47pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016
A play set in a drought-affected village ruled by the Censor, an official who imposes a rule of silence on the inhabitants. Only the Little Drummer Girl can bring the town back to life, but at enormous personal cost.
Foreword by Ismail Mahomed. Includes a conversation between Dylan McGarry and Neil Coppen.
"So cohesive in artistic vision is this piece that it is decidedly difficult to parse out responsibility for its success." The New York Theatre Review
Playwright, director and designer Neil Coppen's plays include "Abnormal Loads", "Tree Boy", "Animal Farm" and NewFoundLand". He won the Standard Bank Young Artists Award for Drama in 2011. He lives between Durban and Johannesburg.