The Last Trek

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The Last Trek conceived by Clare Stopford and workshopped by the company. A tale set in the first half of the 21st century in the last months of a many year war in South Africa which has impoverished the land and its people. This is the story of individuals who have opted out of the battle, who decide to take destiny in their own hands and move from the poverty of city life to a new beginning on the land; it is a metaphor for the rebirth of a nation.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1989: Directed by Clare Stopford assisted by Jennie Reznek, starring Louise Saint-Claire, Charlotte Butler, Pippa Dyer, Irene Stephanou, Vanessa Cooke, Janice Shapiro, Nandi Nyembe, Melinda Ferguson and Terry Norton at Upstairs at the Market April 1989. Set by Neil McCarthy.


Ruphin Coudyzer. 2023. Annotated list of his photographs of Market Theatre productions. (Provided by Coudyzer)

The Star 21 April 1989.

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