Gone Native: The Life and Times of Regina Brooks

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Gone Native: The Life and Times of Regina Brooks is a musical play written by Makhaola Ndebele, with music composed by Hugh Masekela.

The original play

A play based on the life of Regina Brooks, a white woman who - defying the apartheid laws - had been arrested for staying in Orlando‚ Soweto‚ with a black man‚ policeman Richard Kumalo. In 1955 she then asked to be re-classified as a coloured woman‚ which would enable her to live with her coloured child Thandi.

Performance history in South Africa

2017: Performed at the Soweto Theatre from 8 to 20 August. Directed by Makhaola Ndebele, with musical direction by Hugh Masekela and featuring Marietjie Bothma and Ayanda Nhlangothi.



Chrizelda Kekana. 2017. Hugh Masekela bounces back from surgery to direct new stage production. In : TimesLIVE 30 July 2017[1]

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