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Other spaces: Arcola Tent (2 Ashwin Street)
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From27th October 2010
Opened29th October 2010
To20th November 2010
When20:00. Nov 6,13,20 Mats 15:00
PricesFrom £16.00. To £16.00.
What is currently on at Arcola (V1422226940)


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:T1095470770, play:S01180018968, venue:V1422226940

Production details

All female production. Some adjustments to the original script has been neccessary. Studio 1

Special Performances

  • 4 Nov 10 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 13 Nov 10 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)


Company Tiata Fahodzi
Director Femi Elufowoju Jr
Design ULTZ
Music Simon McCorry
Sound Simon McCorry
Lighting Jo Joelson
Performer Ayesha Antoine (Juliet)
Performer Esther Hall (Emily)
Performer Helen Schlesinger (Hilary)

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