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The Market Theatre and De La Salle Holy Cross College present When They Go Low

Written by Natalie Mitchell

Co-directed by Devon Flemmer and Daniel Buckland


Social media goes into a frenzy over pictures of Sarah at a party on the weekend – no one knows quite what she got up to. When Miss Reef lectures the girls on taking more responsibility for their actions, Buhle becomes enraged that the boys who took the pictures of Sarah have nothing to answer for. She wages war on misogyny, but when she threatens the popular soccer captain Scott and his claim to the School Captain title, things get heated. A website appears, rating the girls on their appearance and shaming them for their actions, and Buhle stages a protest to bring attention to the lack of equality in the school. When They Go Low is a fast-paced, witty and relatable story tackling everyday feminism and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world.

When They Go Low is a play about young adults, performed by young adults, confronting contemporary socio-political issues with humour, depth and bravery. After a successful run at De La Salle Holy Cross College, the show has its professional premiere in the Mannie Manim at the Market Theatre during Youth Month, on the 10th and 11th June 2023.

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Saturday 10th June at 15h00 and 19h00

Sunday 11th June at 15h00


Mannie Manim Theatre, Market Theatre


Writer:                         Natalie Mitchell

Directors:   Devon Flemmer and Daniel Buckland

Costume designer:     Neka Da Costa

Set designer:              Chris Booyens

Lighting designer:       Barry Strydom

Cast:                           Thandiwe Witley, Angelina Hardwick, Senna Moreira, Liam Heaney, Kyle Makumbe, Julian Luiz, Daniel Wundram, Keila Becker, Mbalenhle Rose Malinga, Nonhle Mukomondo, Julia Leeming, Jacqui Lace, Julie Ann Hodgkinson, Lisa Hawthorne, Kwanda Nhlapo, Karen Kyandi, Dilara Yilmaz, Sophia Bullen, James Heaney

Presented by arrangement with DALRO