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Saturday, March 7, 2020


The Theatre – St Anne’s Diocesan College in Hilton will present Escape to Mars (A Conversation on Earth) from March 16 to 19, 2020.

Starting from Samuel Beckett’s premise that it is the task of the artist to find a form that accommodates the mess - we embark on a journey through time and space. Earth is in rapid decline, ravaged by war and climate change – Mars has been identified as our last hope. If this is indeed true, where does that leave us, the human race? Who will go? Who will stay? What will remain of earth as we know it? Can we save ourselves or is it too late?

Devised with an ensemble cast of 16 senior girls, we explore these themes and many others in a fast-paced mockumentary drawing from modern day mainstream media.

The workshop process is scripted by Louise Buchler with artistic direction by Lynn Chemaly and technical design by Marcus Henning. It promises to be both relevant, thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining.

Escape to Mars (A Conversation on Earth) has performances at 19h30 from March 16 to 19 in The Theatre at St Anne’s Diocesan College.

All tickets R50, booking on