★★★★★ "An excellent evening's entertainment...very moving" Londontheatre1

★★★★ "Jack McNamara's skillful direction subtly yet clearly racks up the tension...effective mixture of writing, direction and performance" The Public Reviews

About the play

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.

More Reviews

"Gripping from start to finish...An air of menace and violence simmers under each exchange" Derby Telegraph

"Engaging, sensitively directed...two excellent performances marry danger with restrain and offer a snapshot of both hope and fear..." Exeunt Magazine

Cast and Creative Team

Writer: Athol Fugard
Director: Jack McNamara
Designer: Hyemi Shin
Lighting Designer: Azusa Ono
Sound Designer: Adam McCready (Poetical Machines Ltd)
Cast: Ben Cutler and David Carr


Toured: 12 - 8 March 2015

Banner image: (L-R) Ben Cutler and David Carr. © Pamela Raith Photography