UK Arts International: Afrovibes Festival

And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses

Dates

15 - 16 October

Prices

£12 | Concessions: £10
Under 25s: Half Price

Discounts available when you buy tickets for more than one Afrovibes Festival event.


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Afrovibes: a festival of cutting edge theatre, dance and music giving visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the best of contemporary performance from southern Africa.

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And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses

And the Girls… is a light-hearted story of two characters, The Woman and The Lady, who meet during a long wait in a queue to buy cheap rice. The Woman, an uncomplicated domestic worker, has brought her chair with her; The Lady, a retired prostitute, who considers herself a sophisticated woman of the world, has brought her lunch. Thus the two become interdependent, in a kind of female ‘Waiting for Godot’, where the act of waiting becomes far more important than its expected result.

The women discover they have more in common than initially meets the eye. As they wait, they share their respective stories and heartbreaks, and resolve to stop waiting and seize control of their lives. Finely balanced dramatic and comic moments encourage us to consider how to respond to the human dilemmas facing us all.

And the Girls … was a hit at the 2009 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa. The roles of The Woman and The Lady are played by two of that country’s most acclaimed award-winning comedians.

Its director, Princess Mhlongo, has been named as the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Drama (2012)

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Show Times

And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses - Theatre 2

Monday 15 October 8pm
Tuesday 16 October 8pm

Reviews

'His [Zakes Mda] message is realised with clarity and vivacity by this classy and powerful production.'
exeuntmagazine.com ****

'In its own quietly comic fashion this raises [...] pertinent issues about bureaucratic corruption and gender equality. It is about many different kinds of liberation.' The Guardian ***

Cast & Team

Presented by the Market Theatre, Johannesburg

Adapted from the short story by Zakes Mda

Director:
Princess Mhlongo

Cast:
Hlengiwe Lushaba
Lesego Motsepe


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