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A Human Being Died That Night

A Human Being Died That Night

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About the Show Less...

Nicholas Wright electrifying post apartheid drama. Read More >

1997, Pretoria Central Prison, South Africa. Psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela prepares to sit opposite the apartheid regime’s most notorious assassin.

A member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, she is interviewing Eugene de Kock while he serves 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud.

How did he become one of the most reviled figures in apartheid history? Is Pumla able to overcome her disgust and hate for this monster and find the human within? And will he even be prepared to open up and tell an educated black woman the truth?



Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 10/05/2013

Closing Night: 15/06/2013

Running time: 1h20

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Cast & Creative


Noma Dumezweni, Matthew Marsh, Martins Imhangbem, Ken Nwosu


Director - Jonathan Munby

Producer - Hampstead Downstairs & Eric Abraham

Designer - Paul Wills

Lighting Designer - Tim Mitchell

Author - By Nicholas Wright, based on the book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

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