From October to November 2019, The South Afreakins was chosen to be part of New Zealand's largest theatre festivals, including the Tauranga Arts Festival, Nelson Arts Festival and Arts on Tour. With daily performances in over 15 cities from the North Island to the tip of the Southern Island, the Impi Theatre Company had the pleasure of visiting beautiful rural New Zealand, performing and selling out in some of the largest stages known to solo-shows, and learning to drive the very windy roads!
"A brilliant piece of observational storytelling brought to life by a talented performer"...Read More
-Lisa Allan, Theatre Review
"A beautiful performance, packed with comedy [and] a wonderful hit of a heart-touching story "...Read More
- Tauranga Arts Festival
(Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre) |
New Plymouth (4th Wall Theatre) |
Coromandel (Hauraki House Theatre) | Whitianga
(The Coghill Theatre)
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.
In the lead up to Edinburgh 2019, The Impi Theatre Company made a podcast featuring actress and founder Robyn Paterson as well as special guests. Click on the link below to hear about all things theatre, art and South Afreakin!
Invest just an hour of your life in this hugely entertaining piece and it’ll reward you with something to think about, laugh about and tell all your friends about for a long time to come...Read More
There's plenty of laugh out loud moments in this sharp, witty and poignant production...Read More
The South Afreakins is a fun and unexpectedly heart-warming comedy which is truly made for an international audience...Read More
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 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
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
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
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
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
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