UCT’s 2014 graduating class of Theatre Making students – otherwise known as The Papercut Collective – created UHM for the 2014 Grahamstown Arts Festival, facilitated by the UCT Drama Department and the Little Theatre. The play, which won the Best Student Writing Award, now returns for a new run at the Artscape Arena from 3 – 13 December 2014.
UHM is a madscape collision between history and the present, the unconscious and the real world, where the historical figures of Queen Victoria, Cecil John Rhodes, and Sol Plaatje do battle over the soul of a young black woman in contemporary South Africa. The piece explores the English language and its history of colonialism, which has left a string of problems in its wake. South Africa is still in a state of questioning limbo while we try to decipher the grey areas between race, language, and culture, and UHM is both a theatrical exploration of these issues, and a highly entertaining story.
Coceka – Sive Gubangxa
Tony – Alex McCarthy
Queen Victoria – Kathleen Stephens
Cecil John Rhodes – Callum Tilbury
Sol Plaatje – Jason Jacobs
The play, which won the Best Student Writing Award, now returns for a new run at the Artscape Arena from 3-13 December 2014.
Bookings can be made through Artscape Box Office, Computicket outlets and credit card telephone booking: Dial-a-Seat 021 421 7695 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Press release provided by Callum Tilbury.