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The Island
15 Wednesday 15 Mar, 2023 - Wednesday 15 Mar, 2023

Wednesday 15 March



7:30 pm

The Island

Venue: The Georgian Theatre Royal

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Elysium Theatre Company & Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham present The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani & Winston Ntshona.

South Africa 1973, Robben Island, the top security political prison where Nelson Mandela was held.

John and Winston are sharing a cell. They survive through a mixture of solidarity, laughter and defiance. The two men’s sense of brotherhood has kept them going for years, then John hears that he’s going to be released…

The Island is one of the most famous plays of the 20th century and has been seen all over the world. A rich, boisterous, funny, moving piece of theatre, it is a hymn to the human spirit and a cry for freedom everywhere. Elysium is proud to be bringing this 50th Anniversary production to a new generation of theatregoers.. 

Tickets cost £18 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or online at

Wednesday 15 March


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