Worst of Both Worlds
Dance & Physical Theatre
Using the whirlwind techniques of physical theatre, the two male actors portray the horrors of female human trafficking and the drug trade. They play a myriad characters, switching roles, genders, ages, at lightning speed and with seamless ease.
The play is about a girl who is abducted at an early age and taken abroad, where she grows up under the slavery of prostitution. In her 20s, she manage to escape and come back to South Africa her homeland, but history repeats itself when she is once again abducted and turned into a prostitute in her own country.
The plus factor of this play is that the script is clear and tight. This is a type of play one would watch over and over again. In fact, the actors’ physical stage presence and acting power are reminiscent of the younger Mbongeni and Percy Mthwa in Woza Albert.
- ‘Worst of Both Worlds tackles a heavy subject bravely and with honesty. It is a plea for people to sit up and take notice’ – Terri Dunbar-Curran, Cape Times
- ‘It is done in a style that is fresh and innovative, as it combines good storytelling and a bit of physical theatre while daring to tackle the subject of trafficking, which is not often done. The cast deliver superb performances, which helps to tell this story in a way that entertains at the same time. – Thami Mbongo, Artistic Director, Zabalaza Festival