Telling the story of how Demetrios Tsafendas came to assassinate Hendrik Verwoerd, President of South Africa and the chief architect of Apartheid, this play mixes drama, politics and expressionism.
Antony Sher was born in South Africa and shot to fame as an actor for his Richard III played on crutches (RSC 1984), which was also the subject of his book, Year of the King. Other roles at the RSC include the Fool to Michael Gambon's Lear, Tamburlaine, Cyrano, Macbeth (with Harriet Walter) and, this year, the leads in two of the RSC Classics that transferred to the West End. He has published three novels, a book of his paintings and drawings and an autobiography, Beside Myself (Hutchinson 2001). He was knighted in 2000.