Hang on in There, Nelson

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A play by Arthur Maimane (1996).

The original text

About the interaction between a socially diverse group of journalists at the time of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

First staged in the Adcock-Ingram Auditorium at the Windybrow Arts Centre in July 1996, directed by Walter Chakela, with Crispin de Nys (Cecil), Richard Nwamba (Johnny), Lesele Leslie Leseyame (Joseph), Carlo Radebe (James), Ephraim Basotli Magagane (Sylvester), Juanita Strydom (Frankie) and Joyce Skefu (Freda). The same production moved to the Momentum Theatre at the State Theatre in August 1996.


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