Not-a-review: Fana Le Fale (Here and There), Royal Court

Another of the South African readings that the Royal Court were hosting this week, Omphile Molusi’s Fana Le Fale (Here and There) translated by himself from his native mother tongue Setswana.

As works-in-progress, I’m not saying much about them other than to say they make a welcome addition to the theatre scene and I really hope we get to see at least a couple of them once they’ve further developed. Show’s synopsis: Street clown Wilfred and his girlfriend Cindy live in a shack of corrugated iron. Joined by their young relatives, “born frees” with very different dreams, they start a fight against a corrupt housing system to drag themselves out of life in the slums.

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