I See You; Ngiyakubona (Zulu); Ek Sien Jou (Afrikaans); Ndiyakubona (Xhosa).
A new play from South Africa by Mongiwekhaya.
“You know white people think we are the same? We both look black. But only one of us is black.”
It’s post-apartheid South Africa, and the protagonist of the story, Ben, meets Skinn for a night out. The police show up and arrest Ben, and he is accused of a crime he didn’t commit.
In Noma Dumezweni’s directorial debut, based on a real encounter, the complexities of living in South Africa after apartheid are explored with a poignancy that will leave you thinking about the effects of the country’s traumatised past, long after the show has ended.
London show dates: 25 February – 26 March
Royal Court Theatre Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS
Tickets from £10
(International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project)