The Memories Season
THE ICE CREAM BOYS
By Gail Louw
Directed by Vik Sivalingam
“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 will be a post-show Q&A on Wednesday 16 October including writer Gail Louw, Ronnie Kasrils, Director, Vik Sivalingam, cast and Lord Hain.
Entrance to the Q&A only with a valid ticket for the 16 Oct performance at 7:30pm.’
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 is producing her play Shackleton’s Carpenter this summer.
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 90 minutes.
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