Hani Musical kicks off 2018 with a Bang!


The Market Theatre Foundation opened its 2018 season with a bang! The Market Theatre Laboratory’s Standard Bank Gold Ovation Award-winning production, Hani: The Legacy opened for a short two week season and was sold out! Due to public demand and the blazing success of the production, the season of the hip-hop inspired musicalin the RamoloaMakhene Theatre has been extended to Sunday 4 February.

Directed by Leila Henriques and featuring a multi-talented cast of young actors, Hani: The Legacy is a ground-breaking musical combining hip hop, ballad, traditional music and movement to honour the legacy of the iconic hero, Chris Hani. The production grapples with the gap left by Hani after his assassination and how his legacy can inspire in a time with enormous political and social challenges. Performed with gusto, Hani: The Legacy is an unforgettable theatre expression bursting with freshness and vitality.


Leila Henriques explains, “although Hani’s name and the circumstances of his death are well-known, his life story does not often receive the same attention. Hani: The Legacy takes the audience on a breath-taking journey of the rural boy who became a revolutionary, the freedom fighter who became a father, and the husband who became a hero. He stood stoically for his principles in in a time when it meant certain death. What could have been if Hani was still alive is what could still be if his legacy is kept alive”.

Don’t miss the award-winning production that has everyone talking – book early to avoid disappointment!

Clara Vaughn