Theatre / City Hall

Eight women sit in prison, and are forced to confront their demons.


Within the guarded prison walls these women shine a light on teenage pregnancy, infedelity, coercion, sexual assualt, homophobia, and gangsterism.


This piece begins as apolitical narrative and continues as a call for empowerment and protection of women. The spine chilling stories are delivered with ease accompanied by a cappella songs, discerning use of sound, and a strong all female cast. The narratives will resonate with you well beyond stage.




Production Credits



Writer and Director: Palesa Mphafi

Mentor Director: Kholofelo “Bra-Skroef” Kola

Acting Coach: Tshepo Gaborone

Production Manager: Phemelo Sediti

Stage Manager: Tshepo Molotsi

Assistant Stage Manager: Thuto Mothei

Set and Costume: Charles Ikaneng

Sound Engineer: Langa klaas

Lighting Designer: Thabo Motlhabi

Marketing and Publicity: Abueng Boikanyo



Gretchen Klaasen

Ontlametse Semmo

Lungile Phungula

Zinzi Ka Danti

Destiny Cloete

Kgomotso Moeti

Kgaogelo Jantjies

Gina Sechogela

About the Artists


A rising stage and screen actor, voice artist, writer, director and producer, Mosela Vivian Mphafi known as Palesa Mphafi was born in Ikhutseng Warrenton, Northern Cape and raised between Warrenton, Barkley West and Johannesburg. She was nominated as Best Newcoomer at the annual Northern Cape Awards.



KHOLOFELO “BRA-SKROEF” KOLA  is a veteran South African theatre practioner, mostly in television drama productions. He is best known for his contribution to development of new productions and introduction of new talent in theatre. A Talent developer, concept creator, director, composer choreographer and a natural performer.

  • Venue: City Hall
  • Location: Grahamstown City Hall
  • Ticket price: ZAR 100.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Ages: 12+
    • Strong Language
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