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In December 2000, Pumla Lolwana pulled her three children close to her body and stepped in front of a train on the railway tracks between Philippi and Nyanga on the Cape Flats, South Africa.
This true story demanded Athol Fugard’s attention and compelled him to write The Train Driver; a beautiful and haunting play of redemptive power.
The Train Driver received its UK premiere at Hampstead Theatre, London, in November 2010.
‘Brave, confrontational and tender . . . Essential theatre viewing.’ Sunday Times, South Africa
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