I See You, a new play by South African writer, Mongiwekhaya, opens at the Royal Court Theatre

26 February 2016

“Speak to me in your mother-tongue and I will let you go”

I See You, by South African Playwright Mongiwekhaya, is presented as part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project and was developed during the Royal Court’s new writing project in South Africa which began in 2013.

Directed by Noma Dumezweni, I See You runs from Thursday 25 February – Saturday 26 March 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. Mongiwekhaya will also give a post-show talk Mongiwekhaya in Conversation with Royal Court International Director, Elyse Dodgson on Friday 4 March in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs as part of The Big Idea series.

Based on a real encounter, I See You is set after dark in Post-Apartheid South Africa and addresses the questions of a new generation of South Africans encountering their country’s traumatised past.

After its run at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, I See You will play at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg.

Click here to see The Royal Court Theatre’s full Sixty Years New season which also includes Cuttin’ It, a co-production with the Young Vic Theatre directed by Genesis Fellow Gbolahan Obisesan,

Find out more about the Genesis Foundation’s partnership with the Royal Court Theatre here.


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