HANI The Legacy


16 – 28 January 2018


Ramolao Makhene Theatre


Musical Drama


Leila Henriques


Returning by public demand the Standard Bank Gold Ovation award-winning musical, Hani: The Legacy is directed by Leila Henriques and features a multi-talented cast of young actors. This ground-breaking musical combining hip hop, ballad, traditional music and movement to honour the legacy of the iconic hero, Chris Hani, 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”