Breakfast With Mugabe
Sunday 8 April 2007 20:00-21:30 (Radio 3)
By Fraser Grace.
The year is 2001. President Mugabe and his wife are holed up in the State House in Harare, with Mugabe in paranoid terror. He is being stalked by an ngozi or bitter spirit, the murderous ghost of a long-dead comrade. Fearing for his sanity, Mugabe turns to a white psychiatrist for help.
Witty and provocative, Fraser Grace's new play imagines the combative relationship between the black president and his white psychiatrist. In a series of bruising encounters, Breakfast with Mugabe explores the conflict between despotism and liberalism in modern Zimbabwe.
1 hour 30 minutes
Grace Mugabe ...... Noma Dumezweni
Robert Mugabe ...... Joseph Mydell
Gabriel Marunda ...... Christopher Obi
Andrew Peric ...... David Rintoul
Music composed by Chartwell Dutiro and played by Chartwell Dutiro and James Jones.
Directed by Antony Sher.