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The Island – Robben Island Revisted (1-24 Jun) The Island – Robben Island Revisted (1-24 Jun)
Two men, unlikely friends, stagger through days of crippling prison work, breaking free in nights of playful escapism and ecstatic,... The Island – Robben Island Revisted (1-24 Jun)

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.

 

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

 

“The rough majesty of a classic…it has the force of a wave crashing down on us all.” The Guardian
“Ignites our compassion and terror… Touching, moving and beautifulThe New York Times
The play speaks to any place, any culture, where liberties are at riskVariety

Where: Southwark Playhouse
When: 1-24 June
For ticket information click here.