Theatre / St Andrew's Hall

This production tells the story of a young woman who stays with her mother inlaw. Although her husband loves her, and works hard for their survival, Bonolo experiences hard times and faces multiple challenges from her mother in law.


She tries to do everything she is expected to do, but her mother in law does not appreciate anything. This is especially so because she has not borne children yet.


Unfortunately Bonolo's husband also takes a long time to visit them, as he works far away from home. All this contributes to the creation of a sour and unhealthy relationship between Bonolo and her mother in law, which also impacts on her husband.


This production takes you on the journey through music, dance and dialogue.

Production Credits

Director: Wesley Makola
Writer and Assistant Director: Refilwe Mmako
Costume Designer:  Kgarebe tsa. Merihla Pty Ltd
Stage Manager:  K. Mmako
Prop and Costume Master: I. Malope


R. Mmako
D. Mohlala

Dance: Zamani 

About the Artists

R. Mmako is a versatile talent, and is known as a scriptwriter, director, and author. She presents her latest production, 'Bonolo,' at NAF 2024. With a rich history of showcasing her works at prestigious events like NAF and Market Lab Mapungubwe Arts Festival over the past decade, R. Mmako continues to captivate audiences with her creative vision and storytelling prowess.

  • Venue: St Andrew's Hall
  • Location: St Andrew's College
  • Ticket price: ZAR 50.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration: 55 min
    • Suitable for All Ages
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