Date: 18-19 August 2017
Venue: Loft Theatre
Ticket price: R80.00
Time: 19h30 (18 Aug), 14h00 & 19h30 (19 Aug)


Scorched is an epic yet intimate family drama by acclaimed Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad. The play follows twins Janine and Simon Marwan on a riveting journey to the heart of their mother’s war-torn Middle-Eastern homeland in pursuit of their tangled roots and a long-lost sibling. In this land, where civil war, massacre and revenge constitute a way of life, the twins uncover shocking secrets about their mother’s history, about themselves and their origins.

The production is directed by Jade Bowers, with lighting design by Oliver Hauser, design by Nadine Minaar and music composition by Matthew MacFarlane. The all-star cast features Cherae Halley (Janine), Jaques De Silva (Simon), Mpho Osei-Tutu (Nihad), Bronwyn van Graan (Antoine), Ameera Patel (Sawda), Gopala Davies (Alphonse) and Ilse Klink (Narwal).

This production was made possible with support from the National Arts Festival, Standard Bank and the University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture.

Scorched schools performances are on at 10h00 on 16, 17, 18 August. Schools performances, at R30 per learner, can be booked by calling (031) 369 9407. Public performances take place at 19h30 on 18 August, 14h30 and 19h30 on 19 August. Tickets for these performances are available via Computicket or Shoprite Checkers at R80 each. There is an age restriction of PG13