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A tale of eternal love

22 Apr 2016 in Uncategorised
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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
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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
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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
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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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Mongiwekhaya: ‘The hardest thing is being brave enough to tell different kinds of stories’

15 Mar 2016 in Uncategorised
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The playwright tells us about growing up in South Africa and his debut play Ben Hewis • London, Off-West End • 1 Mar 2016 1 / 10 Bayo Gbadamosi (Ben) and Jordan Baker (Skinn) © Johan Persson Click for fullscreen Tell us a bit about your upbringing? My upbringing was fairly eclectic. I was born in South Africa and my family moved me to America when I was three. I grew up there for eleven years and returned [to South Africa] with my family in 1995 and I’ve been living in South Africa since then. I got into the art profession despite my parent’s best intentions - they̵...

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A taste of home in London

15 Mar 2016 in Uncategorised
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I See You is a South African play showing at the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London. By Marianne Gray -  March 3, 2016 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Image Credits: The Royal Court Theatre This smart and often very funny play about life in post-apartheid Johannesburg is provocative, radical, ambitious and hugely absorbing as it pours out in English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa. It doesn’t really matter whether you speak all or any of them because playwright, South African-born, Mongiwekhaya’s writing is sharp and Swazi-born actress, Noma Dumezweni’s, direction is fea...

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