Event The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs
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Venue Athenaeum Theatre Two, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 11 February 1980
Last Date 22 March 1980
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Young white barrister arrested in South Africa in 1963 and held in solitary under the infamous 90 day law. His interrogators try to break his spirit.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Freedom
Race relations
Racial discrimination
South Africa
South Africans
Name Function Notes
Desire Akanni Actor Danny / Coloured Constable
John Bowman Actor 1st Constable / Vlok / 3rd Sergeant
Gary Day Actor Freeman / 2nd Sergeant
Gary Down Actor Rossouw
David Downer Actor Albie Sachs
Anthony Hawkins Actor Wagenaar / Kraal
Bruce Kerr Actor Snyman / Swanepoel
James Shaw Actor 2nd Constable / Cameraman
David Edgar Adaptor
Albie Sachs Author
Robert Hanson Designer
Judith Alexander Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Peter Roehlen Production Manager
Peter Salmon Stage Manager
Text Nationality South Africa
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Advertisement Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Cast List MTC Records
Event Identifier 29694