Charles J. Fourie's THE PARROT WOMAN Sees Revival at The Rosebank Theatre, Sept 18-29

The critically acclaimed play THE PARROT WOMAN written by Charles J. Fourie returns to the stage at The Rosebank Theatre in Cape Town after more than two decades since its first performances at the Market theatre in the early nineties.

In an attempt to reveal the truth surrounding the mystery of the parrot woman, a British soldier (Leonard Moss) falls haplessly in love with a Boer woman (Adri van der Hoven) held captive in a concentration camp for the murders of her husband and children. The pair are caught in a game of ritual and escapism, and what is revealed in the powerful and touching climax of the play impacts on both their lives. Set against the backdrop of the Anglo-Boer war, the play explores the ravaging effects war has on the individual, and also brings the very contemporary issue of family murders under the spotlight.

The bitter sweet love story has seen over fifteen different productions with various actors over the years winning a 'pick of the fringe' award at the Grahamstown Arts festival, and was last staged in London at the Finborough Theatre, and also at the Burton Taylor Studio in Oxford. Critics have called the play 'gripping theatre' (THE ARGUS), 'powerful and touching' (OXFORD DAILY) and "a remarkable piece of theatre' (THE CITIZEN).

THE PARROT WOMAN runs nightly from Wednesday to Sunday at 8pm at The Rosebank Theatre (16 Alma Road, Rosebank in Cape Town) from 18 to 29 September. Tickets, which cost R100, can be booked at Webtickets (

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