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South Africa State Theatre and Sterkinekor stage-to-screen film lineup revealed

As an ongoing collaboration between the South Africa State Theatre (SAST) and Sterkinekor Theatres (SKT) will continue to showcase stage-to-screen film content in cinemas. The agreement started in July 2021. To date, five theatre shows have been presented.

Theatre productions Silent Voice, Askari and Shaka Zulu:The Gaping Wound will grace the SKT cinemas in the first half of 2022.

Silent Voice

Silent Voice is written and directed by Aubrey Sekhabi and stars Presley Chweneyagae, Boitumelo Shisana wa Sekgobela, Zenzo Ngqobe and Tumelo ‘Don’ Mosenye.

This is a gripping story of four men on the run after a botched robbery that turns into murder - with some meaningful and realistic commentary about life in modern-day South Africa. As their plans begin to unravel, the audience is brought into the midst of the action as they become pawns in high stakes fight for survival.

Silent Voice will be presented from 25 March - 15 April

Image supplied: Silent Voice poster image
Image supplied: Silent Voice poster image


Askari is sritten by Sello Maseko and Mdu Nhlapo and directed by Sello Maseko.

Based on true events, Askari tells the story of men and women who infiltrated organised civic movements and student organisations for recruiting unsuspecting youth and influential leaders. The story interrogates the decisions that led to their choice of turning from insurgencies to counter insurgencies, from community activists to mass killers. It delves deep into the personal accounts of these individuals who administered pain, fear, and death. These stories of betrayal and death, redemption and forgiveness, are told through moving dance, music, and powerful storytelling.

Askari will be presented from 22 April - 15 May.

Image supplied: Askari
Image supplied: Askari

Shaka Zulu: The Gaping Wound

Shaka Zulu: The Gaping Wound is written by Bongani Linda, directed by Meshack Mavuso and stars Thembinkosi Chagwe (as Shaka Zulu), Nkanyiso Bhengu (Dingane), Mduduzi Mabaso (Mshongweni).

Shaka Zulu is a musical about the story of the world-renowned warrior king, uShaka ka Senzangakhona who was a visionary, a diplomat, a military strategist, and a nation builder who wanted to establish one strong and inclusive nation in Southern Africa. His story is told through the eyes of a praise singer, taking audiences on a journey of historical imagination to the glorious past and leading them back through exhilarating song, praise poetry and energetic Zulu dancing to a proudly and unapologetically pan-African future.

Shaka Zulu: The Gaping Wound will be presented from 20 May - 19 June.

Image supplied: Shaka Zulu
Image supplied: Shaka Zulu

SKT cinema complexes that will be screening these productions include Newtown, Rosebank Nouveau (Johannesburg), Musgrave (Durban), Sterland, Brooklyn Nouveau (Pretoria), Baywest (Gqeberha), Broardwalk, (Port Elizabeth) and Tygervalley, (Cape Town).

Tickets can be purchased at SKT cinemas and online on the website.

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