Theatre Archive

Quickies: Warona

This is why we love the fringe. Singing to give you goosebumps, enviable ensemble connectivity, and puppets in the style of Handspring. Well, that’s because the Ukwanda Puppets and Designs Collective was founded by several former members of the Handspring Puppet Company. To whoever sculpted the dog puppets in Warona, we thank you. Yes, there

Still: Floating rather than diving

The patriarchy has reassembled itself after the onslaught of #MeToo, but its barricade has been pushed back and its corner of the world is a little smaller. Another push is needed, and another, and another, until the barricades are dismantled and the protection of gendered power is consigned to history, along with racism, xenophobia, religious

G7: Okwe-Bokhwe: Red wound in the rainbow

Mandla Mbothwe’s directing of  G7: Okwe-Bokhwe opens a deep wound. That wound returns us to the storms veiled by the rainbow continuously forced down our South African throats under the rhetoric of ‘let bygones be bygones’. But, left unresolved, these bygones do not just fly on into the sunset. They fester painfully, deep under the

Unfathomable: Exquisite consolation

Love, consideration, playfulness, inventiveness, care, and an honesty that is breathtaking in its vulnerability. These qualities radiate from Unfathomable, combining to create an exquisite work of theatre. It is intriguing from the moment we walk into the venue. Alex Halligey stands arranging and rearranging notes on a suspended perspex surface. She is surrounded by glass

Samson: Trying to bring the house down

You can’t study English literature and not have read the Bible, stated Dr Wendy Jacobson a long time ago during an undergrad tutorial. It was a revelation. All those childhood years of unwillingly reading the Testaments at Sunday school and Friday night Bible study – Friday night, for god’s sake – could now be considered