The Island

Author(s): Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona
Company: Elysium Theatre Company

South Africa 1973, Robben Island, the top security prison where Nelson Mandela was held.

John and Winston are sharing a cell. They survive through a mixture of solidarity, bickering, laughter and defiance. They are preparing a production of Antigone for the other prisoners, but Winston has trouble remembering the lines and isn’t sure he wants to play Antigone.

The two men’s sense of brotherhood has kept them going for years, then John hears that he’s going to be released…

Performances

The Lowry, Salford

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