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The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs archiveA testimony to the human power of survival, spirit and self-belief, this inspirational play is based on the true story of South African freedom-fighter, Albie Sachs. In the 1960s, Albie Sachs, a radical young white lawyer was imprisoned in South Africa under the 90 day law, charged with nothing but suspected of involvement with anti-apartheid groups. He was held in solitary confinement for almost five months during which time he was subjected to rigorous questioning about his actions, beliefs and politics. First produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1978, The Jail Dairy of Albie Sachs is adapted from his own heart-felt account of the months of isolation and unknowing he experienced, held under the ruthless regime of the country he loved. He shares with us the irony of learning first hand that the rules of law, his own profession, could be used as an instrument of oppression, as well as of justice. He tenderly recounts his undaunted idealism; the humane relationships with his jailors; the mental resources he called on to help the passing of time and the unthinkable moral dilemmas he had to face.
Performers Guy Lankester, Craig Cheetham, Jeff Diamond, David Lyon, Glynn Sweet, Terry Taplin, Tony Turner, Walter van Dyk.
Book by Albie Sachs. Author David Edgar. Producer Salisbury Playhouse. Director Dana Fainau. Design Robin Rawstorne. Lighting Peter Hunter. Lighting Ivan Stott.

The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs

The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1038443545. Details of all The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01066017928

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4 Nov 04
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20 Nov 04
Playhouse
Salisbury
Wiltshire

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