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Monday, March 22, 2021


(Cara Roberts. Pic by Jacobus van Heerden)

The third production this coming weekend in OnStage@Altitude’s current season of one-off performances will be Flame In The Snow which can be seen on March 28, 2021.

Directed by Bryan Hiles and starring Cara Roberts and Mpilo Nzimande, the production debuted at this venue in November 2020.

In a telegram sent on April 29, 1963, Ingrid Jonker thanks Andre Brink for his letter and flowers. They had met a few days before. He was almost 28, she 30. This was the beginning of a correspondence between two writers that lasted up until three months before Jonker drowned herself at Three Anchor Bay.

Over half a century later, read and performed by Cara Roberts and Mpilo Nzimande, selected letters between Andre and Ingrid bring to light their passion, their heartache, and their ultimate devastation as this gripping love affair unfolds. 

(Mpilo Nzimande. Pic by Jacobus van Heerden)

Flame in the Snow is an intimate reading of a hidden love affair between two prolific writers in South African history.

There is one performance on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at 16h30. Doors open at 15h00. A cash bar is available – patrons are most welcome to bring their own picnic basket/snacks..

Performances will be limited to 50 audience members in line with Covid regulations, and the venue is sanitised before and after each performance. The show can also be booked for corporate events, with the same maximum seating capacity.

Onstage@Altitude is at 25 Silver Avenue, Greyville, and has ample safe street parking with security guards on duty.

All bookings through Quicket

Corporate events booked through Thomie on 064 476 9533

(See Ismail Mahomed’s review of the production at