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Writer: Athol Fugard

Director: Russell Bolam

Designer: Ruth Hall

Lighting Designer: David Holmes
Sound Designer: Tom Gibbons

Movement Director: Laila Diallo

Composer: Gary Yershon

Casting: Lucy Jenkins
Vocal Coach: Richard Ryder

Starring Linda Bassett as Miss Helen, Sian Clifford as Elsa Barlow, James Laurenson as Marius Byleveld

“Light just one little candle in here, let in the light from just one little star, and the dancing starts”.

Miss Helen is facing the biggest decision of her life. After spending fifteen years transforming her house into a haven of light and colour against the desolate South African plains, a darkness has set in. Rejected by the deeply religious South African community and with only an idealistic young friend to fight for her, will Miss Helen be forced from her personal Mecca?

Imagination triumphs over prejudice in Fugard’s hopeful and lyrical play, granting freedom to those who dare to dream.

Hailed by Time magazine as one of the best plays of the eighties.

Green for Go and Arcola Theatre

Image by Idil Sukan.