SET in South Africa in the 1980s, the new one-night-only play portrays a woman at odds with her conservative Afrikaans neighbours and the local minister.

The Road to Mecca by Athol Fugard depicts the woman who becomes a sculptor later in life and her ally, a younger woman from Cape Town who has strong ideas about the problems facing South Africa at that time. 

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The play stars three of Studio Theatre's actors Jackie Pilkington, Antony von Roretz and Sara Derry and will be directed by Studio’s Patron, successful playwriting, director, author and award-winner Barney Norris who met Fugard in Stellenbosch in 2022.

The performance takes place at Studio Theatre, Ashley Road on Friday, September 22 at 7.30 pm is free but donations are welcome.