The Memories Season
THE ICE CREAM BOYS
By Gail Louw
Directed by Vik Sivalingam
Jeffrey T Apter
“Oh look, there’s a chess set. How about a game, like old times?”
There are some enemies you’d wait a lifetime to see face-to-face. Charismatic, corrupt and dangerous, Jacob Zuma was until recently President of South Africa. But before Zuma came to power, Ronnie Kasrils masterminded the intelligence services. Now at last they’re alone together. When you’ve been betrayed, it’s never too late to settle old scores.
Funny, fascinating, and hugely enjoyable, The Ice Cream Boys is a gripping exploration of politics and power.
**** ‘There’s never been a better time to make this study, and the Jermyn Street production does it with panache’ – Spy In The Stalls
****- ‘An intense and passionate drama, ignited by performances of intelligence and acuity.’ – Reviews Hub
**** ‘tight, edgy, powerful and very intelligent.’ – Sardines Magazine
****’It’s a measure of Andrew Francis and Jack Klaff’s performances… beguiling’ – The Times and The Sunday Times
****’Jack Klaff as Kasrils captures perfectly the decayed hopes of the leftwing idealist’ – The Guardian
‘a performance of rare candour…demands to be watched.’ – Theatre World Internet Magazine
‘gripping and informative theatre’ British Theatre Guide
Praise for Gail Louw’s previous plays.
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND GAIL LOUW … VERY POWERFUL AND AFFECTING. Guardian
GAIL LOUW HAS WRITTEN, WITHOUT QUESTION, ONE OF THE BEST SOLO PLAYS EVER TO BE PERFORMED. WhatsOnStage
Gail Louw was born in Johannesburg and now lives in the UK. Two volumes of her plays, including Blonde Poison, are published by Oberon Books. Jermyn Street Theatre has presented her play Shackleton’s Carpenter this August.
Vik Sivalingam is a freelance theatre director and senior tutor at LAMDA. Selected credits include There or Here, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest at the Rio Olympics 2016. He has an MFA in Theatre Directing and was Resident Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Running time Around 80 minutes no inteval
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm. Matinees Saturday 3.30pm
Under 30? 100 tickets at £10 are available for under-30s. Bookable online or by telephone – please bring proof of age to the performance.
Preview Tickets 9—10 October £15
Concessions Available to over-60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students. £20
Please note that after Saturday 19 October all tickets are full price.
Box Office 020 7287 2875 jermynstreettheatre.co.uk