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Stage exposes his darker side

22 Apr 2016 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: I SEE YOU

Market Theatre Review

Celebrating two anniversaries — The Market’s 40th and the London Royal Court Theatre’s 60th — Mongiwekhaya’s /See You, starring Desmond Dube, opens this week. Diane de Beer spoke to the actor — about his role. ‘M ALIVE,” was Desmond Dube’s response when his wife checked in by phone to hear how the London rehearsals were going for the Royal Court’s I See You. Knowing how happy her man was to be on stage and hearing the enthusiasm, she knew “that’s the man I married”. Stage is Dube’s first love. It’s his passion and wh...

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Brink is bejaard en in ‘n rolstoel en hy kyk terug oor sy lewe terwyl hy sy (laaste) toespraak skry

22 Apr 2016 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Plant Vir My ‘N Boom Andre

Plant vir my ‘n boom, Andre, Deborah Steinmair se debuuttoneelstuk, begin vanaand in die Markteater. In die stuk, waarvan die regie deur Jan Groenewald gedoen is, kry die gehoor ‘n blik op die lewe van die skrywer Andre P. Brink en sy veelbesproke verhouding met die digter Ingrid Jonker. Brink is bejaard en in ‘n rolstoel en hy kyk terug oor sy lewe terwyl hy sy (laaste) toespraak skryf. Jonker figureer telkens in die terugblik op ‘n verhouding, verlange en obsessie. Erik Holm en Tinarie van Wyk Loots is die akteurs. Uit die spelers se gesprek blyk die verskille tussen ...

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A tale of eternal love

22 Apr 2016 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: Plant Vir My ‘N Boom Andre

Tinarie van Wyk Loots spoke to Diane de Beer about her latest role, being an actor and working with the love of her life T’S like a gentle happening,” says Tinarie van Wyk Loots, the Afrikaans-speaking actress from the Cape who stars with her partner Erik Holm in Plant vir my ‘n Boom Andre. What she says makes perfect sense. It’s the debut play by writer Deborah Steinmair who reacted to the release of a book translated from Afrikaans as Flame in the Snow. The book examines the relationship between two writers Andre P Brink (who died last year) and poet Ingrid Jonker who...

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I See You is copiously challenging, intelligent and important.

16 Mar 2016 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: I SEE YOU

What’s it all about? On his Royal Court debut, writer Mongiwekhaya takes a step back and takes stock, pitting the shockwaves of contemporary South Africa’s past against the glowing promise of its future. At one end of the ideology spectrum you have freedom fighter-turned-police officer Buthelezi, a wearied and troubled middle-aged man witnessing the collapse of his marriage from the sheer weight of the trauma he suffered during the apartheid epoch. At the other: young law student Ben, a middle-class liberal belonging to a generation seemingly ignorant of the grisly history his Johannesburg...

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I See You Crackles with tension

16 Mar 2016 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: I SEE YOU

Noma Dumezweni’s directorial debut brings modern South Africa’s psychological apartheid strongly into focus, finds Claire Allfree Noma Dumezweni’s career has had some eye-catching moments recently: she stepped in at the last minute for Kim Cattrall in the Royal Court play Linda, to rapturous acclaim, and has been cast as Hermione in the forthcoming Harry Potter show. And now she makes her directorial debut in this new piece by South African playwright Mongiwekhaya, in which a violent encounter one night in Johannesburg between Ben, a young black law student, and Buthelezi, a former ...

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A stormy addition, I See You recollects one night in Johannesburg

16 Mar 2016 in Uncategorised
Related Shows: I SEE YOU

See You is The Royal Court’s latest offering from their international playwright development, which has produced a number of fierce works over the last few years. A stormy addition, I See You recollects one night in Johannesburg, a city that twists and turns with contradictions of a post-apartheid South Africa. Ben, a young law student, meets party girl Skinn on a night out, but Officer Buthelezi and his colleague Masinga soon interrupt their hunt for revelry. The night takes a dramatic turn when highly-strung Buthelezi, an ex-freedom fighter, decides to teach Ben a lesson and Skinn is proje...

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