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The Island


Two men stagger through days of crippling prison work, breaking free in nights of playful escapism and ecstatic, dreamlike joy. With just scraps from their cell, they prepare for a performance of Antigone in front of the prisoners and guards.
The Island at Southwark Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama

Director:
John Terry

Author:
Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona

Production:
The Theatre Chipping Norton and Dukes Lancaster

Running time: 1 hr 15 mins

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


The Island will be performed in an intimate, in-the-round setting.

Synopsis


Two men, unlikely friends, stagger through days of crippling prison work, breaking free in nights of playful escapism and ecstatic, dreamlike joy.


With just scraps from their cell, they prepare for a performance of Antigone in front of the prisoners and guards - an act of defiance from people who have lost everything they have to lose.


With gut-wrenching emotion, soaring beauty and exquisite simplicity, this great drama of defiance and determination draws on the stories that linger from Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner.


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Postal address:
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Dates


Previews from: Wednesday 31 May 2017

Press night: Friday 2 June 2017

Closes: Saturday 24 June 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-30pm

Tickets


Previews:
£12

Standard:
£20

Concessions:
£16

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Cast


Edward Dede

Mark Springer


Creatives


Director: John Terry
Designer: Samantha Dowson
Lighting: Alexandra Stafford
Movement: Diane Alison Mitchell
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