I See You
Drama

Royal Court

I See You

25 Feb 2016 - 26 Mar 2016

£20.00 - £20.00

Pro reviewers rating
8 reviews

3.4 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

  • Synopsis
  • Cast and creatives
  • Venue details
I don’t need your sorries white boy, yes. You heard right. You know white people think we are the same? We both look black. But only one of us is black

Post-Apartheid South Africa, after dark.

Ben meets Skinn for a night out. But the party is interrupted by the police. Ben, a young student who doesn’t know his own history, is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. And Officer Buthelezi, a former freedom fighter, can’t let it go.

Speak to me in your mother-tongue and I will let you go.

Based on a real encounter.

 

Royal Court [Off West End]

“Dumezweni makes her directorial debut with an intelligent and gripping play about contemporary South Africa. ”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Classy production of a punchy piece... infused with the mounting tension of a thriller... The ensemble cast is impressive. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Disturbingly plausible... Mongiwekhaya reminds us that language is political, wordplay not always playful. ”

Kate Kellaway (Observer)

“[Dumezweni] directs a fine cast with a taut, thriller-ish minimalism that keeps it gripping. ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Ugly snapshot of the racial and cultural schisms in Mandela’s Rainbow Nation.. Simply staged production crackles with unease. ”

Claire Allfree (Telegraph)

“It is very clever the way this play confuses us, only to untangle it a bit later... Part thriller, part identity crisis. ”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Directed with a restrained punchy power... The staging implicates us.... Gripping and beautifully acted. ”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“One is aware of the message wagging the dog of a scenario that ought to generate more tension than it does. ”

Matt Wolf (Arts Desk)

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