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The Promise

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The Booker Prize-winning novel The Promise written by Damon Galgut, has been adapted for the stage adaptation by the author and Sylvaine Strike, and received rave reviews from sell out shows during its run in Cape Town.

Featuring a star-studded South African cast and creative team, the production is directed by internationally acclaimed, multiple award-winning director Sylvaine Strike.

The Swart family - a typical bunch of white South Africans living on a small farm outside Pretoria - promised to give a small piece of land with a tiny house on it to Salome, the Sotho woman who has worked for them her whole life. A worthless property, but still, they will not give it up.

Are they cursed, or just unlucky? One by one, members of the family die, while everything around them changes and they try to stay the same. Only two siblings are eventually left, facing each other over a great divide.

The stellar cast line-up is: Rob van Vuuren (Curse of the Starving Class, Endgame) as Anton Swart; Kate Normington (Tali’s Baby Diaries, Storm in a B-Cup) as Rachel Swart; Frank Opperman (Ouboet and Wors, Toutjies en Ferreira) as Manie Swart; Chuma Sopotela (Standard Bank Young Artist, Karoo Moose) as Salome; Cintaine Schutte (Die Seemeeu, Fynskrif, Tien Duisend Ton) as Tannie Marina; Jenny Stead (The Glass Menagerie, Elesin Oba) as Astrid Swart; Albert Pretorius (Die Seemeeu, Nêrens, Noord-Kaap, Tien Duisend Ton) as Dominee Simmers; Sanda Shandu (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Unlikely Secret Agent) as Lukas and Jane de Wet (Spoorloos, The Watch) as Amor Swart.

Date: 18 October to 5 November

Time: Tues - Sat 7pm | Sun 3pm

Price: R120- R300

Venue address: 136 Lilian Ngoyi St,Newtown, Johannesburg

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Wheelchair accessibility: Yes


Tel: +27 11 832 1641





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