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Thursday, September 7, 2023



My Fellow South Africans, a satirical call to action in the 2024 elections, comes to Durban and environs.

“My Fellow South Africans does exactly what it promises to do: it gives audiences an entertaining satirical take on contemporary South Africa and does so by merging wit and commentary in a provokingly entertaining manner.” – Barbara Loots, Theatre Scene Cape Town

“So clever and entertaining as well as educational, funny, profound, real. Best hour spent in an intimate setting.  Not to be missed. - Laurence Esteve, co-director of the Zip Zap Circus


After wowing audiences in Cape Town, Hermanus, Gqeberha and Johannesburg and eliciting critical praise both for the performance and content, My Fellow South Africans, by renowned playwright, Mike van Graan, will tour Durban and environs for two weeks from September 12 to 22. Featuring a relatively new talent in Kim Blanche Adonis, this one-person multi-sketch revue follows in the tradition of previous award-winning works such as Bafana Republic, Pay Back the Curry and State Fracture. 

The only public performance in Durban will take place at Alliance Française on Wednesday September 13 at 19h00 (doors and café open from 18h00). Tickets may be booked through Quicket.

(Right: Mike van Graan)

As part of his year-long Artist-in-Residency programme at the University of Johannesburg, playwright Van Graan put together My Fellow South Africans which includes older, adapted and new sketches, some of which were performed by Daniel Richards and directed by Rob van Vuuren in previous iterations. 

“An oft-repeated response from audience members is that every South African should see this work, and we certainly plan to tour this piece at least till the elections next year to provoke discussion and hopefully inspire people to get out and vote to change the trajectory of our country,” said Van Graan.

The play has toured to traditional theatre venues as well as hotel function rooms, NGO settings, schools, retirement villages and even people’s homes.

The multi-talented Kim Blanche Adonis has earned huge praise for her performance combining comedy, singing, poetry and multi-caricature drama through 60 minutes of high energy and focus.

My Fellow South Africans has resonated with audiences across the board, touching on nerves with which many in our country can identify. Academics and NGO leaders, teachers and corporate CEOs, students and retirees - all have praised the work as tapping into our current anxieties and frustrations while allowing us a moment of catharsis and hope.

Here’s what some have said about My Fellow South Africans

Political satire at its best.  Brilliant script and exceptional acting that sharply capture the nuances of our society.  Evokes laughter, sadness and hope. - Mansoor Jaffer, Cape Cultural Collective

It is such a cleverly constructed play, with a brilliant performance by Kim Blanche Adonis.…It is the kind of play that should be performed to young people throughout the country and…followed by a discussion of the issues raised. - Ryland Fisher, former editor of the Cape Times

My Fellow South Africans…just go and see this laugh-cry production by which you cannot be unmoved. - Nancy Richards, former host of a women’s programme on SAfm


Extracts from some of the reviews are:

My Fellow South Africans is bracing satirical sketch comedy, performed by Kim Blanche Adonis with great skill…Adonis…is funny and fabulous and there are moments of laugh-out-loud laughter and we need that. – Robyn Cohen, Cape Robyn

…this revue will spark conversation, discussion and debate, all of which are necessary in the year leading up to having our thumbnails stamped as we ink an ‘X’ onto a ballot. – Jamie Uranovsky,


The revue will be performed in private homes in Durban and surrounds, at the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg on Friday September 15 (15h00 and 19h30) and Saturday September 16 (16h00 and 19h30 – book through Webtickets), as well as NGOs and schools.

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