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The Fall

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London (****)

© Oscar O'Ryan, Ameera Conrad, Back: Cleo Raatus, Oarabile Ditsele, Thando Mangcu, Tankiso Mamabolo, Sizwesandile Mnisi

© Oscar O’Ryan, Ameera Conrad, Back: Cleo Raatus, Oarabile Ditsele, Thando Mangcu, Tankiso Mamabolo, Sizwesandile Mnisi

Sometimes a production just knocks you for six. This must have happened for many people when The Fall first appeared in the UK at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival. The story of the South African student movement for decolonisation, the #RhodesMustFall Movement, written and devised by those involved is a lesson to us all, in politicisation, finding one’s voice, discrimination and much more besides. Continue reading