★★★★★ “Beautifully written, performed with outstanding actors… honest, shocking and heart-breaking…exactly what theatre should be” Afridiziak
★★★★ “Crackles with tension… superbly acted… a resonant and revelatory shock of a play” The Guardian
★★★★ “An electrifying production” Love London Love Culture
★★★★ “Diane Page’s excellent revival” FT
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.
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).
“I heard someone say the other day that ‘history doesn’t repeat itself’; I’m not sure about that” Director Diane Page talks writes for Broadway World
“Fugard seamlessly intertwines the ugly truth into a love story…It’s really a play that everyone should see in this day and age” – actor Shaq Taylor talks to Theatre Weekly
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.
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The production was live-streamed on 23 & 24 September.
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We have been ‘See It Safely’ approved
We have been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s ‘See It Safely’ mark. We have socially distanced seating and mask wearing a requirement to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. You can find out more here about the measures we have been putting in place ready for your visit, and what you will need to know beforehand.
Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
Publicity image of Scarlett Brookes and Shaq Taylor by Helen Maybanks, assisted by Chantel King. Production images by Helen Maybanks.