Drive With Me

Drama • Running Time: 70 mins
Written and performed by Megan Furniss | directed by Liz Mills | sound art by James Webb | visuals by Sanjin Muftic
Read the 5 star review from Cape Argus July 8th 2014 here.

The Story...
Marion Taylor, a forty-nine year old academic, attends the National Arts Festival every year to give her talk on creative writing. Her lecture, The Road Trip, focusing on journeys and their symbols in fiction, is particularly popular, and the reason she keeps getting invited back onto the Thinkfest. Only this time something strange has happened to her on her own road trip to Grahamstown…

The Destination...
A personal, symbolic, engrossing story, intended to give an audience a thrilling theatrical experience. Combining the mundane, familiar and everyday, with a uniquely South African landscape and the deeply strange, Drive With Me is original, local and innovative; taking the audience on a journey in which they slowly come to the realisation that things are not what they seem… they are in a very strange place, with a very strange somebody…

Drive With Me returns to Upstairs at The Alexander Bar (after 3 sold out performances in November) with a two week run from Monday 30 June through to 12 July, pretty much the exact time of the Grahamstown festival. This will bring the festival to Cape Town without the hideous inconvenience of actually going to Grahamstown.

"The story is intense and sad and moving and funny... Drive With Me is well written. There are great moments and Choritz’s inhabiting of Marion Taylor will move you."

 - Sarah Roberson, Arts blog

"Within the first minute, I sat back – intrigued, amused and with a creeping awareness that this was unlike anything I had seen before. Drive with Me is a refreshing, meticulously written piece of theatre; insightful, informative and highly entertaining. The unique angle of the play is fully harnessed by director Liz Mills, and it is clear why this play won an Ovation Award at (this year’s) Grahamstown Festival. A round of applause for Megan Furniss and for anyone who strives to keep theatre intelligent, innovative and creative."

 - Marilu Snyders, What's on in Cape Town

Press & Reviews

  • Thu 10th Jul 2014 LMG (Live Music Guide) Review of Drive With Me by Ana-Bet Bester
  • Thu 10th Jul 2014 Whats on in Cape Town Review of Drive With Me by Marilu Snyders
  • Tue 8th Jul 2014 ★★★★★ Argus Review of Drive With Me by Beverley Brommert
  • Wed 2nd Jul 2014 Cape Times Review of Drive with Me by Steyn du Toit

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Also we unfortunately don’t have any wheelchair access to our theatre. There is 1 flight of steps.