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Sizwe Banzi is Dead
On from 09 May 2007 till 26 May 2007
Barbican
by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona
Genre(s): Drama

About: Sizwe Banzi is Dead

By Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona
French adaptation Marie-Hélène Estienne
Lighting design by Philippe Vialatte
Set design by Abdou Ouloguem
With Habib Dembélé and Pitcho Womba Konga

Sizwe Banzi is Dead is the second of three Statement Plays created by Athol Fugard. These pieces are considered to be part of the series of 'Township Plays', based on the everyday life of the urban black community in South Africa during Apartheid.

Sizwe Banzi has a desperate need to provide for his family, but his passbook contains the wrong information and so prevents him from finding work. With his new friend Buntu, he comes across a corpse lying by the side of the road, and the prospect of stealing the dead man's papers seems to offer the only escape route. An engaging and humorous production of beautiful simplicity.

Running time: 70 mins / no interval

In French with English surtitles

Post Show Talk 17 May

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Reviews

The actors are superb and the text remains magnificent, but the direction of Peter Brook is the real revelation.
Toronto Star****

Bring together one of the 20th century’s most important plays and one of its most important directors and you have an unforgettable evening of theatre.
Eye Weekly*****

‘Widely recognised as the greatest theatre director to have emerged since the Second World War.’
The Independent

The Globe and Mail****

Jam!****

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