Joanie Galant  Hulle Where are we really at home in this Life?

By CityLife Arts Writer

The Market Theatre produces another mega hit written by critically acclaimed writer Adam Small Joanie Galant – Hulle, directed by Christo Davids starring an impeccable ensemble filled with star power Kim Cloete, Brendon Daniels and Wayne Van Rooyen will make its Johannesburg premier from

24 February – 27 March 2022.

Joanie Galant – Hulle is a reflection story that takes us back to the forced removals that occurred in District Six and Woodstock during the Apartheid era. The legacy of apartheid and forced removals left Cape Town as a segregated city, and residential suburbs created by apartheid through forced removals are still visible. However it is seldom we hear about those stories.

A family was forced out from their home in Woodstock, they had to move to the Cape Flats. This story gives a familiar feel to man: not only is it a reminder of our history, but it goes to ask the question, WHERE ARE WE REALLY AT HOME IN THIS LIFE?

Adam Small used his writings as a tool to bring attention to the oppression experienced by the working class at the hands of the apartheid regime, especially speaking up against the Group Areas Act and Population. The Afrikaans play explores the harsh emotions involved when humans are dispossessed.

The land dispossession of the indigenous people of South Africa under this Act is still prevalent in our country today. Many South Africansare trapped in a cycle of poverty that emerged as a result of our history of colonialism and apartheid.

Joanie Galant – Hulle is part of the Market Theatre’s continued commitment to diversifying programme offering in staging works in indigenous languages and by South African playwrights.

Directed by Christo Davids a South African filmmaker and actor. He is best known for the roles in the films, Forgiveness, Ernest in the Army and A Boy Called Twist.Christo returns to the Market to direct this emotional thriller with some of South Africa finest actors Kim Cloete, Brendon Daniels and Wayne van Rooyen.

Joanie Galant – Hulle is sponsored by the Department of Sports Arts and Culture’s Incubation programme.


Writer                                                   Adam Small

Director                                                Christo Davids

Lighting Designer                               Alex Farmer

Lighting Designer Mentee                Kearabetswe Mojela             

Set Designer                         Jade Bowers

Set Designer Mentee                         Olebogang Maselela              

Costume Designer                              Nomzamo Maseko

Costume Designer mentee               Ande Mafenuka

Sound Designer                                   Les Javan

Sound Designer MenteeKabelo Kgang

Stage Manager                                    Campbell Meas

Stage Manager Mentee               Awande Dube


Brendon Daniels as Davey

Kim Cloete                                          as Joanie

Wayne Van Rooyen                           as Joseph

Age Recommendation              PG13

Season:                                     Thursday 24 February – Sunday 27 March 2022

Venue:                                                     The Barney Simon Theatre                                           

Performance times:                 Tuesday – Saturday @19h00 and Sunday @15h00

Ticket prices:                                   Tuesday – Thursday R90.00

                                                            Friday – Saturday R150.00

                                                            Sunday R130.00

To make block bookings and discounts please contact Anthony Ezeoke 011 832 1641ext 203/ 083 246 4950 or Bandile Luvalo 078 4344 860.

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