1997, Pretoria Central Prison, South Africa. Psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela prepares to sit opposite the apartheid regime’s most notorious assassin. A Human Being Died That Night is based on the best-selling book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and explores her interviews with Eugene de Kock, her time on the TRC, and how a fundamentally moral person could become a mass murderer.
This play is written by Nicholas Wright and directed by Jonathan Munby and had a limited sold out London run in 2013. I had the privilege of photographing A Number, directed by Munby in 2011, and was not disappointed by another captivating 2-hander under his direction. Productions with only one or two cast members usually allows for more time, but a greater challenge to create a variety of different images, particularly if there are no set or costume changes.
Photographed at The Fugard Studio
Cast: Matthew Marsh and Noma Dumezweni
Written by Nicholas Wright
Directed by Jonathan Munby
Designer – Paul Wills
Original Lighting Designer – Tim Mitchell
Lighting Designer – Daniel Galloway (South Africa)