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suddenly the storm - 2020


Launched initially to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the Soweto Uprising, Suddenly The Storm had its World Premiere at the Barney Simon at Jozi’s’s Market Theatre on the 7th June 2016. A season at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town as well as Durban’s Playhouse followed, where the play continued running to capacity audiences and nightly standing ovations.


The play walked away with three Naledi Awards; Best New South African Script (Paul Slabolepszy), Best Theatre Set Design (Greg, King) and Best Lighting Design (Wesley France) as well as a Fleur Du Cap Award in Cape Town for Greg King’s Set Design.

Suddenly The Storm has been described as one of the most powerful South African plays since the birth of Democracy.


Set in contemporary South Africa, the play poses the question of whether the wounds of the past can ever really be healed.


Cast:  Paul Slabolepszy, Renate Stuurman & Charmaine Weir-Smith

Written by: Paul Slabolepszy
Director:  Bobby Heaney

Set Design: Greg King

Lighting Design:  Wesley France

Produced by - VR Theatrical

The Pieter Toerien Montecasino Theatre - Johannesburg

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