Past Projects

Masote’s dream


Is a journey into the life of one of South Africa’s most iconic classical musicians, Matlhaela Michael Masote. An international collaboration between PACOFS, Soweto theatre, NAF and the Amsterdam based Orkater. Masotes dream was selected for the main programme of NAF 2015 and played also in Bloemfontein, Welkom and Soweto. Produced by Thambo, directed by Dagmar Slagmolen, musical arrangements by Kutlwano Masote. Set and

The House of Hunger

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A stage adaptation of Dambudzo Marechera’s novel. It follows the life of a young disillusioned black man and his quest to find his identity. Originally set in the 1960s and 1970 in a colonial Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe), the stage adaptation tries to present the universal and timeless qualities of this explosive master piece. By some mentioned as one of the

Sugary Spice


Is a theatre adaptation of the movie “ Hard Candy” (2006). It is focussing on abusive relationships between teachers and young high school girls. It was originally produced for the female theatre festival (Olive Tree) in Alexandra. Adaptation and directing by Philisiwe Twijnstra.  Thambo theatre producers plans further tours with the show in 2015/16 and obtained the rights for South

Mine Boy


Mine Boy is a musical adaptation from Peter Abrahams novel.  Produced in June 2014 by Eager Artists in collaboration with UKZN (Howard collage) and Stable Theatre. It will be presented in the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre (Durban) on the 8th. 9th. 10th and 11th. of October. Direction/set and musical compositions Roel Twijnstra and Jerry Pooe. Choreograph Sifiso Majolo.  Mine boy is the third African novel

Madonna of Excelsior


Madonna of Excelsior” is a music/theater production. Based on the novel of Zakes Mda, about historical sexscandal  in 1971 and 1997 that took place in the village of Excelsior close by Bloemfontein. The adaptation is done by Kobus Moolman after an idea by Jerry Pooe. Roel Twijnstra is directing and responsible for the setdesign. Jerry Pooe is composing the music/songs

OFF SIDE the musical

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OFF SIDE is a musical about soccer and love for a young audience from 13 till 18.  It is produced by Homemade Productions (Amsterdam) in collaboration with PACOFS (Bloemfontein) and Thambo Theatre Producers.  A first pilot was successfully made in march 2015 in South Africa. The full length show will be produced in 2016 and premiere on the 16th. of