The South Afreakins: The Afreakin Family

Theatre (solo show, new writing)

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  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    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

Helene is excited to throw Gordon’s birthday party, but Gordon isn’t happy about turning 70. Rachel is excited to see her sister Kelly, but Kelly isn’t happy to see Rachel. Clive meanwhile, is just happy to be invited. When the family (and Clive) reunite, old tensions lead to emotions erupting more often than the extravagant chocolate lava birthday cake. From the creator of the acclaimed sell-out hit, The South Afreakins, this poignant comedic solo show explores growing up, growing old and finding happiness when letting go is so hard.

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • 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.

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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
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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Margaret Harrison 20 days ago

Without doubt one of the most fabulous shows we have ever seen. We were a group of 4 who saw the last performance of the show at the 2019 fringe after meeting Robyn giving leaflets out on the Roysl Mile and we were all completely blown away by it and are still talking about it 2 days later! Superbly written with witty observations of family dynamics which we can all identify with. Robyn’s performance was outstanding, alternating between sharp wit and movingly poignant. Her characterisation was wonderfully delivered and the skill in which she moved between the 4 different characters has to be seen to be believed. A fabulous hour which we didn’t want to end. Go and see this show. You will never see anything quite like it and will remember it long after it has ended.

Ann 25 days ago

Recommended this by a fellow visitor, and glad I went to see it . Just amazing to see one woman play 4 characters each with individual quirks, voices and mannerisms. Very funny, moving and clever. Good storyline on family issues

Sarah Rauchas 31 days ago

I went to this because of the South African connections, speculatively, with a visiting friend from SA. Wow! Virtuoso performance, and great script, touching many significant issues with insight, a light touch, and spot-on humour.

Highly recommended!!


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