A Voice I Cannot Silence


Date: 12-20 May 2016
Venue: Loft Theatre
Ticket Price:  R30.00, R100.00
Times:  10am, 3pm, 7pm


In A Voice I Cannot Silence, South African theatre giant Ralph Lawson plays celebrated South African author, Alan Paton in a play that movingly and empathetically examines the life of Paton through his own words, stories, poems and autobiographies.

Presented by The Playhouse Company, in association with The National Arts Festival and the South African State Theatre, this multi-nominated play explores weighty and often controversial issues such as Paton’s position within the Liberal Party, his years as Principal of the Diepkloof Reformatory, his belief in and struggle for human rights, and the complexities of his personal relationships.

A Voice I Cannot Silence is written by Lawson and Greg Homann, directed by Homann, co-produced by Sue Clarence and stars Lawson, Clare Mortimer as Paton’s second wife, Anne, and Menzi Mkhwane as Sponono, a former Reformatory inmate. Set design is by Nadya Cohen, ‘soundscape’ by Evan Roberts and lighting design by Michael Broderick.

Public performances: 12 May (preview @ R60 each); 13 May at 19h00 (opening night;) 14 May at 19h00; 15 May at 15h00 @ R100 each.
Please note: 16-20 May School Performances at 10h00 – ALL SOLD OUT!
Call Dawn on (031) 369 9407 for the schools performances or for discounted block bookings.