Sankara


Shakespeare's Julius Caesar inspires the unforgettable epic story of African hero Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987.
Sankara at Cockpit Theatre

Image: Cockpit Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Cockpit Theatre
Started: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Closed: Saturday 14 April 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


"Homeland or death we will win!"


Shakespeare's Julius Caesar inspires the unforgettable epic story of African hero Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987.


Sankara brought an unprecedented change in the mentality of his country, refused foreign aid (under the slogan "he who feeds you, controls you"), nationalised all land and mineral wealth, promoted work for everyone to reach food self-sufficiency and build the first railway.


He was also the first African leader to favour women's rights and to appoint them as key Ministers.


He started an ambitious plan to fight desertification by planting thousands of trees, promoted mass vaccination, and overtly denounced the dark mechanisms behind Africa's odious debt (namely World Bank and IMF) which are the cause of today's World crisis, despite the silence of mainstream media about it.


Fully aware of his tragic destiny, and just days before his assassination, Thomas Sankara pronounced the famous words "while revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you can't kill ideas".


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London NW8 8EH

Box office tel: 0207 258 2925

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 20 March 2018

Closes:Saturday 14 April 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:
£13

Access information


The venue regrets that wheelchairs cannot be taken into the auditorium for this show.

Cast


Ike Chuks - Thomas Sankara

Chris Machari - Blaise Compaore

Shereener Browne - Mariam Sankara / Felix Boigny

Cherice McKenzie Cook - Chantal Compaore

Yinka Ayoni - Henri Zongo

Clovis Kasanda - Jean Lingani / Charles Taylor

Rufus Graham - Francois Mitterrand


Creatives


Author: Ricky Dujany
Composer: Levi Roots
Director: Ricky Dujany
Set designer: Salomé Bazin
Choreography: Coco Regina
Lighting: Salomé Bazin
Sound: Ricky Dujany
Production: Kernel Live Ltd

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