John and Winston are cellmates.
One may soon be released; one serves a life sentence, but for now they are both prisoners. As they prepare to perform Antigone for the rest of the prison, the two friends begin to see themselves in the characters, exposing the tensions in their friendship and the oppression around them.
Created by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona during the apartheid era, The Island is inspired by true stories from South Africa’s notorious Robben Island, the prison Nelson Mandela was held in for 27 years.
Directed by Alex Brown, the winner of the JMK Award 2013.
Monday - Saturday: 7:45pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees (9, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 November): 2:45pm
Previews (7 - 13 Nov): £10
A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.
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Direction Alex Brown, winner of the JMK Award 2013
Producer Claire Turner
Design Holly Pigott
Light Richard Howell
Sound George Dennis
Movement Direction Diane Alison-Mitchell
Casting Director Lotte Hines