The Burglar Who Failed/Return to Sender/Dutchman

Trainee Directors Showcase
13 June 2012 — 30 June 2012

Trainee Directors Showcase production

The Burglar who Failed
by St John Hankin, directed by Karima Setohy 

When burglar Bill Bludgeon decides to break into Mrs Maxwell's house he meets his match - a feisty schoolgirl with a hockey stick. The burglar's true identity is unravelled and the notion of 'good Christianity' is tested. The Burglar Who Failed, by the author of The Charity that Began at Home St. John Hankin.

Return to Sender
by Orange Tree writers group member Omar El-Khairy

With three people, one room and a pool of unanswerable questions, we witness the human struggle to be satisfied with society and our lives in the 21st century.

Dutchman
by Amiri Baraka, directed by Polina Kalinina.

'I even got into this train... walked down the aisle... searching you out.'

First staged in 1964 as the civil rights movement continued to escalate, this catastrophic and sexually-charged chance meeting on a subway train between a white woman and a black man exposes the ambiguities in America's race relations still pertinent today, by controversial playwright and activist Amiri Baraka.

'...a trio of persuasive productions...charming, witty...lacerating'The Times