Gibson Kente classic triumphs with the youth!

A dance sequence from 'How Long'  - pic by Val Adamson


The Playhouse Company’s critically acclaimed production of Kente’s How Long? runs in the Opera Theatre until 27 May


Presented by The Playhouse Company, Gibson Kente’s renowned township musical, How Long? runs in the Playhouse Opera until 27 May. Directed by Duma Ndlovu with choreography by Somizi Mhlongo the landmark production features a powerhouse cast headed by Thembi Mtshali, Phindile Gwala, Khaya Dladla and Mondli Makhoba . Set in Soweto the turbulent days of the early 1970s, the powerful work is(re)introducing a whole new generation of young South African theatre goers to their historical roots.


With backing by a live band and the KZN Philharmonic orchestra under the musical direction of Phelelani Mnomiya, the supercharged cast is set to bring audiences to their feet with its high-energy renderings of the show’s wealth of hit numbers! Show times for this not-to-be-missed production are: Fridays at 19h00; Saturdays at 14h00 and 19h00; and Sundays at 14h00. Tickets range from R100 to R150.  Book at Computicket 0861 915 8000, or online at Alternatively call Playhouse Box Office on 031-369 9540 or 369 9596 (office hours). Special school performances from Tuesdays to Thursdays at 10h00 are available at R30 per scholar.  Bookings for these performances are through telephone: 031-369 9460/07 or email




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