Mooi Street Moves

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Mooi Street Moves is a play by Paul Slabolepszy (1992). A satirical play in which savvy urban black shepherds hapless white men lost in the new urban environment of post-apartheid South Africa**??

Staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1994.

The play won several awards, e.g. the Paper Boat Award for Best Production (Mayfest, Scotland, 1994).

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1992: First produced at the Grahamstown Festival as a one-act play in 1992.

1993: In 1993 a second, two act version was developed with the actors Martin le Maitre and Seputla Sebogodi for the Market Theatre. This version was published in Slabolepszy: Mooi Street and Other Moves (Witwatersrand University Press), 1994. Also published in Drama for a New South Africa by Indiana University Press.

1993: A Market Theatre and Foot/Paul production of Mooi Street Moves was staged in the Laager Theatre, 27 January - 27 February 1993, directed by the author, assisted by Lara Foot.

2002: Staged, in an updated version, at the Grahamstown Festival in 2002, directed by Mncedisi Shabangu, with Antony Coleman (Henry) and Peter Mashigo (Stix). In November/December 2002 the same production ( presented by the Collective Theatre Company) was staged in the Laager at the Market Theatre.


Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

Tucker, 1997.

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