VenueRiverside Studios
Other spaces: Studios 1, 2 and 3, Cinema
TownOuter London
CountyGreater London
From26th August 2005
Opened1st September 2005
To8th October 2005
When19:45. Sun Mats 16:00
PricesFrom £20.00. To £20.00.
What is currently on at Riverside Studios (V331)
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Who Killed Mr Drum?

In 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+
Author Fraser Grace
Author Sylvester Stein

Archive :: production:T034029501, play:S0559489910, venue:V331

Production details

Running time 2 hours plus interval. Studio 2. Part of Black History Month


Producer Andrew Fishwick
Producer Sarah Trahearn
Producer Paul Robinson
Company Treatment Theatre
Director Paul Robinson
Design Francisco Rodriguez-Weil
Music Juwan Ogungbe
Lighting Ben Ormerod
Sound Paul Groothius
Director Bernadette Iglich (movement)
Director Andile Sotiya (movement)
Director Terry King (fight)
Performer Sello Maake Ka-Ncube (Can Themba)
Performer Stephen Billington (Sylvester Stein)
Performer Wela Frasier (Bob)
Performer Marcel McCalla (Casey)
Performer Lucian Msamati (Zeke)

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