Black Lover by Stanley Makuwe

Auckland Theatre Company

Award-winning playwright Stanley Makuwe brings us a gripping drama about war, politics and colonialism.

 “We must make it possible for every individual to lead a good life, to win a place in the sun.”  - Sir Garfield Todd

Expat New Zealander Sir Garfield Todd said these words in his final speech as Prime Minister of Rhodesia in 1958. Ousted from politics for being a “black lover”, Todd’s ongoing fight for racial equality led to his house arrest in 1965, the starting point for Award-winning playwright Stanley Makuwe’s story.

Compelling and reflective, Black Lover explores the courage to stand against injustice in a nation experiencing deep racial divides.


Stanley Makuwe: Sir Garfield Todd's African legacy interview with RNZ

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Thu 12 Nov, 6:00 PM
Fri 13 Nov, 6:00 PM
TSB Theatre, TSB Showplace
75 mins, no interval
Reserved seating $25
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