The launching of 'n Tyd om lief te has another highlight of the year. It has been translated into English by Clive Rodel - to be staged as There is a Season at the Foxwood Theatre soon.
Reviewed by Paul Spence, who writes:
'Four actors; four faces etched into another time, a far different place:
An old man yearns for the truth to be told
A young girl yearns for the city of gold
Her brother yearns for first love
Their mother lives with humiliation and bitterness
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A lamp is lit and we are plunged into another world; the aftermath of the Boer War, over a hundred years ago.
The writing is marvellously emotive and evocative, the direction is perfectly judged and the acting is of the highest quality.
This is a time for loving the powerful act of theatre.'
Marie Human gives an astounding portrayal of Magdalena Marais (right). She plays two roles with skilful definition.
Marie Human (photo right) also directs historical documentaries for broadcast and is a publisher and researcher.
David Louw (bottom) plays two leads: Andries, Anna's brother, and the young Dr Josef Hofmeyr.
Better known as a TV soap star, David has also won accolades for his stage work. Playing the lead in Samoerai, his work won rave reviews.
Willem van der Walt coaxes one along with the beautiful sounds of his violin, adding an indescribably emotive atmosphere to the play.
Cindy Swanepoel is also a new member of the cast adding her unique skills to the piece.