Gate Theatre presents for a limited run by arrangement with the Baxter Theatre South Africa John Kani & [and] Winston Ntshona in 'The Island' :
Devised by Athol Fugard, John Kani, Winston Ntshona [.] Opening Tuesday 1st April 1986. Now booking 744045. Credit card booking 746042.
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Black and white image on poster of the South African playwrights and actors Winston Ntshona & John Kani. The play focuses on two cell mates in an unnamed prison [based on South Africa's Robben Island], one of whom is granted early release. It is set in the apartheid-era in South Africa. The play was first presented in Cape Town in July 1973 under the title 'Die Hodoshe Span' ['The Hodoshe work-team], after an infamous Robben Island warder who was nicknamed 'Hodoshe' [meaning in Xhosa 'carrion-fly']. The obscure title for the play was chosen as it was illegal to discuss (or make public), information concerning poor prison conditions in South Africa at the time.
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[Dublin : Gate Theatre], 1986.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 poster : b&w ports., 59 x 36.8 cm.
Forms part of the Jimmy Bourke Theatre Archive.
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