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TIEN DUISEND TON will premiere at the Market Theatre for a limited season!

A flagship production at the 2019 SU Woordfees, the multi-award winning production of TIEN DUISEND TON is coming to the Market Theatre from 19 January – 5 February 2023. 

The Market Theatre is constantly looking for ways to push the envelope, and challenges itself to be brave as a production house by searching for new and exciting content to present a stimulating programme. The Theatre made a bold commitment three years ago when it pledged to become the home of Afrikaans theatre in Johannesburg.

The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about having a child. Written by the incredible Duncan MacMillan (People Places & Things, Every Brilliant Thing), TIEN DUISEND TON is a smart, funny and moving drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship, as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.

Translated into Afrikaans and directed by Nico Scheepers, TIEN DUISEND TON brings together two of South Africa’s foremost talents in Albert Pretorius and Cintaine Schutte, who star as a couple seriously considering  procreation in the face of imminent extinction.

Winner Best Actress and Best Debut Production at the SU Woordfees 2019, and nominated for 5 kykNET Fiësta Awards, TIEN DUISEND TON is an incredibly moving, funny and fast-paced production coming to the Market Theatre.

Presented by the Market Theatre and SU Woordfees, in association with Carel Nel, TIEN DUISEND TON runs at the Market Theatre from 20 January to 5 February 2023.

Catch TIED DUISEND TON a dazzling and beautifully crafted love story that not only intensely personal but also poignantly universal – it never misses a beat!

Age recommendation 16 years


Writer                                                 Duncan Macmillian

Translated and Directed by     Nico Scheepers

Producer                                             Carel Nel

Set, Costume and Lighting  Designer  Nico Scheepers

Stage Manager                              Ali Madiga

Stage Manage r Intern             Irvin Taylor                                                                      


Albert Pretorius as Man

Cintaine Schutte as Vrou

Season:                                                                                  Thursday 19 January – Sunday 5 February 2023   

Venue:                                                                                     The Mannie Manim    

Performance times:                                                        Tuesday – Saturday @19h00 and Sunday @15h00

Ticket prices:                                                                      Tuesday – Thursday R90

Friday – Saturday R150

Sunday – R130

To make block bookings and discounts please contact Anthony Ezeoke 011 832 1641ext 203/ 083 246 4950 or Bandile Luvalo 078 4344 860

For further information, interviews and images, contact:

Lusanda Zokufa 072 367 7867 or and Desmond Mathebula 062 329 4741 or