African Gothic archiveA farm lies in ruin. And with mother and father now gone, a brother and sister face eviction by an officious lawyer. Abandoned, they endlessly enact the rituals of punishment once visited upon them by their parents. Widely regarded as a milestone in South African theatre, the multi-award winning play achieved overwhelming critical acclaim. However, Afrikaans conservatives fiercely condemned it as a subversive portrayal of life in post-apartheid South Africa.


Author: Reza de Wet
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Archive listings for African Gothic

Work type: Play.


Company Two Sheds Theatre. Director Roger Mortimer. Director Deborah Edgington. Design Nancy Surman. Costume Nancy Surman. Lighting Jack Weir. Sound Erin Witton. Performer Janna Fox (Sussie). Performer Oliver Gomm (Frikkie). Performer Lesley Ewen (Alina). Performer Adam Ewan (Grove).
23 Dec 15 to 23 Jan 16Park Theatre, Inner London :: V691990888
listing details L01540100789


Company Barebones Project. Director Naomi Wirthner.
2 Aug 11 to 13 Aug 11Arcola, Inner London :: V1422226940
listing details L803067844
16 May 11 to 20 May 11Iambic Arts Theatre, Brighton :: V01075260338
listing details L1956899694


Company Other Theatre Company. Performer Tom Robertson. Performer Kaisa Hammarlund.
1 May 07 to 20 May 07White Bear, Inner London :: V256
listing details L306081171

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