Tree dress rehearsal

Created by Idris Elba & Kwame Kwei-Armah


Upper Campfield Market Hall webBreak Campfield Avenue Arcade, M3 4FH


Age guidelines

Recommended 14+, Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult

Price range

FREE, pre-booking essential webBreak Max 2 tickets per person

Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah’s electrifying new blend of drama, music and dance follows one man’s journey into the heart and soul of contemporary South Africa – with the audience at the centre of the action.

It’s just 12 hours from London to his parents’ homeland, but to Kaelo, South Africa is another world. A family tragedy finally forces him to visit for the first time – and as he takes his journey of healing, Kaelo must confront hidden histories and right the wrongs of the past. But first he must face the present: a shattered family, fighting to hold on to what they believe is theirs, in a nation haunted by the ghosts of its own turbulent past.

Starring Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away with Murder, Trust Me) and multi-award-winning actor Sinéad Cusack, directed by Kwei-Armah (Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic) and with music inspired by Elba’s album 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.

With Christian Bradley, Lucy Briggs-Owen, Sinéad Cusack, Kurt Egyiawan, Alfred Enoch, Anna-Kay Alicia Gayle, Joan Iyiola, Anthony Matsena, Daniella May, Patrice Naiambana, Mbulelo Ndabeni, Andile Sotiya.

Kwame Kwei-Armah – Director
Gregory Maqoma – Choreographer
Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante – Music Supervisor & Composer
Jon Bausor – Set & Costume Designer
Jon Clark – Lighting Designer
Paul Arditti – Sound Designer
Duncan McLean – Video Designer
Mongiwekhaya – Dramaturg
Pippa Ailion CDG – Casting Director
Paul Morris – Associate Director

A Manchester International Festival, Young Vic 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.

Standing tickets: The audience is placed, standing, at the heart of the action, with the performance unfolding around it. If you have access requirements which means you cannot stand for the duration of the performance, please contact our Ticketing Team for seated ticket options.

Photo: Marc Brenner


Starting time: