Mbali The Script

Buy the Mbali script and its performing license


You can buy a script and when you purchase a licence to perform you can make as many copies of the script as you need to perform the play.

Then specify how many performances you wish to put on. Each performance will cost £25. After purchase, you will receive a copy of a license agreement which will need to be filled in and returned to the author.


The play can’t be performed without this license.

For runs of more than 6 performances: 10% of Gross Box Office (GBO) payable within 15 days of the final licensed performance.

If you are a theatre company and want either play script for an ongoing schools project please contact us to discuss costs.

50% of the royalties from the sale of each script will be donated to Place2be – a UK charity providing mental health support to children.



Product Description

Mbali is a play that looks at the issues of mental ill health. It tells the tale of Mbali; the name means flower in the isiZulu language; a young female elephant who witnesses the slaughter of her family by poachers. She has lost her family, her guide and her security. She is traumatised and lost.

The play follows Mbali as she slips into depression, loses interest in eating and life. She faces dangers, demons and nightmares. She cannot see any reason to keep on living until she meets the Oxpecker, called Tsande, a friend, guide and counsellor who shows her that her life is worth saving and survival and recovery is in her hands.