Bitter Milk

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Bitter Milk is a play in two acts written by David Clough[1] and Alton Kumalo.

The original text

It is a contemporary play about exiled South Africans that looks at the politics in a triangular relationship between two women and a man, two black people and a white person.

Performance history

1983: Produced by Temba Theatre Company. The play opened at the Drill Hall, London in November 1983, starring Diana Kent (as Sarah), Alton Kumalo and Decima Francis. It was directed by Barry Phillips.


Playscript held by NELM: [Collection: MANIM, Mannie]: 2005. 11. 1. 53.

Correspondence from David Clough[2] - 13 November, 2019.

Diana Kent Official Website [3].

Playscript, press release and note [Holograph, typescript with holograph emendations and printed] held by NELM: [Collection: MANIM, Mannie]: 2005. 11. 1. 53.

Description of 'Press cuttings about Bitter Milk by Alton Kumalo and David Clough, 1983. Temba, theatre company and the Black Theatre Collection: records. V&A Theatre and Performance Collections. GB 71 THM/77/1/7' on the Archives Hub website, [4], (date accessed :10/06/2020)

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