Playland

New Perspectives
Friday 13 February 2015 - Saturday 14 February 2015

New Year's Eve. An amusement park. Two strangers meet in the dead of night. Welcome to Playland...

In the heart of rural South Africa, a travelling amusement park has opened its gates. With the country in the grips of a brutal apartheid regime, the park promises an evening of thrills and laughter. 

Martinus, a black South African, is the amusement park's night-watchman. Gideon, a white Afrikaner and ex-serviceman, has come along for a good night out. When they find themselves face to face, their encounter is charged with history and danger.

Athol Fugard is one of the world's most performed living playwrights and a fearless chronicler of South Africa and its troubled history. Playland is one of his most personal and rarely performed plays; gripping, comic and deeply moving.

Age guidance 16+ Contains strong language and descriptions of a violent and sexual nature

Running time: 
1 hr 50 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)