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the fall


The Fall is an international award winning docudrama which is collaboratively devised and workshopped by the cast. It chronicles the #RhodesMustFall and subsequent student-led movements in South Africa, which alerted the country and the world to the latent ongoing issues brought about by colonialism and Apartheid. The Fall details the experiences of seven students within this movement and how they deal with their traumas, while still moving towards activism for a free decolonised education.

Previous Performances

Studio Theater, Washington DC  |  2018


Festival Arts Bordeaux, France  |  2018

Melbourne Arts Centre, Australia  |  2018


South African State Theatre, Pretoria  |  2018

Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland  |  2018

St. Ann's Warehouse, New York City  |  2018

Royal Court Theatre, London  |  2017

Baxter Theatre Centre, Cape Town  |  2017

Edinburgh International Festival Fringe  |  2017

Woordfees, Stellenbosch  |  2017

Baxter Theatre Centre, Cape Town  |  2016

media & reviews

"Bursting with song and powerful monologue."

The Stage


"The story is explosive but the storytelling itself is dynamite."

Evening Standard


"there is hope, as well as lamentation"

New York Times

Critic's Pick

"anyone concerned about identity politics and internationality should see this play."

The Guardian

Watch an interview with the company of The Fall

The Stream: Al Jazeera

"a flash point in the tortured evolution of a troubled land."

Washington Post

Watch a video postcard with Ameera Conrad & Oarabile Ditsele

The Studio Theater


Helen Hayes Theater Awards  |  Best Visiting Production  |  Nominee  |  2018

Naledi Theatre Awards  |  Best Ensemble  |  Nominee |  2018

The Stage Edinburgh Award  |  Acting  |  Winner  |  2017

The Scotsman Fringe First  |  New Writing  |  Winner  |  2017

Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award  |  Shortlist  |  2017

Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards  |  Encore Award  |  Winner  |  2017


To purchase a copy of The Fall in South Africa

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The Fall internationally

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