7:30PM, Sunday, November 03, 2019
Elysium Theatre Company and Queen's Hall Arts Centre present the northern premiere of PLAYLAND by Athol Fugard With Danny Solomon and Faz Singhateh Directed by Jake Murray South Africa, New Year's Eve 1989: a new country is about to be born. On a run down funfair somewhere in the wilderness two men confront each other, one white ex-soldier fresh from the Border War, one a black nightwatchman who murdered his white boss. As night draws in, both 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. Elysium Theatre Company is a new Durham-based company that brings the best of world theatre to the North. Recent productions include a sensational north east tour of MISS JULIE and the regional premiere of Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER. We are thrilled to bringing this great play to Darlington for the first time. Q and A with cast and director after the show.
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