That Boy Has No Shoes

Lara van Huyssteen

My name is Lara and I am joined by four visitors from early Apartheid in South Africa who want to tell you what they had seen. An axe, an eviction notice, a passbook and a camera will appear onstage to share their eyewitness statements of events they witnessed under Apartheid. How did the axe take part in the Battle of Andringa Street? Who was evicted from their homes? And where are the children? The objects will be seated on plinths so you can see each other. I will facilitate the microphone so you can hear them clearly. Here and there, I will perform a task for them. They are nervous to be making their stage debut at Camden People's Theatre but, just like me, they believe that this history is something that needs to be looked at. Our performance features music and freshly trimmed roses. We hope you will join us.

Lara van Huyssteen is a theatre maker from George, South Africa. She first made and performed 'That Boy Has No Shoes' for her third year BA research project at Wimbledon College of Arts in January, 2022. The performance features recordings by Stellenbosch University drama students. Lara pledges any profit she may earn to buy shoes for children in her hometown, George.

Event Details

Genre: Theatre

Duration: 50 mins

Price: £15

Social Media

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Information

Based on true events. TW: A prolonged blackout. Strobe lights. Audio descriptions of racism, violence and death. Viewers may be disturbed by sensitive imagery.

Suitable for ages: 16 and over

World premiere

See venue page for accessibility information.

29 July 2024 9.00pm

Camden People's Theatre

Full: £15

Conc: £12

30 July 2024 9.00pm

Camden People's Theatre

Full: £15

Conc: £12

1 August 2024 9.00pm

Camden People's Theatre

Full: £15

Conc: £12

2 August 2024 9.00pm

Camden People's Theatre

Full: £15

Conc: £12



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