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Klippies artwork


Written by Jessica Siân
Directed by Diyan Zora

Monday - Saturday: 7.45pm

Wednesday & Friday matinees: 2.45pm

Ticket info coming soon

The Maria

I slip into Thandi’s bed in the night.
I crack her ribs and climb deep inside her chest
So I never have to leave.

Klippies is a coming-of-age drama about an unlikely friendship and the intensity of first love. Set in the twentieth year of South Africa's democracy, two girls struggle to navigate their troubled past.

Yolandi is the rebel, Thandi the school swot. In the scorching heat of a Johannesburg summer, an unexpected bond is formed. Two girls battle their way through unfamiliar feelings and the guilt of their country’s legacy.  As they wait for the rains to come, their worlds come crashing together and we’re asked - are we ever really free from the scars of the past?

Diyan Zora, Genesis Future Directors Award recipient, directs Jessica Siân's acclaimed debut play, Klippies.

The Genesis Future Directors Award program is made possible by the Genesis Foundation. 

Writer Jessica Siân

Director Diyan Zora

Designer Georgia Lowe

Lighting Designer Jess Bernberg

Sound Designer Tingying Dong

Casting Isabella Odoffin CDG

Cast to be announced

Information about accessible performances will be shared nearer the time, and before tickets go on sale.