'Sizwe Banzi Is Dead' - January 30, 2019


Sizwe Banzi Is Dead

Sizwe Banzi Is Dead is one of the most critically acclaimed productions presented in The Bahamas over the past three years. Originally produced as a part of the Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival in October 2014, this production went on to have a successful run at the Harquail Theatre in George Town, Grand Cayman in November 2015 and a successful return engagement, a month later, at the Dundas. That production reunited the director and his original cast members for a limited engagement in the Philip A. Burrows Black Box Theatre at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Reviews of the original 2014 production

“An extraordinary play with extraordinary performances by Dion Johnson and Mark Humes. Brilliantly directed by Philip Burrows. SEE THIS PLAY!”

“GO SEE THIS AMAZING PLAY.... I was in awe at the work of the director, Philip Burrows and Actors, Dion Johnson and Mark Humes..... So worth seeing. I hope they extend the showing time so many more persons can have the experience of seeing this great work.”

“A masterful performance. Bravo!”
“I hope “Sizwe Bandi is Dead” becomes an annual event - wonderful performances.” “Amazing performance!”

“I just got in from seeing "Sizwe Banzi is Dead" at the Black Box Theatre, behind the main Dundas Theatre.... OMGoodness, IT IS AMAZING!!!! The actors were incredible, and kept their accent and stage characters alive and authentically true to the culture.”

“Sizwe was freaking amazing!”
“They were soooo awesome. LOVED it.”
“Amazing, fantastic, excellent! The acting was unbelievable.”

“Masterful is the only word for this production. Through meticulous direction Philip A. Burrows has inspired Dion Johnson and Mark Humes to tell an intricate story of the reality of apartheid in South Africa. Laughter, tears, fear and love are interwoven and each actor has made the part his own.”

“I saw this last night, and I LOVED it. The performances by Dion Johnson and Mark Humes were excellent under direction by Philip Burrows.”

“This is a must see! I went on the opening night. What a fantastic performance - and what a gripping story. Loved the set too! Everyone should see this.....!”

“A Broadway calibre production.”

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