Coming to us in the middle of it's tour, having opened with our co producers at The Dukes, Lancaster, The Island comes to Chippy Theatre on the 10th May. For full information of the tour please see 'TOURING' on our home page.
Two men, unlikely friends, stagger through days of crippling prison work, breaking free in nights of playful escapism and ecstatic, dreamlike joy. With just scraps from their cell, they prepare for a performance of Antigone in front of the prisoners and guards - an act of defiance from people who have lost everything they have to lose.
With gut-wrenching emotion, soaring beauty and exquisite simplicity, this great drama of defiance and determination draws on the stories that linger from Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner.
The Island will see the theatre transformed into an intimate, in-the-round setting.
Post-show talks on Fri 12th & Wed 17th May