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Friday, September 27, 2019


(Neil Coppen)

Lalela uLwandle (listen to the many stories of the sea) is the new production from Empatheatre, a group of researcher-activist-theatre makers, which will tour to towns in KZN before having a formal theatre run in the UKZN’s Square Space Theatre from October 15 to 19, 2019.

In Lalela uLwandle,Empatheatre want to challenge the notion that the seabed is the new Terra Nullis - holding untold riches with no-one to claim it as their home. Empatheatre is led by Durban-based multiple award-winning playwright and director Neil Coppen, together with professional Durban-based actor and collaborator, Mpume Mtombeni, and researchers Dr Dylan McGarry, Kira Erwin, Taryn Pereira and others. Empatheatre has cast three respected Durban actors for the KZN run: Mpume Mtombeni, Alison Cassels and Rory Booth.

The Lalela uLwandle Empatheatre experience will be touring the KZN coast-line from as far north in Hluhluwe, down to Scottburgh in October. There will be public performances at the UKZN Square Space Theatre from October 15 to 19.

For more information and bookings, contact Tamlynn Fleetwood on 079 186 4423 or email: /

All performances are FREE of charge – but it is essential to RSVP to reserve your space.

Public are invited to sign this petition before the end of September to say NO to offshore drilling: