IKHAYALETHU was first produced in Durban under the title, COMING HOME. It was the first production of the Work-in-Progress Theatre Company and was presented at the Hermit Theatre in August 1982. The play was in two acts. The Detainees' Support Committee of Durban sponsored the first performance.
When the play was revived in 1987 and presented at the Laager, in the Market Theatre Complex in Johannesburg, it was cut down to one act and formed part of a double bill with NOBODY'S HERO. The Detainees ‘Parents' Support Committee of Johannesburg sponsored the opening performance. The 1987 version of the play makes reference to the elections in which the Progressive Federal Party lost its status as the official opposition in the white parliament.
The 1982 cast, Durban:
S'hlobo Madoda Ncayiyana
David Kane Etienne Essery
Sally Kane Pippa Dyer
The 1987 cast, Johannesburg:
S'hlobo Fana Mokoena
David Kane Tom Swart
Sally Kane Marthy Watson
The play was revised in September 2000 and edited in February 2008
The living room of the Kanes' home.