Theatre / St Andrew's Hall

Text Me When You Arrive is a powerful, satirical and physical exploration of the plight of the everyday South African woman through the lens of a playful YouTube channel.

The three ladies explore how women navigate their way through the “rules” set by rape culture, patriarchy and social media in her daily life on her seemingly impossible mission to not get raped and killed in South Africa. 

The play puts to trial the social media trends around gender-based violence and questions the practicality of such hashtags and the ability of the digital space to exert tangible change in the scourge of gender-based violence in South Africa. Using physical theatre and satire, the one hour piece consistently engages its audience in order to create space for all of use to realise where and how we relate to the “rules” that “keep women safe”

Production Credits

Created and performed by Aaliyah Matintela, Sibahle Mangena and Thuli Nduvane. 

Directed by Sinenhlanhla Mgeyi 

Mentored by MoMo Matsuntyane

  • Venue: St Andrew's Hall
  • Location: St Andrew's College
  • Ticket price: ZAR 120.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 55 min
  • Ages: 16+
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