The iconic international local production Africa Umoja has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales and the withdrawal of sponsors.
The musical was set to run until 20 October.
Soweto Theatre general manager Nomsa Mazwai, who made it clear that she is not speaking on behalf of the production, explains why they could not host the show this month.
We wanted to have them come to the theatre on an annual basis but unfortunately they could not raise the funding that they required for the production and by the time they had those problems, ticket sales were not that good either.— Nomsa Mazwai, General manager - Soweto Theatre
It is so disappointing when things like this happen because we do think that it is so important for productions like Africa Umoja to have homes in the theatres of South Africa.— Nomsa Mazwai, General manager - Soweto Theatre
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