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Sandra Prinsloo returns to theatre

South African theatre legend Sandra Prinsloo returns to the stage

The Market Theatre and the Roodepoort Theatre, in association with Theatrerocket, presents Kamphoer – die verhaal van Susan Nell from January 19 to February 14.
South African theatre legend Sandra Prinsloo comes home after a hiatus to perform this challenging and electrifying role at the Market Theatre.
Based on a true story, Susan was faced with an unspeakable ordeal during the Anglo-Boer War in the Winburg concentration camp.
The production is directed by international award-winning Lara Foot, who started her exceptional career at the Market Theatre.

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The drama is based on the best-selling and debut novel Kamphoer by Francois Smit and the non-fiction publication The Boer Whore by Nico Moolman, and has been adapted for the stage by Cecilia du Toit, in collaboration with Sandra Prinsloo and Lara Foot.
This powerful solo-production tells a story of a family who dealt with devastating loss, followed by a devastating ordeal that will haunt them forever.
Following the death of Susan’s father during the war, she and her mother end up in a concentration camp where she is brutally raped and left for dead.
She survives the traumatic experience and qualifies as a psychiatric nurse in the Netherlands.
Sixteen years later, she travels to England during the First World War and while serving at a military hospital for shell-shocked soldiers, she recognises a patient as one of her rapists.
With this unfortunate reunion, Susan has to relive the rape trauma once again and is confronted with the pain that comes with humiliation of her past.
The play premiered as the flagship production of the 2019 Free State Arts Festival in Bloemfontein.
It was awarded Best National Theatre Debut at the festival’s Blinker Awards.
Sandra won the national 2020 kykNET Fiësta Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Solo Production, while the production also received a nomination nod for Best Adaptation of an Existing Work.

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It was nominated for Best Performance in a Solo production at the 2020 Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards and nominated for four awards (Best Actress, Best Director, Best Performance in a Solo Production and Best Overall Production) at 2019 Aardklop National Arts Festival.
It also enjoyed rave reviews at both the Artscape Women’s Festival and the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town.
The novel Kamphoer was nominated for the Jan Rabie Rapport Award, an ATKV award and was shortlisted for the 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards.
The production is suitable for viewers aged 14 and upwards.
Kamphoer – die verhaal van Susan Nell will transfer to the Roodepoort Theatre for a limited season from February 20 to 28.

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