Elysium Theatre Company and Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham present the northern premiere of PLAYLAND by Athol Fugard
with Danny Solomon and Faz Singhateh & Graham Eaglesham as the voice of ‘Barking’ Barney
Directed by Jake Murray
Designed by Louis Price
South Africa, New Year’s Eve 1989: a new country is about to born. On a run down funfair somewhere in the wilderness two men confront each other, one white, one black, both with blood on their hands. As night draws in, each must face what they have done, and work out their lives through their own journey of truth and reconciliation.
Athol Fugard is South Africa’s greatest living dramatist (“The voice of the conscience of his nation” – the Spectator) whose plays have been performed and filmed all over the world. ‘Playland’ is a beautiful testimony to the power of the human spirit.
A northern premiere, this production is presented by the same team who brought ‘Miss Julie’ to the Exchange this March and features Elysium actors Danny Solomon (John in ‘Miss Julie’) and Faz Singhateh, who last performed with each other in our 2018 production ‘Jesus Hopped The A Train’.
Q&A with cast and director after the show. Please join us!
|Playland plus question and answer with cast and director||£8.50 – £10.50|