August 07, 2013
The Mechanicals: Chekhov Season

The Mechanicals Repertory Company are back with 3 plays written by Anton Chekhov.  It is a great pleasure to be in their company again as I began my photography career with them almost exactly four years ago.

The Chekhov season began last night with a deconstructed, modernised and shortened Afrikaans version of  The Cherry Orchard: Die Kersieboord, directed by Sandra Temmingh. A play that despite being written over a century ago, draws many parallels with our lives in South Africa today.


“Bianca Flanders is mesemerising as the housemaid Dunuasha.” Daniel Derckson


Oscar Petersen (Joe Barber, Waiting for Godot) makes his debut as a Mechanical.




” Tinarie Van Wyk Loots perfectly captures the essence of a woman representing the pride of the old aristocracy, now fallen on hard times…”           read the review by  Daniel Derckson

Die Kersieboord runs 6 – 17 and  28 – 31 August Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm at The Intimate Theatre, Hiddingh Campus, Cape Town.

with Oscar Petersen, Tinarie Van Wyk Loots, Carel Nel, Wilhelm Van Der Walt, Nandi Horak, Roxanne Blaise, Sjaka September, Marvin-Lee Beukes, Bianca Flanders. Directed by Sandra Temmingh.

The Proposal (20:00) and The Bear (21:15) run Tuesday to Sunday 22 – 27 August and 1 – 12 September 2013.                                                                     with Gina Pauling, Adrian Collins and Matthew Roberts. Directed by Christopher Weare.

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