PEN South Africa, Penguin Random House South Africa, The Fugard Theatre and the Mandela Rhodes Foundation present the South African launch of The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, edited by Sahm Venter. Join the centenary celebrations of Nelson Mandela’s birth at this release of the correspondence of the world’s most famous imprisoned writer. Featuring a reception, a panel discussion with Prof. Njabulo Ndebele and Justice Albie Sachs, and readings from acclaimed actors Buhle Ngaba and Koleka Putuma.
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After a sold-out season at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Studio, the newest Pieter-Dirk Uys show will be presented at the Fugard Theatre in August.
Sometimes politics repeats itself, not only taking history and turning it into farce, but taking farce and turning into the fake news which is now called entertainment. Pieter-Dirk Uys is sorting out 40 years of distress, disguise and disgust: from apartheid to tripartite, from amandla to Nkandla. Wigs, glasses, wagging fingers, toyi-toyis, red berets, trump cards of madness, icons and aikonas. From Bezuidenhouts, Raubenheimers and Ramaphosas to Altzheimers.
At a time when a casual greeting or embrace can be seen as racist or harassment, the advice is simple: when in doubt say darling. If you can't remember their names, just say darling. If you get lost along the road to somewhere, simply ask for Darling. He did it, and now Pieter-Dirk Uys also lives in Darling.
Join him and many darlings in this minefield of hashtags and hatespeech, on an exciting walk to the edge of the next cliff, when the end of the world seems nigh. It used to be called a sunset but here's a secret: the sun will also rise tomorrow, darling.
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and based on the 1998 Oscar winning film of the same title.
Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is until he finds his muse - Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will's greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.