1966. Young naïve Tom Adams arrives in recently independent Uganda to teach English at a Kampala boys high school where he almost immediately becomes embroiled in the local expatriate theatre scene with its often hilarious clashing egos and hot-house sexual shenanigans. At the same time his relationship with a charismatic African actor and his involvement with the beautiful daughter of a wealthy Asian businessman lead him into the turbulent and potentially life-threatening world of Uganda politics and brings him to the attention of the sinister Inspector Bitek of the government’s Special Branch. Eventually these on and off stage dramas come together in a life-changing climax of betrayal and personal compromise that is to resonate with Tom down the years.
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David Allen taught English in the UK and East Africa, lectured in Drama in Australia, ran a theatre company in Adelaide and worked for more than 20 years as a script writer & editor for stage, TV and radio. His many plays, including Cheapside and Upside Down at the Bottom of the World, have been produced locally and abroad. David is a winner of two Writers Guild AWGIES and the Victorian Premier’s award for Drama.