Stage: Krotoa Eva van de Kaap completes season at the Artscape Arena, Cape Town, in February 23 to 26, 2022- five performances only

What: Krotoa Eva van de Kaap -completes season at the Artscape Arena
When: February 23 to 26, 2022 at 6pm. There are two shows on Saturday February 26- 1pm and 6pm
Where: Artscape Arena Theatre, Cape Town 
Tickets: R100
Booking link:
Duration: 1h 30min
Language: English, Afrikaans, Dutch and Khoikhoi, with surtitles
Covid advisory: Arrival, please at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the show for Covid check-in

The December 2021 season of Sylvia Vollenhoven’s Krotoa Eva van de Kaap, was brought to a halt due to pandemic related issues and five performances had to be halted. Those performances were shifted to now – February 2022 – which is great news for people who were disappointed that they could not see this acclaimed play. I was bowled over by the production and the link to my review follows, as well as an interview with Bianca Flanders who plays Krotoa. The season resumes in the Artscape Arena from Feb 23 to 26 at 6pm, with five performances. The performances [1pm and 6pm] on Saturday, February 26, are sold out. There are single seats available for Friday February 25 and limited availability for Wednesday February 23 and Thursday February 24, so best to book. Do not miss out this superb play which entertains (with on-stage musicians) as it excavates the story of Krotoa Eva van de Kaap. Bianca Flanders is reprising her lead role opposite Geon Nel. Frazer Barry and Riku Lätti return as the on-stage musicians who also take on acting roles. Info as supplied:

KROTOA EVA VAN DE KAAP -completes season at the Artscape Arena from February 23-26 2022 

KROTOA Eva van de Kaap, written by Sylvia Vollenhoven and directed by Basil Appollis was first performed in The Netherlands in 2018 and subsequently ran in Cape Town and the Free State, again as a collaborative venture between Artscape (SA) and Het Volksoperahuis of Amsterdam, supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in SA, the Performing Arts Fund NL and DutchCulture.

KROTOA Eva van de Kaap tells of the young Khoe girl – Krotoa – who was taken into Van Riebeeck’s household at a young age and went on to become a key negotiator and translator between the Dutch and the local people. Her story, very relevant in contemporary South Africa today, brings to the stage a neglected and contested aspect of shared history in a way that is innovative, deeply moving and thought provoking. The play is performed in 

Tickets cost R100 through Computicket, 0214217695, 08619158000 and Performances are Wednesday 23 to Friday February 25 at 6pm, with two performances on Saturday February 26, at 1pm and 6pm. Due to current Covid-19 safety protocols, there are limited seats available and advance booking is highly recommended. In order to ensure that all relevant Covid screening is completed efficiently and effectively before the start of a performance, patrons are kindly requested to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Please Note: No late comers will be allowed entrance into the Arena auditorium

Krotoa Eva van de Kaap – February 2022 Cape Town season

Production credits:

Writer: Sylvia Vollenhoven
Director: Basil Appollis
Performers: Bianca Flanders and Geon Nel
On-stage musicians/actors: Frazer Barry and Riku Lätti 
Lighting design: Faheem Bardien  
Tabling Krotoa: Geon Nel and Bianca Flanders in a scene from Krotoa Eva van de Kaap. Pic: EMDON Video + Photo.

Sponsored content. Images supplied. Featured image by EMDON Video + Photo – Geon Nel, Bianca Flanders and Frazer Barry in Krotoa Eva van de Kaap.

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