The award-winning production of Tony Jackman’s ‘An Audience With Miss Hobhouse’ will be showcased at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre in Strand Street for one week only from Monday to Saturday, February 3 to 8.
The production, which won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2013 and which also garnered Lynita Crofford a Fleur du Cap Theatre Award nomination in the same year, is a one-hander which sees Crofford stepping into the shoes of Emily Hobhouse and a Boer woman, Tant’ Alie.
Hobhouse achieved fame in South Africa and stirred the ire of her own British people by bringing to their attention the dire conditions in which the British were treating Boer prisoners of war – mainly women and children – in concentration camps in South Africa during the Boer War of 1899-1902.
The production is directed by Christopher Weare, who was honoured with a Fleur du Cap Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 for his contributions to theatre in Cape Town over his decades long career.
* Performances are at 7pm nightly, and tickets are R100.
Book online at shows.alexanderbar.co.za. Tickets can also be booked in person at the bar anytime during regular opening hours (Mondays to Saturdays, 11am to 1am). For telephone bookings and for more information, call 021.300.1652.
The Alexander Upstairs Theatre is situated on 76 Strand Street (Corner Loop), Cape Town.