Battle Her Fears
Theatre / Glennie Hall

Battle her Fear is a theatre production that addresses issues of violence against woman, and children and mental illness.

A Township shack. Two lovers. A man, haunted by the shadow of a traumatic fire that will not stop raging in his head. A woman, led by blind faith in a child's capacity to glue the cracked pieces of a romance together. The child, innocent saviour of his parents' love and trigger to his father's demons, awakens the past and its horrors. The child's every cry makes the shack smaller and brings the past into the present. WHO WILL SURVIVE THE FIRE?

The story is performed by two actors accompanied by background music to enhance the mood of the story.  

Production Credits

Thomas Malebatso (Writer and Director)

Palesa Hlalele (Actor)

Lebohang Mphulanyane (Actor)

Lebohang Moropane (Stage Manager)

Jacky Moshane (Production Manager)






About the Artists



Thomas Malebatso was born and bred in the Free State province in Kutloanong Township. He is an award-winning theatremaker, writer, director and producer. He has professional experience as a performer, playwright, director, actor and a dancer. He holds a NQF level 4 in performing Arts with MDG Performing Arts Academy. He has dedicated years of his practice to develop and exploring new ways of theatre making, and performance style methods. He is also a two time award-winner as a best director at jika international theatre festival. In 2023 he represented South Africa at the Nairobi Kenya International Theatre Festival. Currently he is doing Post graduate diploma in Applied Drama and Theatre Studies with University of Witswatersrand full time. 



  • Venue: Glennie Hall
  • Location: Victoria Primary School
  • Ticket price: R50.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 45 minutes
    • Academic or Professional Content
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