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Once Upon a Nation

This event is part of New Voices

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    Oct 24 2017
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Characters in this fairytale-esque production share the same Democracy but find themselves living worlds apart. Or do they really? A sneak peek into their lives, finds the various realities that we as common people deal with – just how unique are our different cultural climates, really? As these everyday realities are being paralleled with those of fictional characters that we know very well, it leaves us questioning the line between reality and fantasy: are we ignorant and delusional to the dangers of our reality? Do we just accept our given fate as part of the circle of life? Or will we decide to wake up and rebel against the fantasy written for us by those in power? The play uses skit-comedy, parody and story-telling devices to portray the various ways in which this nation, once destined for greatness, has lost the plot, and that many people`s lives have not REALLY changed more than 20 years into our Democracy.


24 October, 2017 / 7:30 pm
28 October, 2017 / 7:30 pm
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Underground Parking

The underground municipal car park linked to Artscape is open for public parking from 17:00 on weekdays and an hour before the starting time of shows on weekends. It closes at 24:00. The parking fee is R21 and R13 for pensioners.

Wheelchair Access

Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.


Disable Parking and Wheelchairs are available on site but should be pre-booked by contacting Artscape Dial-a-seat on 021 421 7695