An Audience with Miss Hobhouse

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An Audience with Miss Hobhouse is a one-woman play by Tony Jackman.

The original text

A play about Emily Hobhouse and the horrors of the British army's scorched earth policy and the concentration camps they introduced, in which now homeless Boer women and children were incarcerated and thousands died.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2013: First produced by Tony Jackman, directed by Christopher Weare and performed by Lynita Crofford. It played in Cape Town, at the National Arts Festival (where it won the Standard Bank Ovation Award for 2013), in Johan­nes­burg and at the Clover Aard­klop festival in Potchefstroom.

2014: Performed at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre Upstairs in Cape Town


An audience with Miss Hobhouse: a theatre programme for a one-act play performed by Lynita Crofford, directed by Christopher Weare, performed at the Schreiner Festival held in Cradock in 2012

Theatre programme for An audience with Miss Hobhouse, presented at the 2014 National Arts Festival, directed by Christopher Wear

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