SAMSON AND DELILAH (info)


Excellence International Productions Presents a Multicultural Musical Extravaganza, Samson and Delilah.

The story, told in a South African context, explores the forbidden love story between Samson a leader and Judge of the Israelites and Delilah a Philistine, whose people had been oppressing the Jews for over 40 years until Samson came into power. Born to a barren woman, with a promise to begin to bring deliverance to his people the Israelites, from the oppressive Philistine rule, Samson wrecks havoc among the Philistines, and the Philistines seek to find the source of his mighty strength so as to restore and reinforce their oppressive rule over the Israelites once more.

There is only one close to both Samson and the Philistines, one that could bridge the gap between the two nations- Delilah, the woman Samson loves. Mandated by her people to find and tell the source of his strength for the sake of her people, Delilah betrays Samson and unveils the secret source of his strength, yet in all this, the Prophesy concerning Samson would still be fulfilled, and he remains and is forever known as the deliverer of the Israelites.

Samson and Delilah is a fun family production which promises to have you singing along to some of your favourite contemporary songs, on the playlist is a fusion of Local, Bollywood and Western music such as MEGHAN TRAINOR’s “Dear Future Husband”, TINA TURNER’s “Fool In Love”, JONNY CLEGG’S  “Asimbonanga, Kal Ho Naa Ho’s “Pretty Woman”, SHAH RUKH KHAN’s Suraj Huam Maddham , WESTLIFE’s “Uptown girl”, MARIAH CAREY’s “Against All Odds…”among others.

So bring your family and friends to enjoy a heartfelt, fun filled family production at the Soweto Theatre.

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