Set in the 1980's in Penang, Malaysia, two young men have been arrested for drug trafficking. As they both face the death penalty, their relatives travel to Penang to come to their rescue. However, they soon find out that there is nothing they can do to save the boys' lives. In the course of their futile attempts at influencing the authorities, their racism becomes more than apparent.
The question which is never made explicit is of course who the real barbarians are!
BHTC NOTES: For the first time since the club took ownership of the theatre, raked seating and a revolving central set was utilsed to great effect.
Michael Wall (November 22, 1946 to June 11, 1991), wrote over 40 plays during his short life, the most well known of which includes Amongst Barbarians, for which he won the 1989 Mobil prize for playwriting.
Playwrights: Michael Wall
Directed by: Sean Lippett-Fall
Production Date: July 2007
Staged: The Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill
BHTC Production Number: 247
Malaysian Girl 1
Malaysian Girl 2
Elizabeth Batten, John Arnold & Dean Bridger
Elizabeth Batten & Alison Fowler
Dean Bridger, Alison Arnold,
Jeanette Seymour & Tony Jefford
Asst. Director & Production Coordinator
Technical Sound & Light
Hair & Cast Refreshment
Front of House & Box Office Manager