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Human Being Died That Night, A - Full Length Play, Drama

Human Being Died That Night, A

Nicholas Wright

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Full Length Play, Drama

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573705113

based on the book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
A stage adaptation of the book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela in which she interviews former South African police officer Eugene de Kock about his motives for his crimes against anti-apartheid activists.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Docudrama/Historic

90 minutes

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century, 1990s

Settings Of Play - South Africa, 1997-2002.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Eugene de Kock was a paid white political assassin nick-named "Prime Evil" for his crimes against anti-apartheid activists. While serving his two life sentences, black psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela went to interview him hoping to seek humanity and forgiveness within the government-sanctioned monster. The thought-provoking interogation moves from clinical to intimate in a cell where fear and compassion coexist.

REVIEWS 

"...quietly gripping...reveals in searing, sometimes heart-rending detail the atrocities committed by the South African police forces during the terrible years of apartheid." - The New York Times, Read More 

"...scorching, vivid...This is not just two people. It is the old South Africa and the new South Africa. It is a test of them both, and of the limits – or not – of forgiveness and empathy." - The Guardian, Read More 

"Wright's script...becomes more agonisingly taut with each new rvelation." - The Telegraph, Read More 


A Human Being Died That Night premiered at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in London in May 2013 under the direction of Jonathan Munby.

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CASTING

1m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

PUMLA GOBODO-MADIKIZELA
EUGENE DE KOCK
Author
Nicholas Wright

Nicholas Wright

Plays include Treetops and One Fine Day (Riverside Studios), The Gorky Brigade (Royal Court), The Crimes of Vautrin (Joint Stock), The Custom of the Country and The Desert Air (RSC), Cressida (Almeida Theatre at the Albery), Rattigan’s Nijinsky (Chichester), The Last of the Duchess (Hampstead), Travelling Light, Mrs. Klein, Vincent in Brixton and The Reporter (NT). He adapted His Dark Materials ... view full profile

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