Monday, 22 October 2012

'The Robben Island Bible' and the 'Robben Island Bible'

On the 18th of October 2012, the reading of the play, The Robben Island Bible was performed at the British Museum.  Although a reduced, twenty minute version of the full play with two brilliant actors was performed, the star of the evening was, without a doubt, Sonny's copy of his Complete Works of William Shakespeare in the 'Shakespeare: Staging the World' exhibition one floor up from the theatre.  With a theatrical stretch, you could imagine Sonny on the stage telling a reduced version of his life in the Liberation Movement [well done to Jack Klaff for pulling that off].  It was a joy to here this story.  Then there was the invitation to see his most treasured souvenir.  You could have heard a pin drop during Jack & Cornelius's performance.

The Q & A following the performance featured Dame Janet Suzman, John Carlin and Matthew Hahn.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

The Robben Island Bible at the British Museum

There will be a reading of the play on 18th October at the British Museum in association with Brand South Africa and the British Museum's exhibition on William Shakespeare called 'Shakespeare: Staging the World'.

The reading will feature actors Jack Klaff & Cornelius Macarthy.  Following the reading will be a Q & A with the actors, Dame Janet Suzman and John Carlin, author of 'Playing the Enemy,' the basis for the film, Invictus.  It will be chaired by actor Pamela Nomvete.

The evening will be opened by the chairman of the British Museum Mr. Niall FitzGerald KBE  and the High Commissioner of South Africa His Excellency Dr. Zola Skweyiya at 7pm.