Who’s Upstairs: Nicky Schrire

Nicky Schrire is the creator, composer and vocalist for Escape: The Ingrid Jonker Suite on at Alexander Upstairs for only two nights, 20 and 21 April at 7PM. Home town? Born in London but raised in Cape Town and very much a Capetonian (i.e. likes to talk about the changes in weather and how consistently majestic…

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Who’s Upstairs: Penny Youngleson

Penny Youngleson is the director of Sillage, on at Alexander Upstairs from 20-25 Febraury 2017 Home town? Durban  Tell us a little more about your show? Sillage is a French word for the scent left behind when someone has walked past you – the trail of their perfume, cologne, soap, self. The play is about the…

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Who’s Upstairs: Hanlé Barnard

Hanlé Barnard wrote and directed the upcoming reading of The House of O at Alexander Uptairs on the 3rd of April. Home town? I grew up in Irene, near Pretoria. It is a beautiful town – I was exposed to art and music there. Tell us a little more about your show? The House of…

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Who’s Upstairs: Alex McCarthy

Alex McCarthy is the director and writer of the physical theatre drama Cannibal Country, on at the Alexander Upstairs from 15 – 20 February 2016. Home town? Johannesburg. Tell us a little more about your show? Cannibal Country is an allegorical tale about white capital. Using physical theatre, we explore the personal and systemic relationships…

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Who’s Upstairs: Rori Bingham

Rori Bingham is a dancer performing in XX, on at Alexander Upstairs until the 7th of November. Home town? My home town is Cape Town Tell us a little more about your show? This show touches every soul and is highly relatable which makes it really personal for both viewer and performer. It’s about that first…

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