I.D.

Cast: 2f 10m doubling (over 30 characters)

Staging: Flexible set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854597540Publication Date:
26 Sep 2003
Size: 200mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Almeida Theatre, London, 2003

I.D.

By Antony Sher

Paperback £9.99£7.99

An enthralling drama about the man who killed Hendrik Verwoerd, President of South Africa and the architect of South African apartheid. Written by the acclaimed actor and author of Year of the King.

I.D. tells the true story of how Demetrios Tsafendas came to assassinate Verwoerd. Of mixed parentage, but classified as "White", Tsafendas is unable to marry the woman he loves because she is classified as "Coloured". Sickened by this injustice and goaded by his monstrous alter ego, Tsafendas stabs Verwoerd on the floor of the House in full view of his wife, his bodyguard and a chamber full of MPs.

Antony Sher's play I.D. was first performed at the Almeida Theatre, London, in September 2003 with Sher in the role of Tsafendas.

The play was inspired by the book A Mouthful of Glass by Henk van Woerden.

Press Quotes

'A first play that is as arresting as it is original... striking stuff'

The Times

Cast: 2f 10m doubling (over 30 characters)

Staging:Flexible set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854597540Publication Date:
26 Sep 2003
Size: 200mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Antony Sher:

Year of the Fat Knight
Primo Time
Beside Myself
Year of the Mad King: The Lear Diaries
The Giant
Year of the King
Year of the Fat Knight (Hardback)

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