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Ruth First: 117 Days

  • Ticket Cost

    R40 - R150
  • Start Date

    Jul 31 2018
  • Theatre

  • Duration

    1h 20min

After a sensational, sell-out debut at the National Arts Festival in 2016, this tour-de-force comes to Artscape for 8 performances only in celebration of Women’s Month.
Ruth First was a journalist, academic and political activist during the height of apartheid who was detained, persecuted, exiled and eventually assassinated for her activism and beliefs.
Ruth First:117 Days dramatises First’s harrowing, 1963 arrest and detention under the notorious 90-day clause. First became the first white woman to be arrested under this act.
What the Press Said:
“The staging is immaculate” – John Maytham CAPE TALK
“Will keep you on the edge of your seat” THE STAR: TONIGHT


31 July, 2018 / 9:30 pm
4 August, 2018 / 11:00 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