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A world premiere by Jess Sian


Southwark Playhouse

13th May-6th June 2015




I slip into Thandi’s bed in the night.
I crack her ribs and climb deep inside her chest
So I never have to leave.

Johannesburg. 2014. Summer.

Yolandi is listening to rap-rave music and helping her brother bust parts from her teacher’s car. Thandi is swotting for her exams and keeping well away from any distractions.

In the stifling heat, two teenagers collide. Downing Klipdrift brandy, they create an alliance away from everything else. But scars take time to heal and, as the thunder threatens to strike, the real world crashes in.


Direction. Chelsea Walker

Design. Holly Pigott

Lighting. Jamie Platt

Sound Design. Ella Wahlstrom

Movement. Diane Alison-Mitchell

Fight Director. Pamela Donald

Dialect Coach. Mary Howland

Cast – Adelayo Adedayo, Samantha Colley

Photo Credit : Richard Lakos

**** “Director Chelsea Walker keeps the whole thing moving, conjuring a sense of aridity, of blasted grass and sleepy, booze-laced and sunwashed afternoons.” The Stage
**** “Klippies is a well-crafted snapshot, a delicate look at burgeoning youth and the burden of history.” TimeOut
“A runaway smash. If this is not proof as to why we need to continue funding new talent, I don’t know what is” A Younger Theatre
“A vibrant, incisive 75 minutes… one finely packaged and impactful bit of theatre.” The Public Reviews
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