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London Road, Sea Point (KBT Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

‘London Road, Sea Point’ is a truly wonderful piece of theatre. Robyn Scott and Ntombi Makhutshi are nothing short of glorious as a Jewish widow and a Nigerian immigrant, an unlikely duo thrust together by chance and circumstance, who discover they have more in common than they thought. The perceptibly real quality of their relationship is something to behold: the actors only need touch, or exchange a glance, for their intimacy to take your breath away. The play is by no means perfect – the accents (particularly that of Makhutshi) are somewhat inauthentic and unconvincing – but despite any shortcomings, it is still undeniably brilliant. Moving in the extreme, painful, joyous, and so consummately realised, ‘London Road, Sea Point’ is unforgettably wonderful.

Assembly George Square, until 26 Aug (not 12), 1.50pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Otamere Guobadia]