A stage adaptation of Ben Okri’s Booker prize-winning novel “The Famished Road” produced by Eager Artists in collaboration with Windybrow theatre (J’burg) Direction Roel Twijnstra & Jerry Pooe. Adaptation made by Liesbeth Colthof and Rieks Swarte, translation Tjerk Visser. First night 23 may 2013 in Windybrow theatre Johannesburg. After their succesfull adaptation of Zakes Mda’s novel “Madonna of Excelsior”, Roel Twijnstra and Jerry Pooe bring the Booker-prize-winning novel “The Famished Road” to stage. The show exploits the believe in the coexistence of the spiritual and material worlds that is defining African modern life. With the blessings of Ben Okri, the show was made after a long period of preparation with eight actors: Ntando Mccube, Bongomusa Shabalala, Philisiwe Twijnstra, Musawenkosi Shabalala, Nlanhla Zondi, Sxaxa Xolani Henema, Sanelisiswe Khumalo and S’phindile Myeni. With technical assistance of Mxolisi Ngubane. Other African novels followed, “Mine boy 2014”(Peter Abrahams), “Sleepwalking land 2016”(Mia Couto), “Chaka”(Thomas Mofolo) and “The wizard of the crow ” (Ngugi wa Thiong’o).
Future life: In April 2016 Famished road will perform in State theatre Pretoria. (18th till 30th of April)