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An Inspiring Film By Ginkgo About A Dream-Big Group Of Actors From Mfuleni


Ginkgo agency’s newest film tells the story of an inspirational group of young theatre makers from Mfuleni, who have achieved their dream and secured a run for their play, Egoli, at the Baxter Theatre. Despite myriad challenges, they banded together to rehearse their play in a church hall, before taking part in the Zabalaza Theatre Festival. This performance won the group a host of awards, including Best Musical Director, Most Outsanding Artist of the Festival and the Short Season Award.

“In the township of Mfuleni, Cape Town, a disadvantaged youth is taking to the stage. Braced against patriarchal beliefs and the brutal odds of making it as performers outside of the ‘arts system’ this troupe employs passion, talent and conviction to create something out of nothing. And now they have made it to the big time. Their show Egoli opens at the Baxter Theatre this August. It’s a long way from Mfuleni”, says Anthony from Gingko.

Catch their last two shows at The Baxter this weekend.

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