Heugh Road Blues

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Heugh Road Blues is a comedy devised by Phambili Ngcayisa (?-?), Patrick Majola (?-?), Luks Hlungula (?-?) and Gift Buqa (1959-2014).

The original text

The play is about a group of men who sit and wait on the corner of Heugh Road and Third Avenue in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, to be offered casual jobs by passing motorists. It uses comedy and some a cappella vocals to create social commentary.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2004: The play was presented by the Port Elizabeth Opera House in The Barn in August with the following cast: Phambili Ngcayisa, Patrick Majola, Luks Hlungula and Gift Buqa. It was presented as a double bill with Tom Ruiters.

2005: Performed at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg.

2007: Performed at the Market Annex in Johannesburg, as an entry in in the National Theatre Competition, coming second.

2008: Performed at the Port Elizabeth Opera House as part of the One Act Play Festival. Directed by Sharon Rother.


The Herald, 26 August 2004

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