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PRESS: 'i want to write you a submarine' at ToneelHuis this November

Andi Colombo


i want to write you a submarine is a new play, written by and starring Andi Colombo.

What’s The Deal?

I want to write you a Taj Mahal, a book of sonnets. I want to write an ode to your sleeping face (not that I watch you sleep, that would be weird). I want to write you a telescope, 10 pairs of binoculars, a fishing rod, a flight ticket to find me. A forest, a field, a lavender landscape. A symphony, a streetlight, a Sunday.

I want to write you a submarine.

How many times can you be absolutely destroyed by love? Enough to write a play, apparently. (let’s be honest, a few plays.) Here’s one: i want to write you a submarine. A new work by award-winning playwright Andi Colombo, i want to write you a submarine is a theatre piece that combines poetry, song and storytelling in an intimate experience. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always honest, i want to write you a submarine explores the changing landscapes of love, loss, loneliness and online dating as a twenty-something in twenty-twenty-something.

Meet the Artist

Andi Colombo graduated from UCT’s Theatre Making course in 2017, and has since made notable works like PAN., AMES, Verloren (Silver Standard Bank Ovation Award winner at NAF 2020) and forgot/only. You might find Andi designing lights, making theatre, writing scripts and procrastinating.

The show will be staged at Kaapstad Toneelhuis (55 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town) a new creative studio, shared workspace and indie theatre founded by Lara Hattingh and Nardus Engelbrecht

18 November 18:30

19 November 15:30; 18:30

20 November 15:30

25 November 18:30

26 November 15:30; 18:30

27 November 15:30

R200 – General admission

R150 – Students

Tickets available online through Quicket.


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