The Promise

The Promise written by Damon Galgut, directed by Sylvaine Strike with stage adaptation by Damon Galgut and Sylvaine Strike showcases the Swart family on a small farm outside Pretoria, as a typical bunch of white South Africans.

The family promised to give a small piece of land with a tiny house on it to Salome, the Sotho woman who has worked for them her whole life. A worthless property, but still, they will not give it up.

Are they cursed, or just unlucky? One by one, members of the family die, while everything around them changes and they try to stay the same. Only two siblings are eventually left, facing each other over a great divide.

Date: 18 October to 5 November

Time: Tues - Sat 7pm | Sun 3pm

Price: R120- R300

Venue address: 136 Lilian Ngoyi St,Newtown, Johannesburg

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Wheelchair accessibility: Yes


Tel: +27 11 832 1641