Sheena Archive

Curl Up and Dye: lacks body

Set in the specific context of grey-area Joubert Park in the late 1980s, staging Curl Up and Dye now begs the question: what meaning for our present can be brought to audiences by the play today, and, given the racism of the characters, how does it relate to a dialogue around racial unity for our

The Little Prince: Place for play

Adults are so busy ‘adulting’ in their reasonable, abacus-driven world of doing things of ‘consequence’ that they belittle, dismiss and patronise the childhood world of creative play and artistic endeavor. The parental voice shouts: “Do your homework, Stephen, stop that scribbling!” And for a lonely child, the imagination becomes fertile ground in which to find

Undine: Ill conceived threesome

Presented in The Beethoven Room with its expectations of a concert, Undine is listed as Theatre; professing to be a ‘theatrical’ blend of concert,  and storytelling, with multi-media – which actually is just illustrative slides. The show is full of text, read indulgently by flautist Tatiana Thaele, occasionally underscored by interpretative piano responses from Yohan


Detritus for One: A physical performance piece about the ephemerality and memory of physical performance, Detritus for One, is tender, intelligently conceived,  masterfully executed,  emotionally moving and imaginatively engaging. Alan Parker references physical theatre pieces that ignited his imagination in the past, the remnants of which he recalls through physical sketches, use of props, and music.

About ability

In The Wings is not a lecturing, educational piece about physical disability preaching the need for inclusion through frustrating or brutal contexts of exclusion. It is about ability – the ability of members of a family to communicate and pave their way into their future. And it shows that disability is not only physical.