Henrietta with Love

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Henrietta with Love is a one-woman play by Peter Voges (1937-2019).

The original text

Set in Alicedale in Athlone round about about 1946, it deals with the lives of a community – Alicedale in Athlone – when their shell-shocked men returned from the war in Europe and North Africa, having received no counselling.

Written for Lee-Ann van Rooi and performed as her first leading role, it opened at ArtsCape in 2015, and was nominated for a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in 2016.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2015: Performed at the Artscape Arena in 2015, featuring Lee-Ann van Rooi as "Henrietta", directed by Sandra Temmingh.

2016: Performed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.



Cape Argus, 12 August 2015.

Karen Kotze. 2016. "Life’s stories on stage", False Bay Echo[1]

Leletu Gxuluwe. 2016. "First-time playwright nominated for award", Cape Argus, 6 July 2016[2]

Athina May. 2018. "Rising playwright Peter Voges, started when he was 79-years-old", Cape Argus, 27 August 2018[3]

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