Cast announced for Fugard’s Blood Knot at Orange Tree Theatre

Last Updated on 31st January 2019

Orange Tree Theatre have announced casting for a major revival of Athol Fugard’s play Blood Knot directed by Matthew Xia.

Blood Knot Orange Tree Theatre

Nathan McMullen and Kalungi Ssebandeke are to appear in Matthew Xia’s major new revival of Athol Fugard’s 1961 play Blood Knot.

It’s been a year since Morrie returned to Port Elizabeth to live with his brother Zach. They share childhood memories of their mother, yet have wildly contrasting life experiences due to their different fathers.

Morrie wants to take them away from their township shack, buy a small farm and make a new life. To take their minds off the struggle, they decide Zach needs a pen pal. But who should it be? An innocent game can quickly go wrong…

As things get complicated, the stakes rise: can they free themselves from the enduring prejudices provoked by the different shades of their skin?

In a career spanning seven decades Athol Fugard has been a vital part of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

Blood Knot is direcetd by Matthew Xia, designed by Basia Binkowska, lighting design by Ciaran Cunningham and composition and sound design by Xana.

Blood Knot runs at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond from 8 March – 20 April 2019.


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