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Out In Africa

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29/08/2017–02/09/2017

In November 2015, Islamist rebels kidnapped 15 Western tourists from a resort near Mombasa, Kenya.

Reports about the Mombasa hostages, who disappeared without trace, were overshadowed by news of the Paris attacks at the same time.

In this new play by Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom, one of the most interesting theatremakers in Africa, the hostages’ struggle for survival inspires a gripping and powerful story about human conflict across and beyond borders.

Grootboom finds images that depict the whole spectrum of life ... a powerful theatrical evening
—Luxemburger Wort
A strong, sweeping performance
—D'Letzebuerger Land

Cast

Steve Karier

Text

Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom

Direction

Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom

Design

Katrin Kersten

Dramaturgy and Production

Rolf C. Hemke


A production by Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, National Theatre of Luxembourg and Fundamental Monodrama Festival in association with Arcola Theatre.

Tickets

Standard £17
Concession £14

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.

Running time: 100 minutes approximately .

This production contains:
Strong language
Violence
Smoking
Suitable for 16+