THE TRAVELLERS

A family of travelling players, a miniature stage in an abandoned, apocalyptic world. A mother keeps the truth from her twins, telling tales of unicycles and feather dusters.


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Ensemble

Directed by: Sylvaine Strike assisted by Brian Webber
Devised by: The Company
Performers: Toni Morkel, Shelley Meskin, Daniel Buckland
Set: Chen Nakar

Awards and Nominations:

 
Naledi Award:  
Best Actress in a Comedy: Toni Morkel (Nomination)
Best Ensemble winner  
Best Cutting Edge Winner  
   
Fleur du Cap Theatre Award:  
Best Costume Design: Sylvaine Strike and Brian Webber Winner (Nomination)

Reviews:

"one of the finest pieces of theatre I have seen" "most indelible impression once again"
Karyn Maughan, Cape Argus, January 2006 Peter Tromp, Cape Times, January 2006
   
"mastering the art of physical and emotional expression" "It is edgy, not inane, and touches taboos."
Adrienne Sichel, The Star, 21 July 2005 Dawn Kennedy, The Sunday Independent, 7 August 2005
"Beautiful visually...fine line between joy and sadness, innocence and guilt" " It was the success story of the Grahamstown Fringe."
Michael Coghlan, Adelaide Festival Fringe Review, 24 February 2006 Christina Kennedy, The Citizen, 27 July 2005

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Photographer:Trevor Creighton