Tooth and Nail

An apocalyptic prediction of the chaos about to envelop pre-election South Africa. A life-size news photographer whose body is wasted away in parts, bears silent witness to the violent life of a militant schoolgirl, her sangoma mother, a prophetic trade unionist, and a trio of yuppies. On the other side of town an opera-loving madam singing duets with her manservant shift the paradigm of despair.

Creative Team

Producer: Junction Avenue Theatre Company and Handspring Puppet Company
Direction: Malcolm Purkey
Assistant direction: Nicola Golombick, Carol Steinberg
Design: Sarah Roberts
Lighting: Mannie Manim
Puppets: Handspring Puppet Company
Production managers: Patrick Curtis, Wesley France
Stage manager: Michelle Lowry
Set construction: Andre Darling, Market Theatre Construction Department
Wardrobe: Hazel Maree
Poster design: William Kentridge
Publicity: Jenny McClean, Lucy Moll
Marketing: Tracy Cahill, Andrew Little, Leigh Morris


Craig Freimond (Manfred), Daphne Hlomuka (Busisiwe Khuswayo), Basil Jones (Saul), Adrian Kohler (Madeleine), Megan Kruskal (Letitia), Ramolao Makhene (Sifiso), Gladwin Marumo (Mandla), Doreeen Mazibuko (Tandi), Arthur Molepo (Angelo), Tale Motsepe (interpreter)
Production: Junction Theatre Company


1989 The Market Theatre

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