The South Afreakins

Theatre (solo show, new writing)

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  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Gordon and Helene are stuck in South Africa and in their rut. One longs to get out and experience everything retirement has to offer while the other won't leave his milk tart. When they finally immigrate to New Zealand, the result is hilariously heartbreaking as they discover "home" is hard to find. The critically acclaimed sell-out solo show about leaving everything you know and starting over again. Written and performed by Robyn Paterson. 'A must see!' (TheSpyInTheStalls.com). 'Achingly poignant' (Stage). 'A tour de force performance' (One4Review.co.uk). Winner: Best Monologue at Edinburgh Fringe 2016.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift it is 14 steps into the space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Eden Longson 95 days ago

Wasn’t sure what to expect, but there was a lot of buzz, not to mention a lot of sold out shows... and when we got there, we found a smart, witty, amazingly well-acted and well-crafted show.

Only one actress, but two distinct and unique characters, who interact with great dialogue, often interacting with other implied characters: immersing you into a beautifully woven quilt including topics such as love, age, racism, nationalism, and technology.

I would thoroughly recommend this show to anyone.

Paul Bulger 99 days ago

My daughter chose this show. What a choice. I'm writing this review a week later and it still stays with me. A one woman show but with 2 stand out characters, funny, charming, sweet, emotional and just so well done. Amazing acting with so many great elements. Gutted we had to miss the other show that includes the whole family. Another time hopefully. Go and see


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Deadline News (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

The South Afreakins is a fun and unexpectedly heart-warming comedy which is truly made for an international audience.

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