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(“Slaughter house”) by Willem Anker. A complex metatheatrical Afrikaans play about a playwright trying to write a play based on the life and works of iconic novelist Etienne le Roux (himself in the throes of writing his last – unfinished - novel), in which characters from his works confront the author with their demands for a “real” life.

Winner of the 2006 Sanlam Prize for Afrikaans Theatre. Published by Genugtig Publishers, 2007.

Performance history in South Africa

First produced by the Drama Department of the University of Stellenbosch, directed by Marthinus Basson, at Aardklop in 2006 starring Stian Bam, Gertjie Besselsen, Shalaine Schamrel, Philip Lotz, Clinton Brown, Hannes Spangenberg, Petrus du Preez, Johan Falck, Bea Theron.

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