Green Man Flashing in Sandton


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Daphne Kuhn and MVG Productions present Mike van Graan’s Green Man Flashing from 10 April – 12 May at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square.

Green Man Flashing Sandton PosterThe Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton will be presenting international award-winning South African playwright Mike van Graan’s brilliant play Green Man Flashing – a fast-paced political thriller written in a filmic style.

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Green Man Flashing

  • Directed by Malcolm Purkey
  • Designed by Denis Hutchinson
  • Starring Litha Bam, Kate Liquorish, Michelle Douglas, Sechaba Morojele with David Dennis

The play, produced by Daphne Kuhn and MVG productions, will resonate more than ever before as it explores themes of personal and political violence, as well as the lengths people will go to in the name of greater political good. All this is played out against the backdrop of a young democracy still dealing with its history, but where violence against women is of national crisis proportions.

Green Man Flashing takes on the challenge of deep moral and political questions for which there are no easy answers and provides insight into the very real themes that occupy thinking South Africans.

The production will be directed by Malcolm Purkey and designed by Denis Hutchinson with costumes by Margo Fleish. It will star leading stage and television actors Litha Bam, Michelle Douglas, Kate Liquorish and Sechaba Morojele with David Dennis.

Green Man Flashing is acknowledged as a quintessential SA play, and has become a matric set-work. It is regarded by many as a turning point for contemporary South African drama because of the way it dealt with contemporary politics. But it was also considered remarkable for anticipating the real-life drama of the then ANC Deputy President Jacob Zuma being linked to charges of corruption in the arms deal and later charged with rape. Not to be missed!

  • It tears at the heart and soul of our democracy and rips at the underbelly of corruption and political power through its astute writing – The Star
  • The quintessential South African play needed for this time in our country’s history – The Argus
  • It will in time be recognised for the ground-breaking work it is. – Mail and Guardian

The show runs nightly at 20:15 and at 18:00 and 20:15 on a Saturday. Enquire about group discounts and dinner show packages. We can also arrange a short Q & A after the show with the cast should you wish to attend with a school group. Bookings can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883 8606 or book online: or tel. the Computicket call centre on 0861 915 8000.

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