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STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT - livestream

23 September 2021 – 24 September 2021


ONLINE LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCES
Thu 23 & Fri 24 Sep at 7.30pm

★★★★ “Crackles with tension… superbly acted... a resonant and revelatory shock of a play” The Guardian

★★★★ "An electrifying production" Love London Love Culture

Frieda and Errol meet in darkness. Theirs is a love story that can never thrive in the light.

A relationship interrupted, by white supremacist law.

And then at the end as at the beginning, they will find you again.
Guilty.

A play about then that speaks to now.

★★★★ “Director Diane Page has captured fear, injustice and discrimination in the very fabric of the play... The play endures as a highly relevant piece of drama” Theatre Weekly

★★★★ "Diane Page draws out the play’s conversations around race, privilege and class in this intelligently balanced and confident revival" The Stage

“Blazes with emotion... Intensely thought-provoking” Broadway World

“Diane Page's tense, terse production” WhatsOnStage

A vital part of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, playwright Athol Fugard’s prolific career spans seven decades. In 2019 we produced his play Blood Knot“Compelling... Feels just as relevant, and resonant, for our times” (The Guardian). His other plays include “Master Harold”...and the Boys, The Road to Mecca, Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island.

A rare revival of a classic play directed by Diane Page, winner of the JMK Award. Her recent credits include Out West (co-director - Lyric Hammersmith), Ghost Stories (Associate Director - West End & UK Tour), and Bartholomew Fair (Assistant Director - Shakespeare’s Globe). 

The JMK Trust was founded in the memory James Menzies-Kitchin – a theatre director of thrilling promise – to give practical learning opportunities to theatre directors of similar ability and vision. The JMK Award allows one such director a year to stage their own production of a classic text. www.jmktrust.org

The OT produced the JMK Award-winning production for the first time in 2019 with Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu directing a critically acclaimed production of Little Baby Jesus by Arinzé Kene.

 

Post-show talks 

Cast and creative team 23 September
Director Diane Page and the team give an insight to the production.

Art and politics 24 September
Is the purpose of art and artist to entertain or put a mirror up to society? A panel of theatre makers discuss.

Both talks are free to in-person and OT On Screen livestream ticket-holders. Also available later on our YouTube channel

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