door Pictures co-production. In association with Eleanor Lloyd Productions, Bob Benton for Anthology Theatre, Eilene Davidson Productions and Dawn Smalberg for Ragovoy Entertainment.

It’s just 12 hours from London to his parents’ homeland, butto Kaelo (Alfred Enoch), South Africa is another world. When a family tragedy finally forces him to visit for the first time, Kaelo must confront hidden histories and right the wrongs of the past.


Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, with music inspired by Elba’salbum 'mi Mandela', Tree is an exhilarating show about identity, family and belonging, seen through the eyes of one man on the toughest journey of his life.



Dates: 29 Jul 2019 - 24 Aug 2019 at the Young Vic


Creative Team:

Writer: Kwame Kwei-Armah

Director: Kwame Kwei-Armah


Cast Members:

Christian Bradley

Lucy Briggs-Owen

Sinéad Cusack

Kurt Egyiawan

Alfred Enoch


Alicia Gayle

Joan Iyiola

Anthony Matsena

Daniella May

Patrice Naiambana

Mbulelo Ndabeni


Andile Sotiya.





★★★★ 'Vivid and compelling.'



★★★★ 'Visual flair, strong performances and an excellent Afro-electro soundtrack.'

Evening Standard


★★★★ ‘A meditation on identity’

The Times


★★★★ ‘Stunning set design, youthful energy and a thundering playlist.’

Manchester Evening News


★★★★ ‘A powerful success'

Gay Times


★★★★ ‘Absolutely entrancing'



★★★★ ‘A heart-pounding 90 minutes'

Broadway World


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