Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act
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Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act

A rare revival of a classic play directed by Diane Page


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.

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).

Critic reviews

Sucked into the void’: Farah Najib writes on Diane Page’s revival of Athol Fugard’s dense, challenging play that skewers racial injustice.


The play endures as a highly relevant piece of drama

· Theatre Weekly

A short, sharp shock

· The Guardian

Charged production

· The Stage

A blast from the past with lessons for today

· The Arts Desk

Blazes with emotion at the injustice of apartheid

· Broadway World

There is a stark poetic beauty in the text

· WhatsOnStage


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Date & time

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Sat 28 Aug - Sat 2 Oct, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Thu 23 & Fri 24 Sep at 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 15 mins


1 Clarence Street Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SA London, UK · Get Directions
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