‘Tonight I see the fires of eternal damnation’: Review of Athol Fugard’s Playland, produced by Elysium Theatre Company

Coming to the North of England for the very first time, Playland, by South African dramatist Athol Fugard, presents a view of Apartheid, race, and reconciliation that Elysium Theatre Company have transformed into an immersive, poignant, and powerful production. Kate Foy reviews. From the moment the doors open, Elysium’s production of Athol Fugard’s Playland powerfully... Continue Reading →

Processing Playland: Jake Murray on Directing Athol Fugard’s Drama (Part 2)

When it premiered in 1993 at the dawn of South Africa's post-apartheid democracy, Athol Fugard's Playland testified to the challenges and hope of reconciliation across racial divides. In the first half of our interview, Jake Murray, who is directing the play for Elysium Theatre Company, explained why this work set at the dusk of apartheid... Continue Reading →

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