Good news for matrics and theatre lovers

Two plays prescribed for Afrikaans Home Language grade 12 were filmed specially for Woordfees TV: Adam Small’s Krismis van Map Jacobs and Reza de Wet's Mis.

Since the productions aired on television as part of the Woordfees pop-up festival, the festival office has been inundated with requests from schools and learners who would like to watch these productions in preparation for their pending matric examination which takes place on 25 November 2021.

The Toyota SU Woordfees has therefore made these two dramas, which were filmed with some of our most exceptional artists, available online until 27 November. Tickets have been subsidised and can be bought at Quicket for R65 each. Each ticket allows for the production to be viewed four times up to and including 27 November.

Please note: As soon as you click the button that you will receive access to when you buy your ticket, it counts as the first viewing. If you watch only part of it and come back to watch later, that will count as a second viewing. We caution viewers to be careful that they do not accidentally waste the four chances.   

The productions are not only for matric learners. They were received with critical acclaim by seasoned theatre goers and are an early Christmas gift for those who are looking for a remarkable theatre experience.

“Audiences may have lost the intimacy of a theatre, stage and actors meters away from them, but this production more than satisfies with its outstanding cinematography. Every nuance, clever lighting and sharp direction combined with finely calibrated film work and excellent actors gives this production extraordinary life on the small screen,” according to Jo-Ann Floris in her review of Krismis van Map Jacobs for LitNet. Click here to see her full review. Click here for more information and tickets.

Willem Bester in his review of Mis wrote of Wolf Britz and Jaco Bouwer’s stellar theatre direction and film direction, respectively: “Judging by the talent and power that Britz and Bouwer have brought to this production, Afrikaans theatre is standing strong and stands amongst the best in the world. By using a cinematic approach, as opposed to theatric static photography, they have ensured that this rendition of Mis will remain an iconic production well into the future.” Click here read the full review. Click here for more information and tickets.

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