Boot Dance, The

Boot Dance, The

By Edgar Nkosi White
Setting: 
Set in a British mental asylum
No. acts: 
2
Cast total: 
4
Male cast: 
3
Female cast: 
1

Synopsis

The play follows the disintegration and slow recovery of a young South African boot dancer who, after ten years alone in England suddenly suffers a mental breakdown. It traces the relationship between Lazarus Mphele, an exiled South African dancer, a cynical West Indian guard named Gibbs, and Janette, a mixed-race teenager who once tried to murder her
violent father.

Original production

Opening night: 
09/07/1984
Company:
 
Original Cast:
Lionel Taylor Dr Adder
Jason Rose Gibbs
Amanda Symonds Janette
Alton Kumalo Lazarus
Production Team:
Alby James Director
Sarah-Jane McClelland Designer
Dick Bloxidge Lighting

Publications

Title Year Publisher NT Library

Assets

Type Code
NT audio recording of Act 1 Scene 3 BBPA/3/1/52
Newsletter Black Cultural Archives, Ephemera/79

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Press Cuttings THM/77/1/9 Temba Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection
Photographs THM/77/6/7 Temba Theatre Company at V&A Theatre Collection  
Newsletter BCA/Ephemera/79 Black Cultural Archives
Playscript MPS 2447 British Library