Tue, 23 Oct | Pill Millennium Centre

The Island by Fio - Pill Mill

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The Island by Fio - Pill Mill

Time & Location

23 Oct 2018, 18:30
Pill Millennium Centre, Courtybella Terrace, Newport NP20 2GH, UK

About the Event

The Island is a politically visceral piece of theatre based on a true story.

Set in the same prison where Nelson Mandela was held this universal story attacks our ability to passively accept immoral laws.

How much pain does a state need to inflict before you fight it?

2018 marks Nelson Mandela’s centenary year and Fio want to celebrate an influential historical icon and ask.

Do we ever learn from those who came before us?

The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona

Two men, political prisoners and unlikely friends, stagger through days of pointless, back-breaking labour, coping with vicious beatings from the guards and spending their nights remembering a life outside their current misery. They prepare for a performance of Antigone in front of the other inmates and guards – an act of defiance from people who have lost everything...

This soaring, award-winning drama draws on the stories that linger from the notorious prison on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.

Raising funds for two local charities in Newport, Sewrec and Newport City Radio. The evening will be hosted by local team of promoter volunteers.

There will be a photo booth a raffle, stalls on the night and more.

Your ticket will include food on the night for only £5 with support from Fusion. Tickets available from SEWREC and Newport City Radio from Next Wednesday.

Also available online to buy on this event page, or Eventbrite:

Fio Yn Cyflwyno The Island

Mae dau ddyn, carcharorion gwleidyddol ac yn ffrindiau annhebygol, yn brwydro drwy ddiwrnodau diystyr, llafurus, yn ymdopi âgyda churo milain oddi wrth y swyddogion ac yn treulio eu nosweithiau yn cofio bywyd tu allan i’w trallod presennol. Maent yn paratoi am berfformiad o Antigone o flaen y carcharorion eraill a’r swyddogion eraill - gweithred herfeiddiol gan bobl sydd wedi colli popeth...

Mae’r ddrama wobrwyol hon yn cynnwys straeon sy’n dod o’r carchardy drwg-enwog ar Ynys Robben lle cafodd Nelson Mandela ei garcharu.

Mae The Island yn ddarn o theatr gwleidyddol angerddol sy’n seiliedig ar stori go iawn.

Wedi’i gosod yn yr un carchar â hwnnw y daliwyd Nelson Mandela ynddi mae’r stori gyffredin hon yn ymosod ar ein gallu i oddef derbyn cyfreithiau anfoesol.

Faint o boen sy’n raid i wladwriaeth ei beri cyn i ti ei ymladd?

Mae 2018 yn dynodi can mlynedd ers geni Nelson Mandela ac mae Fio eisiau dathlu eicon hanesyddol a holi…

Yden ni byth yn dysgu gan y rheiny a ddaeth o’n blaenau?

Kindly supported by Arts Council Wales & Creu Cymru, Fusion and Resiliant Communities

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