Sizwe Banzi Is Dead (2009)

Production Details

Authors:

New Play:

Venue:
Location:
Staging:

First performance:
Opening night:
Final performance:
Athol Fugard, John Kani &
Winston Ntshona
No

Stephen Joseph Theatre
The McCarthy
End-stage

9 September 2009
10 September 2009
26 September 2009
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Company Details

Director:
Design:
Lighting:
Dialect Coach:

Company Stage Manager:
Deputy Stage Manager:
Assistant Stage Manager:
Chris Monks
Sue Condie
Paul Stear
Caroline Hetherington

Andy Hall
Sue Volans
Barry Thompson
Character
Styles / Buntu
Sizwe Banzi
Actor
Louis Emerick
Seun Shote

Notes

Chris Monks had previously directed Sizwe Banzai Is Dead at the Stephen Joseph Theatre’s sister venue - the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme - during 2005.
Sizwe Banzai Is Dead was not the original choice for the autumn production at the SJT. In his proposal for his first year as Artistic Director, Chris Monks proposed that Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys would be presented on evenings with David Mamet's Duck Variations performed during lunchtimes. Neither play was produced - the reasons are not recorded why although it feasibly could have involved budgets given, traditionally, lunchtime shows only ran during the summer months.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Image copyright of Robert Day.