The Kimberley Train

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The Kimberley Train is a drama in three acts by Lewis Sowden about miscegenation and the pressures towards, and the devastating effects of, efforts to “try for white” under the apartheid regime through the underground association called the “Kimberley train”.

First produced by ***, directed by Cecil Williams at the Library Theatre, Johannesburg in 1958 and featuring *** as “John Powers” *** as “Elaine” and Kita Redelinghuys as Elaine’s “coloured” mother, “Bertha”. Published by Howard Timmins, 1976.


Tucker, 1997. 118.

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