The Ice Cream Boys
DIRECTED BY VIK SIVALINGAM.
2 November 2019
“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.
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.
Set and costume design
“There's never been a better time to make this study, and the Jermyn Street production does it with panache.”
“An intense and passionate drama, ignited by performances of intelligence and acuity.”
“Tight, edgy, powerful and very intelligent.”
“It's a measure of Andrew Francis and Jack Klaff's performances ... beguiling.”
“Jack Klaff as Kasrils captures perfectly the decayed hopes of the leftwing idealist.”
“A thrilling exploration of the crude reality of unpunished crimes.”