Two Sheds Theatre presents
“…a most fulfilling theatrical performance by drawing its audience entirely into its world.
★ ★ ★ ★ The Upcoming
“Performances are uniformly strong and well realised”
★ ★ ★ ★ Plays to See
“[African Gothic is] like a Stephen King novel on stage."
★ ★ ★ ★ LondonTheatre1
"It’s edge-of-your-seat stuff... Oliver Gomm is mesmerising, a tightly coiled spring... Janna Fox is unnerving... a tightly told and gripping drama that is expertly packaged into just 80 minutes"
★ ★ ★ ★ Stage Review
“Still water, deep ground, and underneath the Devil is turning around”
Afrikaner children’s rhyme
Frikkie and Sussie were born into a South African Eden, an idyllic farm with loving and responsible parents, a black nanny as their second mother, and a benevolent God in Heaven to keep them all safe and sound.
But that was decades ago.
Now their parents are long gone, the farm a desolate ruin, and God has clearly forgotten them.
Written during the Apartheid era, Reza de Wet’s astonishing play (originally "Diepe Grond" - Deep Ground) held up a mirror to the dark heart of Afrikaner society, forcing it to take a long and uncomfortable look at itself and the myths that sustained it.
From the production team behind Muswell Hill (Park Theatre, February-March 2015) and My Children! My Africa! (Trafalgar Studios, August 2015).
*** Please note that Friday 22 January performance of African Gothic is cancelled due to illness. Please contact the box office.