Setwork comes alive on stage at Artscape

2015-05-05 07:19
Nothing but the truth will be on stage at Artscape Theatre from tomorrow to next week. 



Nothing but the truth will be on stage at Artscape Theatre from tomorrow to next week. PHOTO: Supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The return of the English setwork play Nothing but the truth at Artscape will provide local Grade 12 pupils with an educational boost.

The play will be performed at Artscape from tomorrow to next week Wednesday.

The production is written by South Africa’s theatre icon John Kani whose work has been performed around the world.

Nothing but the Truth forms part of the Artscape educational youth development programme.

“The purpose of the educational programme is to assist Grade 12 pupils academically by presenting plays which are taught as literature on a theatre stage, therefore putting it in its intended setting,” says Marlene le Roux, director for Artscape audience development and education.

“We will also be introducing learners to theatre and drama production of a high quality, thereby building the audience of the future,” says Marlene.

The two-hour play will be presented as a full stage production that will also appeal to the general public.

The production features well-known TV personalities Chris Gxalaba, Zoliswa Kawe and Noxolo Bodlani.

Directed by Fatima Dike, Nothing but the truth is a three-cast production showing a thought-provoking story of our recent past, a historical education of Apartheid and the struggle for freedom of our people. The play is about a man coming to terms with the past by letting out every bit of resentment and hatred about the past he has been harbouring.

It is a direct play on how some experienced the TRC process as an excuse that allowed people who were guilty of crimes against humanity to go free without retribution.


For more information on the production and ticket bookings (at R40 per person), contact Artscape box office or dial-a-seat on 021 410 9867

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.