Created by Idris Elba & Kwame Kwei-Armah


Sat 29 June -
Sat 13 July

Starting time

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


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Age guidelines

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

Price range

£10 Greater Manchester residents on lower wage Register here

£35 webBreak £30 previews (Sat 29 June - Wed 3 July), Concessions webBreak £2 transaction fee per order (no per ticket fee)

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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 Kaleo (Alfred Enoch), 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, Kaleo 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.

Directed by Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, 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
Jon Bausor – Set & Costume Designer
Gregory Maqoma – Choreographer
Jon Clark – Lighting Designer
Paul Arditti – Sound Designer
Duncan McLean – Video Designer
Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante – Music Supervisor & Composer
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

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Starting time:


Sat 29 June 2019
Tue 02 July 2019
Wed 03 July 2019
Thu 04 July 2019
Fri 05 July 2019
Sat 06 July 2019
Sat 06 July 2019
Sun 07 July 2019
Sun 07 July 2019
Tue 09 July 2019
Wed 10 July 2019
Thu 11 July 2019
Fri 12 July 2019
Sat 13 July 2019
Sat 13 July 2019


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