by Joe Penhall
Directed by Anton Krause
Performances: Wed 22nd – Sat 25th November 2006, Prompt Corner
In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an African dictator - a story that becomes unnervingly plausible. An incendiary tale of race, madness and a Darwinian power struggle at the heart of a dying National Health Service, Joe Penhall's multi award-winning play premiered at the National Theatre in April 2000. This tight, funny and thought-provoking three-hander comes to Prompt Corner in November 2006.
- Stage Manager - Jane Moorhead
- Production Assistants - Helen Chadney & Mike Smart
- Lighting Design - Stuart Draper
- Lighting/Sound Operator - Sarah Farage
- Rehearsal Prompt - Juliet Male
- Poster Design - Maria Bates
- Photography - Mark Davies
With thanks to: Phil Wale at The Hob, Forest Hill; Maria Bates, Mike Elliott, Carole Coyne, Christopher Vian-Smith, Alan Buckman, Linda East, Jess Osorio and the cast and crew of Neville's Island (2006) and A Christmas Carol (2006).
Wow what a spellbinding production! A really mesmerising and dangerous performance from newcomer Chukwudi Onwere (very talented actor!) and also sterling work from the reliably excellent John Hartnett and Kester Hynds really proving himself.
Whatever you do, don't let yourself miss this show, which has to be a highlight of what seems to have been a particularly strong year at SLT.
It's been such a long time I was so engrossed in a play I'd almost forgotten how much I enjoyed theatre!
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