A Woman in Waiting

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A one-woman play, conceived and written by Yaël Farber and Thembi Mtshali-Jones. A celebration of this country’s torn past and hopeful future, based on Mthsali-Jones's own life, and told through narrative, lullabies, chanting, haunting images and song.

Performance history

1999: Opened at the National Arts Festival, directed by Yaël Farber, with Thembi Mtshali-Jones. The play went on to play to great acclaim in South Africa and abroad, winning several notable awards which include the Scotsman Fringe First (2000 Edinburgh Festival), the BBC Gold Sony award in 2001 and the Best Actress recognition at the Carthage Festival in Tunisia. The production has been performed in South Africa, across the UK, Tunisia, Canada, the USA, Bermuda, Paris and Azerbaijan.

2013: Revived in the Golden Arrow Studio at the Baxter Theatre in 2013 (26 September to 12 October.)

Translations and adaptations


WCtheatre - Thembi Mtshali-Jones takes to Baxter stage - 25/09/2013 - Artslink.co.za News[1]

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