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The South Afreakins

Sunday 20th-Monday 21st October 2019

A hilarious and heartbreaking show about country, loss, and the impossible search for home.

Helene and Gordon are stuck. Stuck in South Africa and in their same rut. One longs to get out and experience everything retirement has to offer, while one won’t leave his milk tart. When they finally immigrate to New Zealand, they discover just how hard it is to find ‘home’.

New Zealander Robyn Paterson draws on her parents’ story, bringing them both to life in this darkly comedic solo show about leaving everything you’ve ever known and starting over again.

“[Paterson] has the audience right in the palm of her hands.” ☆☆☆☆☆ THE MORTAL FOOL

“Razor-sharp [and] achingly poignant.” ☆☆☆☆ THE STAGE

“Paterson takes us on this journey with wit and emotional insight.” ☆☆☆☆☆ SUNDAY EXPRESS

“A rare accomplishment that qualifies as a must see!” ☆☆☆☆☆ THE SPY IN THE STALLS

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Official Fringe Sell-Out Show 2016

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – The Edinburgh Reporters’ Pick of the Fringe 2016

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Winner: Monologue Bouquet Winner 2016 (BouquCREAets and Brickbats Reviewers)

Presented by Nelson Arts Festival
Proudly supported by Creative NZ


October 20–21, 2019


7pm; 60 mins, no interval


Nelson & suburbs


The Suter Art Gallery and Theatre
208 Bridge Street, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Full $39, Senior $35, Under 19 $25, Group of 6+ $35pp (plus TicketDirect service fee)

Tickets from Theatre Royal, Nelson i-SITE, Richmond Mall Info Desk, all TicketDirect outlets ph. 03 548 3840, ext 1; 0800 224 224.


Additional Info

Official Website


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