The Train Driver


The play revolves around the character of Roelf Visagie, a white train driver haunted by having killed a black woman and her baby who had stepped onto the tracks in front of his train. Roelf then travels through a South African shantytown in search of the identity of the mother and child he had unintentionally killed. It was first produced at the Fugard Theatre.


First performance
19 March 2010

Final performance
17 April 2010

Main Theatre

Original Cast

Sean Taylor
Roelf Visagie

Owen Sejake

Creative team

Written and directed by
Athol Fugard

Co-Directed by
Ross Devenish

Lighitng by
Mannie Manim

Set by
Saul Radomsky

Sound by
John Leonard

Stage Manager
Maria Steenkamp

Production photos