My Children!, My Africa!

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A play by Athol Fugard. * Full-length. Cast: mixed. The action takes place in a small Eastern Cape Karoo town in the autumn of 1984.

The original text

Published in London by Faber and Faber (1990) and in My Children! My Africa! and Selected Shorter Plays by Witwatersrand University Press (1990).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

The Market Theatre Company's production was presented at the Baxter Theatre in October 1989, directed by Athol Fugard assisted by Lesley Nott, starring John Kani (Mr M), Kathy-Jo Ross (Isabel Dyson), Rapulana Seiphemo (Thami Seiphemo) and children of Zolile High School. Lighting design by Mannie Manim, lighting design supervised and sound coordination by Patrick Curtis.

The first professional, unabridged production of the play in Bloemfontein was directed by Gerben Kamper for PACOFS at the Batho Community Hall from 3 to 13 March 1993.

Staged by PACOFS at the Sterrewag Teater in October 1996, directed by Gerben Kamper, with Nomsa Xaba, Maurice Carpede and Onida Cowan.


PACOFS pamphlet, 1993.

Theatre programme, 1989.

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