Who Killed Mr Drum? archiveIn 1950s Jo'burg nothing stirs ... IT JUMPS! Can Themba is a man who lives for a party - illegal booze, gangsters slang, the fizz of jazz music and the thrill of a knife fight - all pepper the wicked prose of Drum Magazine's 'Shakespeare of the Shebeens'. And Drum's Chief Reporter, Henry Nxumalo, parties harder than anyone. But now Sophiatown is being cleared for white housing. Henry lies dead with twenty-three stab wounds. And Can's flaunting the law by loving a white girl ... Who Killed Mr. Drum? brings apartheid South Africa's black underbelly jumping to life, and counts the cost of one man's struggle to avoid opposition. Age 14+ Running time 2 hours plus interval.


Sello Maake Ka-Ncube (Can Themba), Stephen Billington (Sylvester Stein), Wela Frasier (Bob), Marcel McCalla (Casey), Lucian Msamati (Zeke)


Author(s): Fraser Grace, Sylvester Stein
Producer(s): Andrew Fishwick, Sarah Trahearn, Paul Robinson
Company: Treatment Theatre
Director(s): Paul Robinson, Bernadette Iglich (movement), Andile Sotiya (movement), Terry King (fight)
Design: Francisco Rodriguez-Weil
Music: Juwan Ogungbe
Lighting: Ben Ormerod
Sound: Paul Groothius
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Who Killed Mr Drum?

Who Killed Mr Drum? (Play) production archive for QTIX code T034029501. Details of all Who Killed Mr Drum? archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0559489910

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26 Aug 05
8 Oct 05
Riverside Studios
Outer London
Greater London

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