My recent theatre trips have included A Lesson from Aloes, A Hundred Words for Snow and Strike Up the Band. Here’s a round-up of my on-the-night reactions to each.
Athol Fugard’s 1978 South African classic A Lesson From Aloes – so controversial during Apartheid that it was nearly banned – is revived for the first time since its UK premiere at the National Theatre. And the critics are raving about Janet Suzman’s production, now running at the Finborough Theatre until 23 March 2019. We’ve rounded up selected review highlights below. Time to get booking!
Athol Fugard’s blistering drama, A Lesson From Aloes, which proved so contentious that it was almost banned in the 1970s, has been revived to coincide with the 25th anniversary year of the first free and democratic elections in South Africa.
Once A Lesson From Aloes finds its momentum, it keeps moving towards an ending that significantly fractures what remains of the main characters’ lives. Celebrated director Janet Suzman uses the small space well, especially with the further constraints provided by the set.
Tonight’s the night! London’s first-ever revival of Athol Fugard’s 1978 Apartheid-era, South African classic A Lesson From Aloes officially opens tonight at the Finborough Theatre, where it’s running until 23 March 2019. Here’s a first look at Janet Suzman’s production. Time to get booking!
Why do we go to the theatre? Why isn’t South African master Athol Fugard seen more often here? How do you get an actor who can do a convincing Afrikaaner accent? We caught up with multi-award-winning actor turned director Janet Suzman about A Lesson From Aloes, revived for the first time in London next week at the Finborough Theatre. Time to get booking!
Janet Suzman won an Evening Standard Best Actress award in 1973 for South African master Athol Fugard’s Hello & Goodbye. Now she directs the first-ever London revival of his 1978 apartheid classic A Lesson From Aloes. Watch our rehearsal room interviews with her and the cast. Time to get booking!
Janet Suzman’s first-ever London revival of Athol Fugard’s 1978 Apartheid-era, South African classic A Lesson From Aloes comes to the Finborough Theatre next week. Sneak a peek inside rehearsals. Time to get booking!
The Finborough Theatre presents the first London production in 35 years of Athol Fugard’s Apartheid-era, South African classic A Lesson From Aloes in the new year, with Janet Suzman directing a cast including South African stage and screen star Dawid Minnaar. Time to get booking!