Theatre production comes to Mui Wo

A first for Mui Woo – Hong Kong’s first Afrikaans theatre production.

It’s based on the true story of Wolraad Woltemade, a South African hero who in 1773 rode his horse into the sea off Cape Town to rescue shipwreck survivors but eventually drowned himself.

Lymari Alberts and director Jan Brink, the two performers in the play, first staged it in 2015.

Lymari had been inspired by a novel about Wolraad’s fiancée Mimi, who was waiting for him to propose to her on the night of the accident. The play Mooi Annie focuses on Mimi and her impatience and anxieties over her future husband.

From the 2015 production

Lymari said she and Jan are both recently-arrived in Mui Wo and Hong Kong. “We’re still testing the waters with this being our debut production on Lantau.”

Director and performer Jan Brink describes the show, which will be staged at Stoep at High Tide, as “very interactive. We have simply forgotten the meaning of ‘fourth wall.’

“We have done this before though, so the audience is in safe hands.”

While Mooi Annie is in Afrikaans only, Lymari says her next production, Lungs, by Duncan Macmillan, will be staged twice, once in English and once in Afrikaans, in November.

What: Mooi Anni

When: 6-8pm, Sunday August 20

Where: Stoep at High Tide

Bookings required: Call Stoep 2980 2699 or message via Facebook/Messenger

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