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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+

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Author(s): Fraser Grace, Sylvester Stein
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Work type: Play.

T034029501

Running time 2 hours plus interval.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).
26 Aug 05 to 8 Oct 05Riverside Studios, Outer London :: V331
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