On 17 August 2017, South Africans can look forward to the world premiere of the new and original musical, Calling Me Home. It will have a three week run on the Mandela stage at the Joburg Theatre from 17 August 2017 until 3 September 2017. From here, it will tour internationally and open at Artscape Theatre in Cape Town in October 2018.

The Story

Calling me Home is a powerful love story of hope, courage, longing and compassion that will resonate with people everywhere. As the audience follows the story of Grace, a young woman, who flees her homeland due to the outbreak of a brutal civil war, it is taken on an exciting journey that stretches from the splendours of the African continent, across the ocean to a great foreign city. In this new, hugely diverse and colourful community, Grace experiences both joy and great danger. She also falls deeply in love and most importantly, learns the true meaning of ‘home’.

The work is a global story with far-reaching relevance and it has been described as “epic, sophisticated, heartfelt
and sincere.”

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Calling Me Home, is not just an example of strong creative women working together. The story itself depicts the journeys of three women who each find their own personal power. Grace (Lynelle Kenned) a young African woman flees her war-torn homeland to try to survive in a country of concrete cityscapes, crime and danger.

With her is her friend Lindiwe (Zolani Mahola), who too has fled her home, but in Lindiwe’s case it is a flight from abuse and pain. Finally, there is the beautiful but deeply troubled Isabella (Samantha Peo), who finds the strength and courage to conquer almost insurmountable challenges when she overcomes addiction, both chemical and emotional, to take the moral lead in her community.

The story of Calling Me Home is character driven and the large cast will each play an important part in the story.

The complete Southern African cast consists of some of the country’s most celebrated stage performers, well- known personalities and some up-and- coming young stars. It includes, amongst others, Lynelle Kenned, Samantha Peo, Anthony Downing, Zolani Mahola, Michael McMeeking as well as Carly Graeme, Pierre van Heerden, Clint Lesch and Christiaan Snyman.

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Ticketing

The show runs from Tuesdays to Fridays at 20h00, Saturdays at 15h00 and 20h00 and Sundays at 14h00 and
18h00.

Ticket prices range from R135– R370. For tickets call 0861 670 670 or book online at www.joburgtheatre.com

Listen to the song ‘Tomorrow’ and get a taste of Calling me Home’s true majesty.


“…the most anticipated musical opera to be hitting the South African stages this year!” – Sony/ATV South Africa

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