Human being

Human being

Win tickets to ‘A Human Being Died That Night’ at Hampstead Downstairs

We have five pairs of tickets to give away to A Human Being Died That Night, a new play portraying a psychologist’s extraordinary interviews with notorious apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock.

Human being

Human being


Hampstead Downstairs and Eric Abraham present Nicholas Wright’s new play, A Human Being Died That Night, from 10 May – 15 June.

Based on the best-selling book of the same name by psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, A Human Being Died That Night explores her extraordinary interviews with Eugene de Kock, her time on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and how a fundamentally moral person could become a mass murderer.

Pretoria Central Prison, 1997. Psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela prepares to sit opposite the apartheid regime’s most notorious assassin. A member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, she is interviewing Eugene de Kock while he serves 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud.

How did Eugene de Kock become one of the most reviled figures in apartheid history? Is Gobodo-Madikizela able to overcome her disgust and hate for this monster and find the human within? And will he be prepared to open up and tell an educated black woman the truth?

Directed by Jonathan Munby, Matthew Marsh plays De Kock while Noma Dumezweni plays  Gobodo-Madikizela.

Born in Swaziland, of South African parents, Dumezweni came to England with her family as a child, first living in Suffolk, where she was educated, before moving to London. Her theatre roles have included Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Breakfast With Mugabe, Antony and Cleopatra, MMacbeth, (all RSC) and A Raisin in the Sun (Winner – Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performer).

Dates: 10 May — 15 June 2013

Times: 7.45pm with Sat Mats at 3.15pm

Prices: £12. Concessions available

Book online:

Tel: 020 7722 9301

Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU


We have five pairs of tickets to give away to any night of the show (subject to ticket availability). Enter your details below to stand a chance of winning. Competition closes on 15 May 2013.