Heart of Redness

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Heart of Redness is a musical by Neo Muyanga.

The original text

Adapted from the novel, The Heart of Redness, by Zakes Mda.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2015: Presented by Cape Town Opera in collaboration with Magnet Theatre at the Fugard Theatre, directed by Mark Fleishman, designed by Craig Leo and movement direction by Jennie Reznek, with Mfundo Tshazibane, Khayelethu Anthony, Luvo Tamba, Indalo Stofile, Lubabalo Nontwana, Sivenkosi Gubangxa, Palesa Malieloa, Pelisa Myendeki, Khanyiso Gwenxane, Mthunzi Mbombela, Nkosana Sitimela, Tina Mene, Miranda Tini, Simphiwe Mayeki (19–22 August).


Wayne Muller. 2018. A reception history of opera in Cape Town: Tracing the development of a distinctly South African operatic aesthetic (1985–2015). Unpublished PhD thesis.

"Heart of Redness 2015". Magnet Theatre. https://magnettheatre.co.za/productions/heart-of-redness/#:~:text=Shortlisted%20for%20the%20prestigious%20Commonwealth,apartheid%2C%20has%20returned%20to%20Johannesburg.

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