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I.D. (play)

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I.D. is a historical drama by Antony Sher. It debuted on 4 September 2003 at London's Almeida Theatre, directed by Nancy Meckler.


The play is adapted from the book A Mouthful of Glass by Henk van Woerden, and follows the events surrounding the trial and imprisonment of the mentally unstable Demetrios Tsafendas, who in 1966 assassinated South African Prime Minister Hendrick Verwoerd.

Original cast

The original cast included:

  • Jon Cartwright as Gavronsky, Buytendag, Gomez
  • Jonathan Duff as Pratt, Muller, Dr. Fisher
  • Alex Ferns as Lintwurm
  • Paul Herzberg as John Vorster, Kriel
  • Peter Landi as Father Daniels, Manolis
  • Lucian Msamati as Sipho
  • Oscar Pierce as City Gent, Schalk, Nikki, Junior Clerk
  • Antony Sher as Demetrios Tsafendas
  • Cleo Sylvestre as Helen Daniels, Daisy
  • Christopher Wells as Frank Waring, Judge Pienaar
  • Marius Weyers as Hendrick Verwoerd
  • Jennifer Woodburne as Betsie Verwoerd
  • Other original production credits

  • Author: Antony Sher
  • Director: Nancy Meckler
  • Composer: Ilona Sekacz
  • Set Design: Katrina Lindsay
  • Lighting: Johanna Town
  • Choreographer: Scarlett Mackmin
  • Sound: John Leonard
  • South Africa Music Consultant: Sello Maake ka Ncube
  • References

    I.D. (play) Wikipedia

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