Wirework


A play about the unexpected relationship between Koos Malgas, a Cape Coloured shepherd and Helen Martins, a one-time actor and teacher, in the creation of the Owl House.
Wirework at Tristan Bates Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Tristan Bates Theatre
Started: Tuesday 3 July 2018
Closed: Saturday 7 July 2018
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 10+

Synopsis


A play about the unexpected relationship between Koos Malgas, a Cape Coloured shepherd and Helen Martins, a one-time actor and teacher, in the creation of the Owl House - an extraordinary environmental piece full of animated sculptures and pulsating light montages.


Set in the isolated landscape of the South African Karoo and inspired by images from pictures and postcards, their world becomes dominated by form and colour.


In her struggle to find the 'light', Helen looks towards Mecca as Koos faces the reality of apartheid prejudice and survival.


British premiere, first performed in South Africa, 2009.


Supported by Arts Council England.


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Theatre


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London WC2H 9NP

Box office tel: 020 7240 6283

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 3 July 2018

Closes:Saturday 7 July 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12

Cast


Helen - Elaine Wallace

Koos - Kurt Kansley


Creatives


Author: Daleen Kruger, transalated by Idil Sheard
Director: Leigh Toney
Set designer: Declan Randall
Production: Voice Business

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