Ingqumbo is the first production to be staged by The Magnet Theatre since March 2020. It’s a limited run of Ingqumbo, directed by Magnet alumni Thando Doni with the 6th cohort of Magnet Theatre trainees, from 22 April 2021.

The work relays the story of two young people who question the influence the ancestors have in their lives. It explores the role of the ancestors in the choices one makes, and on the life of the community. Ingqumbo translates to ‘wrath’ in English.

Four 2021 performances

Thursday, 22 April, 7.30pm (invite only)
Friday, 23 April, 3pm
Saturday, 24 April, 3pm, 7.30pm

INGQUMBO Magnet Theatre

Magnet Theatre trainees

The 2020/2021 trainees are Azola Mkhabile, Bongani Dyalivana, Buhle Stefani, Bulelwa Mbalo, Donnay Arendse, Gabriel Buis,Khaya Magantsela, Kuhle Myathaza, Lindokuhle Melaphi, Litha Xabadiya, Mihlali Bele, Molupi Lepeli, Nosiphiwo Ndabeni, Olwethu Qavile, Siphenathi Siqwayi, Siphesihle Nkantini, Sipho Kalako, Thabo Mkenene and Wendy Mrali.

The show

Directed by Thando Doni
Choreographed by Lusanda Dayimani
Music by Babalwa Makwetu
Set and costume design by Linda Mandela Sejosingoe
Lighting design by Themba Stewart

Ingqumbo questions what happens if one doesn’t do what is determined by tradition, and follow in one’s father’s footsteps. Basically, what happens if one ignores the signs of one’s clan?

What: Ingqumbo
When: 22 – 24 April 2021
Where: 142 Lower Main Road, The Magnet Theatre, Observatory, Cape Town
Book tickets: 021 448 3436,