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The Island will be performed in an intimate, in-the-round setting.
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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London SE1 6BD
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 8‑00pm
Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Author: Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona
Director: John Terry
Designer: Samantha Dowson
Lighting: Alexandra Stafford
Movement: Diane Alison Mitchell
Production: The Theatre Chipping Norton and Dukes Lancaster