2014 National Tour – Sizwe Banzi is Dead (Latest News)
An Eclipse Theatre Company / Young Vic co-production
SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD
Tour dates : Booking Fast (click name of your local venue to book)
6 Feb to 8 March: Young Vic Box Office: 020 7922 2922 SOLD OUT
7 May to 10 May: PLYMOUTH Theatre Royal Plymouth Box Office: 01752 267 222 BOOKING FAST
15 to 17 May: HULL Hull Truck Theatre Box Office : 01482 323 638 BOOKING FAST
20 to 24 May : SHEFFIELD Crucible Studio Theatre Box Office: 0114 249 6000 BOOKING FAST
27 to 31 May: LONDON The Albany, Deptford Box Office: 020 8692 4446 BOOKING FAST
5 to 7 June: BIRMINGHAM mac birmingham Box Office: 0121 446 3232 BOOKING FAST
10 to 14 June: LIVERPOOL Liverpool Playhouse Studio Box Office: 0151 709 4776 BOOKING FAST
Devised by Athol Fugard, John Kani & Winston Ntshona
Directed by Matthew Xia (Genesis Future Directors Award winner)
Featuring astonishing performances from Sibusiso Mambo and Tonderai Munyevu.
It’s 1972 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and Sizwe Banzi’s passbook gives him just three days to find work. No work and he’ll be deported. That was four days ago.
So when Sizwe stumbles across a dead body with a passbook, he asks himself – does his identity card really define who he is? Could he give up his family and his name in order to survive?
This Tony-nominated play exposes the struggle for freedom and identity in apartheid-era South Africa, unravelling the brutal absurdities of everyday life under oppression.