Please tell us what's going on, please!

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Please tell us what's going on, please! is a 2002 play by Hans Pienaar. Set in a newsroom a few months after the 1994 political transformation in South Africa, it takes a sharply critical look at the newspaper world and journalism.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2002: First staged in October 2002 at the Barney Simon Young Writers’ Festival, directed by Rose Preston, with Gift Leotlela (Vusi), Frantz Dobrowsky (Vaslav), Mike Huff (Charles), Esmeralda Bihl (Gay), Bianca Jane (Nell) and Justin Strydom (Tommy).


Beeld, 11 October 2002.

City Press, 13 October 2002.

The Citizen, 14 October 2002.

The Sowetan, 20 October 2002.

Photographs of the cast and other material held by NELM.

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