Students present drama

At back, from left, are Cleo Raatus, Tankiso Mamabolo and Sizwesandile Mnisi. In the middle are Oarabile Ditsele, Sihle Mnqwazana and Thando Mangcu. In front is Ameera Conrad.

Seven recent UCT Drama graduates share their experiences during the #RhodesMustFall and subsequent student movements in a new production, The Fall, at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, from tomorrow, Thursday October 6 to Saturday October 29, at 7pm nightly with Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.

The Fall is a frank collaborative piece of workshop theatre devised by the cast, facilitated by Clare Stopford, and directed by Ameera Conrad and Thando Mangcu, two members of the ensemble.

The cast comprises Conrad (Don’t Shoot the Harbinger, People Beneath Our Feet); Oarabile Ditsele (Woza Albert,Identirrhaging); Tankiso Mamabolo (Nothing But the Truth, Fabulous Nothing); Mangcu (Don’t Shoot the Harbinger, The Shipment); Sizwesandile Mnisi (Woza Albert, Connection to Home); Sihle Mnqwazana (My Children! My Africa!, Identirrhaging) and Cleo Raatus (Black Dog/Inj’emnyama, District Six Kanala).

The production is based on the cast’s personal journeys as people of colour during the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall demonstrations in 2015, during their final year as students at the University of Cape Town. There is an age restriction of 16 years. Tickets cost R130 for shows Monday to Thursday and R150 from Friday to Saturday. There is a student special of R50 on presentation of valid student identity card. Book at Computicket or for corporate, block or school bookings, charities and fundraisers, contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962 or