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4 to 13 Aug 2021

Young Vic

Klippies is a coming-of-age drama about an unlikely friendship and the intensity of first love. Set in the twentieth year of South Africa's democracy, two girls struggle to navigate their troubled past.
Klippies at the Young Vic

Image courtesy Young Vic

Show details


I slip into Thandi's bed in the night.

I crack her ribs and climb deep inside her chest

So I never have to leave.

Yolandi is the rebel, Thandi the school swot.

In the scorching heat of a Johannesburg summer, an unexpected bond is formed.

Two girls battle their way through unfamiliar feelings and the guilt of their country's legacy.

As they wait for the rains to come, their worlds come crashing together and we're asked - are we ever really free from the scars of the past?

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

Diyan Zora, Genesis Future Directors Award recipient, directs Jessica Siân's acclaimed debut play, Klippies.

The Genesis Future Directors Award program is made possible by the Genesis Foundation.

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Postal address:
66 The Cut
London SE1 8LZ

Box office tel: 020 7922 2922

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Location map for Young Vic


Previews from:Wednesday 4 August 2021

Closes:Friday 13 August 2021

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑45pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Wednesday - 2-45pm

Friday - 2-45pm

Running time: To be confirmed


To be advised

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Author: Jessica Siân
Director: Diyan Zora
Designer: Georgia Lowe
Lighting: Jess Bernberg
Sound: Tingying Dong


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