Two men, unlikely friends, stagger through days of crippling prison work, breaking free in nights of playful escapism and ecstatic, dreamlike joy. With just scraps from their cell, they prepare for a performance of Antigone in front of the prisoners and guards - an act of defiance from people who have lost everything they have to lose.
With gut-wrenching emotion, soaring beauty and exquisite simplicity, this great drama of defiance and determination draws on the stories that linger from Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner.
Thu 27 April - Sat 6 May, 7.30pm. Matinee: 3 May, 2pm
Box Office: 01524 598500 Website: www.dukes-lancaster.org
Tickets: £19.50 - £8
The Theatre Chipping Norton
Wed 10 – Sat 20 May, 7.45pm. Matinee 20 May, 2.30pm
Box Office: 01608 642350 Website: www.chippingnortontheatre.com
Tickets: £15, £13 conc, £5 under 26's (incl. £1.50 per ticket booking fee). School groups £2 per ticket
Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol
Tue 23 - Sat 27 May, 8pm. Matinees: 25 & 27 May, 2pm
Box Office: 01179 020344 Website: www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com
Tickets: £14, £10 conc
Southwark Playhouse, London
Wed 31 May - Sat 24 June, 8pm. Matinees: 3, 10, 17 & 23 June, 3.30pm.
Box Office: 020 7407 0234 Website: www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Tickets: £20 - £12