VenueThe Playhouse
From16th November 2021
To20th November 2021
What is currently on at The Playhouse (V803)
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In a London mental hospital, an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an exiled African dictator. As the drama unfolds, his story becomes unnervingly plausible. Joe Penhall's first play for the National is an incendiary tale about race, madness and a Darwinian power struggle at the heart of a dying NHS. His previous work includes Some Voices and Pale Horse (both Royal Court), Love and Understanding (Bush) and The Bullet (Donmar). Winner of Critics' Circle Award 2000 for Best New Play.
Author Joe Penhall

Archive :: production:T0209304966, play:S01180018968, venue:V803

Production details


Director James Dacre
Design Simon Kenny
Sound Tony Gayle
Music Valgeir Sigurdsson
Director Francesca Murray-Fuentes
ConsultantHazel Holder (voice and dialect coach)
ConsultantEllie Manners (voice and dialect coach)
Performer Giles Terera
Performer Michael Balogun
Performer Ralph Davis

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