4th – 28th May 2016
A game of cat and mouse, claim and counter-claim, begins, with the heritage of an entire nation to play for. As truths are revealed and moralities questioned, are things ever more than simply black and white?
Inspired by real events in Zimbabwe, May Sumbwanyambe‘s first play is an unflinching examination of land ownership, dispossession and justice in a post-colonial world.
May, 29, was born in Edinburgh a year after his parents emigrated to the U.K. from Zambia. Their family is split across Zambia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. May’s grandfather was an elected Mayor in Zambia and an early advocate for the independence of all African nations. His father was in the government of the first post-independence President of Zambia.
“A beautiful production of a promising debut” —The Stage
“Hugely impressive” —The Spectator