Down Adderley Street

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A two-hander play by Cape Town playwright Itumeleng Wa-Lehure (1993).


About poverty of circumstances and richness of spirit in the lives of two of Cape Town's teenage street kids. The reality of life on the streets where children sniff glue, sleep in dustbins and mug the more affluent.

Performance history in South Africa

A Community Theatre Project supported by Warner Lambert, Baxter Studio, July 1993 starring Denver Vraagom and Keith Wa-Lehulere, the author's younger brother.

Premièred at the Baxter Theatre (1993) and was staged in The Laager at the Market Theatre in 1995, directed by the playwright with Keith Wa-Lehure (as Kat) and Phumlani Runei (as Rooi).

Translations and adaptations


The Argus 29 June 1993; Baxter Theatre pamphlet, July-August 1993.

The Star 9 November 1995.

See: [Van Heerden (2008)][1] Go to ESAT Bibliography. p 154.

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