NEWS: Royal Court Theatre Announces The Fall Transfer

The three time award winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe show will transfer to the Royal Court Theatre from the 26th September. 

The cast of The Fall, pic by Oscar O'Ryan.jpg
The cast of The Fall (c) Oscar O’Ryan. 

Written by Ameera Conrad, Oarabile Ditsele, Kgomotso Khunoane, Tankiso Mamabolo, Thando Mangcu, Sizwesandile Mnisi, Sihle Mnqwazana and Cleo Raatus, The Fall will arrive in London following successful runs in South Africa and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

As colonialist and patriarchal icons are dismantled across the world, The Fall goes to the heart of how race, class, gender, power and history’s voices intersect.

The production was a response by seven drama students and activists of the movements at the time. It does not offer solutions – it merely documents their experiences.

Talking about the production Elyse Dodgson, International Director at the Royal Court Theatre said: ” The Fall is a story from the front line that resonates with any of us who have ever taken part in student revolt around the world and down the ages. We are very proud to bring The Fall to London as another link in the connection between the Royal Court and contemporary South African drama that began with Athol Fugard in the 1970s and was most recently celebrated in our co-productions of I See You by Mongiwekhaya in 2016. The rigour of its thinking and the energy of the extraordinary ensemble make The Fall an important story to see.”

The production is set to star Ameera Conrad, Oarabile Ditsele, Zandile Madliwa, Tankiso Mamabolo, Sizwesandile Mnisi, Sihle Mnqwazana and Cleo Raatus.

The Fall will play at the Royal Court Theatre from the 26th September until the 14th October. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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