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Writer : Athol Fugard
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Hyemi Shin
Lighting Designer : Azusa Ono
Sound Designer : Adam McCready (Poetical Machines Ltd)

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

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.

Read our rehearsal room blog here
See our production summary on storify

Suitable for 16+ years. Contains strong language and descriptions of a violent and sexual nature


Target audience age: 16+ years
Running time: 90 mins
Interval length: 20 mins

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New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

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