London Road

Drama • Running Time: 65 mins
Robyn Scott and Ntombi Makhutshi. Directed by Lara Bye. Written by Nicholas Spagnoletti. Design by Craig Leo. Original Score by Braam du Toit.
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The beautiful, poignant story of an unlikely friendship between two women, neighbours in a block of flats in Sea Point. Rosa is an elderly Jewish widow. Stella is a Nigerian immigrant cagey about the details of her import/export business. Their lives collide after an incident of violence, and gradually they discover much in common - families scattered around the world, old grudges, lost loves and a fiery verve for life. Funny and heartbreaking with powerful, detailed performances.

Winner of 3 Fleur du Caps, a Naledi, the Standard Bank Golden Ovation Award 2010 and the Olive Schreiner Prize for drama; Top-seller at the National Arts Festival three years in a row; and most recently Robyn Scott won the prestigious Stage Award for Best Actress at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

“…simply brilliant… radiates beauty and empathy.” Sunday Independent
“Memorable, mesmerising, magnificent” Citizen
“a treasure…. a warm, witty and wise drama” Business Day
“…feels like a little miracle.” The Next 48 Hours
“The humour is gentle, the drama and pathos understated … brought to life by two formidable stage talents …” Sunday Times;
“A beautifully written script performed magnificently by two very talented women and directed with such beautiful eloquence. This play raises the bar on new South African writing for theatre.” Ismail Mahomed, National Arts Festival Director
“…awash with lingering powerful images.” Cape Times
“Go to London Road. It’s worth the journey.” Cape Argus
“Die 36-jarige Scott in die rol van die bejaarde Rosa Kaplowitz is verbysterend… Makhutshi is pragtig en het ‘n sterk teenwoordigheid op die verhoog.” Die Burger
“…..Spagnoletti has both a good ear for dialogue and a camp sense of humour…This is indeed promising new work.” Mail and Guardian
“…… an absolute master class in movement and breath….”

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