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Tuesday, March 8, 2016


(Clare Mortimer & Ralph Lawson. Pic by Sithasolwazi Kentane - CuePix)

A Voice I Cannot Silence, one of four productions included in The Playhouse Company’s NEW STAGES season in May, has been nominated for a whopping eight Naledi awards!

Held annually in May, The Playhouse Company’s NEW STAGES season is a cutting-edge collection of dance and drama, and will this year feature four compelling works in an exciting assembly of some of South Africa’s latest and greatest theatrical productions, performers, directors, writers and choreographers.

Starring theatre giant Ralph Lawson as celebrated South African author, Alan Paton, A Voice I Cannot Silence is written by Lawson and Greg Homann, directed by Homann and also stars Clare Mortimer as Paton’s second wife, Anne, and Menzi Mkhwane as Sponono, a former Reformatory inmate. The production has been nominated for the following Naledi Awards:

Best Director of a Play -- Greg Homann.
Best Lead Performance in a Play (male) – Ralph Lawson.
Best Lead Performance in a Play (female) – Clare Mortimer.
Best Newcomer/Breakthrough – Menzi Mkhwane.
Best New South African Script
Best Set Design – Nadya Cohen.
Best Lighting Design – Michael Broderick.
Best Production of a Play – the Arts Trust of South Africa (ATSA).

A Voice I Cannot Silence previews in the Playhouse Loft Theatre on May 12, and has its official opening on May 13 at 19h00. Other public performances are on May 14 at 19h00 and May 15 at 15h00 (matinee). Tickets for the public performances are available at Computicket or at the Playhouse Box Office.

Schools performances take place at 10h00 from May 16 to 20 at R30 per learner. For discounted block bookings for the public performances, and for the schools performances, contact Dawn on 031 369 9407.