Pre-fest at the Hex

PHOTO: supplied Actors (from left) Nandile Khumalo, Lihle Ngubo and Thembalihle Mncadi take part in ‘#SirensRock’.
PHOTO: supplied Actors (from left) Nandile Khumalo, Lihle Ngubo and Thembalihle Mncadi take part in ‘#SirensRock’.

THE Hexagon will be hosting previews of two shows on their way to the National Arts Festival #SirensRock and Sugar Sugar.

‘#SirensRock’

It has always been the way of the Sirens to lure in mariners with their hypnotic songs, and so has it been the fate of sailors to crash their ships on the surrounding rocks and drown for their folly. Except, no ships have come by for decades and following an internal productivity audit, The Sirens need to get their numbers up or face ex-termination.

Aglaope tries to stay positive while Peisinoe seems to have already given up when they discover Image Consultant Cassandra marooned on their shore. It seems the Gods are finally on their side as Cassandra pushes them into the 21st Century, and while Peisinoe eagerly embraces the change, Aglaope soon finds herself at odds with Cassandra and her new ways.

Written and directed by Masters student Erin Fourie, ‘#SirensRock’ is a whimsical and slightly musical journey into the then and now of the Greek Sirens.

‘Sugar Sugar’

‘Sugar Sugar’ is based on the true story of Thozamile Taki- the infamous Sugarcane Killer. Sentenced to thirteen life sentences, Taki was defined as a “jackal in a sheep’s skin” by the ruling judge. This drama, woven with song and dynamic imagery, tells the story of love and personal conflict and was written and directed by Londiwe Ngema. - Supplied.

‘#SirensRock’ and ‘Sugar Sugar’ Hexagon Studio Theatre Friday 1 July at 6pm and 7pm

Tickets: R40 per show, at the door only.

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