A Pain in the Art Podcast 

Latest Episode

'A Pain in the Art' is a podcast focusing on creating a show and how it develops in the upcoming weeks to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In episode 8 Robyn, Holly and Leila are talking about first steps into the industry, soaps and the voices in our heads. Holly is a first-time producer for The South Afreakins and The Afreakin Family while Robyn is the creator, director and performer of these two fab shows and I'm your friendly neighbourhood podcast host.

Living Room Performances 

The South Afreakins and The South Afreakins: The Afreakin Family are both accompanied by beautifully simplistic set and lighting meaning we have the joy being able to perform it in your living room! Let The Theatre Come To You! Don't believe us? Watch our audience reaction videos to see what they thought. 

Interested in hosting a Living Room Performance in your living room? Get In Touch with the team and we'll send you the details. 

London Live 

The Cafe 

Latest Reviews

The Spy In The Stalls: The South Afreakins ★★★★★

The South Afreakins is a one-woman show of exceptional one-woman-ness. She is confident, technically brilliant, writes superbly and plays her roles entirely convincingly...Read More 

The Stage: The South Afreakins review at Spotlites ★★★★

The idea of an elderly white South African couple making a new home in New Zealand offers an unexpected angle on migration. There’s a razor-sharp edge to the comic observations in Robyn Paterson’s snappy solo show about the older generations losing their roots...Read More

LondonTheatre1: The South Afreakins at The Vault Festival ★★★★

This show was devised beautifully and it is clear that the writing was well thought out.The time Paterson took to separate each character was brilliant. Her characters are well developed and the story was emotionally heart-breaking...Read More

The Hook: The South Afreakins ★★★★★

IIngeniously witty and comedic, we gain a solid 60-minute insight into South African life and the daily pressures experienced by a white farming couple. The play cleverly exemplifies how society shapes personality and behaviour, and in a very short time we develop compassion for both characters...Read More

Tearaway: The South Afreakins ★★★★★

The South Afreakins, a homegrown, sell-out show that won awards in the Edinburgh Film and London Vault Festivals last year. The poignant comedy is about a South African couple emigrating to New Zealand and coming to terms with a different life, far from their original home... Read More

The Mortal View: The South Afreakins ★★★★★

Paterson plays the roles incredibly well, switching from grumpy, slouching Gordon to chipper Helene in an instant – and none of the dialogue or plot is lost just because she is playing both roles...Read more

Bouquets & Brickbats: The South Afreakins ★★★★★

The South Afreakins is a duologue performed as a monologue, a two-hander expertly performed by a single actor. And, my word, it’s really very good indeed. Robyn Paterson is a playwright and actor, and she’s clearly talented in both fields...Read More

Awards

New Zealands Top Theatre Performance, 2017

Best Monologue - Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2016

Edinburgh Reporters Pick of the Fringe- Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2016                            Best Newcomer - Sydney Short and Sweet Festival, 2013

 

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London VAULT Festival 2017 Media + Reviews
VAULT Media Reviews.pdf
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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 Media + Reviews
Edfringe Media Reviews.pdf
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