PLAYLAND
by Athol Fugard

NORTHERN PREMIERE

South Africa, New Year’s Eve 1989: a new country is about to born. On a run down funfair somewhere in the wilderness two men confront each other, one white, one black, both with blood on their hands. As night draws in, each must face what they have done, and work out their lives through their own journey of truth and reconciliation.

Athol Fugard is South Africa’s greatest living dramatist (“The voice of the conscience of his nation” - the Spectator). whose plays have been performed and filmed all over the world. ‘Playland’ is a beautiful testimony to the power of the human spirit.

This is our third collaboration with Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham after 'Miss Julie' and 'The River' and reunites Elysium actors Danny Solomon and Faz Singhateh who last performed together in our production of 'Jesus Hopped The A Train' last year.

OCTOBER 16-17

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

OCTOBER 18

The Exchange, North Shields

OCTOBER 24-26

City Theatre, Durham

OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 2

Empty Space Theatre, Manchester

NOVEMBER 3

Hullabaloo Space, Darlington

Cast and creatives
  • Danny Solomon as Gideon Le Roux
  • Faz Singhateh as Martinus Zoeloe
  • Graham Eaglesham as the voice of ‘Barking Barney’ Barkhuizen
  • Directed by Jake Murray
  • Designed by Louis Price
  • Lighting by Scoon Ferguson
  • Sound by Chris Neville-Smith
  • Stage Management by Spike Easthope
  • Design assistance by Rachael Burgess
  • PR by Rusby Media
OCTOBER 16-17

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

OCTOBER 18

The Exchange, North Shields

OCTOBER 24-26

City Theatre, Durham

OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 2

Empty Space Theatre, Manchester

NOVEMBER 3

Hullabaloo Space, Darlington

Cast and creatives
  • Danny Solomon as Gideon Le Roux
  • Faz Singhateh as Martinus Zoeloe
  • Graham Eaglesham as the voice of ‘Barking Barney’ Barkhuizen
  • Directed by Jake Murray
  • Designed by Louis Price
  • Lighting by Scoon Ferguson
  • Sound by Chris Neville-Smith
  • Stage Management by Spike Easthope
  • Design assistance by Rachael Burgess
  • PR by Rusby Media