After a successful run in 2017 at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town, Whistle Stop is back on the POPArt stage this Valentine’s weekend!
Winner of a Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award and a PANSA New Writer’s Award, this is a love story like no other. A man, a woman, a bench and all the hidden thoughts that we think and never allow ourselves to say… If you have ever fallen in or out or around love, this absurd two-hander that travels beyond the present moment, is for you.
“Whistle Stop is a precious and delightful thing and I urge you to make it your Whistle Stop…it is an hour of pure theatrical magic” (Weekend Special, 2016).
What the media said about Whistle Stop:
“Witty and goofy …” is how broadway.com put it, while Cue described the production best by saying, “Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, and in so doing, expose the ridiculous contrast between words thought and words uttered. Hilarious, fumbling internal monologues will bring joy to the most hardened heart. Fabulous script, outstanding performance!” The Critter declared Whistle Stop as a “fantastic, insightful piece of theatre.”
“Love features again in Whistle Stop with real life couple Jaques de Silva and Ameera Patel in a brilliant new play about the fear/excitement/uncertainty of meeting someone new. Written by Ameera Patel, this poignant, funny, highly physical play is sure to strike a chord with audiences,” is how Inner City Gazette summed it up.