'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.
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.
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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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