The Space Theatre of Survival

The Space tells the story of the theatre and community that gave birth to some of South Africa’s most important writing and acting talents and its most significant works of protest theatre. Beginning in 1972, at the height of the apartheid struggle, the film presents a portrait of a country in which the non-white majority has been brutally silenced and racial tensions are at breaking point. Set against this volatile political backdrop, a group of artists risked everything to build a safe non-racial space dedicated to artistic, social, and political freedoms. Featuring Athol Fugard (now the most performed playwright in the world after Shakespeare), John Kani and Winston Ntshona, Fatima Dike, Nomhle Nkonyeni, Wilson Dunster, Percy Sieff, Richard E Grant, and many more, The Space is narrated by multiple-award-winning acting legend, James Earl Jones.


Dan Poole Director
From performing in the multi-award winning 'Jerusalem' at the Royal Court Theatre, through to 'Batman' and Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo', Dan is a professional actor and film-maker. As an actor and story-teller he challenged himself to learn new skills to create, shoot and produce his own work. His love for film…

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Mark Street Director
Mark trained as an actor before directing and writing plays on the London fringe circuit. He was a co-founder of 104 Theatre Company with which he won the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe First Award for a devised piece entitled 'See Base Of Can'. He then started his own production company 'From…

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World Premiere Festival Guest African Feature
Cape Town
Fri 7 June / 6.15pm
Tue 11 June / 6.30pm
Sun 16 June / 6.15pm
Sun 16 June / 8pm
Mark Street & Dan Poole
United Kingdom/South Africa
87 minutes
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