“SANKARA THE PLAY: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AFRICAN HERO”

Tuesday 20th March – Saturday 14th April 2018. Show times 7:30pm @ The Cockpit Theater, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH

The life and death of the unforgettable African hero Thomas Sankara takes the stage in London in a play that marries politics, economics and African dancing in a subversive mix.

Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” inspires the unforgettable epic story of African hero Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987.

(under the slogan “he who feeds you, controls you”), nationalised all land and mineral wealth, promoted work for everyone to reach food self-sufficiency and build the first railway.

He was also the first African leader to favour women’s rights and to appoint them as key Ministers.

He started an ambitious plan to fight desertification by planting thousands of trees, promoted mass vaccination, and overtly denounced the dark mechanisms behind Africa’s odious debt (namely World Bank and IMF) which are the cause of today’s world crisis, despite the silence of mainstream media about it.

Fully aware of his tragic destiny, and just days before his assassination, Thomas Sankara pronounced the famous words “while revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you can’t kill ideas”.

Written & Directed by RICKY DUJANY.

NB: No shows on Sunday’s and Monday’s.

Full price tickets: £16 Concessions: £13 – available from: The Cockpit