Just Festival

The Island is an award-winning and acclaimed apartheid-era play set on Robben Island telling a moving story celebrating hope, passion and resilience. Two cellmates perform futile physical labour by day while rehearsing a makeshift performance of Sophocles’ play Antigone by night. The play written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona draws parallels between Antigone’s situation and the situation of black political prisoners. Directed by Chris Weare starring Siya Mayola and Luntu Masiza. The Island is supported by the Global Partnerships Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church.