20 Jul Fabulous performance of Amandla! at The Harlequin Theatre
Here is my drama Amandla! special from The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill.
Three actors tell the story of Nelson Mandela.
Scene 1 – Mandela as a boy in his village
Scene 2 – At School and his College
Scene 3 – Going to Johannesburg
Scene 4 – Working as a lawyer
Scene 5 – Meeting Trevor Huddleston
Scene 6 – The Freedom Charter and the ANC
Scene 7 – We meet Winnie Mandela
Scene 8 – The Sharpesville Massacre
Scene 9 – Mandela is arrested
Scene 10 – The trial
Interval. Protest songs performed by our guest choirs
Scene 11 – Mandela in prison (Robben Island)
Scene 12 – Steve Biko is arrested and killed
Scene 13 – Donald Words newspaper editor
Scene 14 – Mandela still in prison
Scene 15 – News from London
Scene 16 – Mandela in prison garden
Scene 17 – Freedom and a phone call to the Woods
Scene 18 – Wembley 1990
Scene 19 – Zulu vs ANC violence
Scene 20 – Inaugurating South Africa’s first black President
Scene 21 – Parliament Square
Finale Song – Amandla! Mandela Mandela
Cast Members included Terri Winchester as an older Nelson Mandela; Luke Tye as Trevor Huddleston, Sonas Musana as Steve Biko, Brandon as ANC prisoner 2, Daniel Galiford as Donald Woods and Sam Keelan as the narrator Police Officer.
I enjoyed it, as I think all the other audience members did as well.