Fio: The Island

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Fio: The Island

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The Island is set on Robben Island, the notorious prison situated in the bay overlooking Cape Town, South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s enforced home for much of his captivity, Robben Island incarcerated many of the political prisoners who threatened apartheid rule. John and Winston are two such political prisoners, grinding through days of pointless, back-breaking labour, coping with vicious beatings from the guards, and spending their nights remembering a life outside of their current misery.

The play is based on the true story of a performance in the prison by two inmates of the great classical drama of political protest, Antigone.

This soaring, award-winning drama draws on the stories that linger from the notorious prison on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.

*Online price includes a 50p booking fee*

Fio are a dynamic Theatre Company based in Cardiff

Running time 60 minutes

Location: Dance Centre, Llandrindod Wells |  Date: 20th October 2018 | Time: 7.30pm  

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Fio is a Cardiff based theatre company working across the UK and internationally, bringing world class socio-political stories to local audiences. Everyone has a story to tell, and each individual is as important as the next. Together, Fio makes theatre that celebrates individuality, tearing down stereotypes and offering everybody a chance to make their mark in the world.