A very special performance from South Africa with a limited number of shows in the Netherlands, including in The Hague! It is the final match of the field hockey season. The championship title is on the line. Winner takes all.
A committed team of young women bursts onto the field, ready for the challenge. But much more is at stake, as the play reveals back-stories and situations of sexual assault that the women have been experiencing in South-Africa. As the lines between the game and social commentary start blurring, and the team finds a collective voice of anger and frustration at the plight of women in South-Africa, the team needs to make a vital choice: attack or defend.
Shifting between physical and visual performance, searing storytelling, and surrealist dream sequences, Whistleblowers is an honest and tragicomic call to action. A war cry for the soul.
Trigger warning: Whistleblowers deals with stories related to gender based violence – all the action on stage is metaphorical or symbolic, but the play does deal with some hectic scenarios.
Created and performed by Reabetswe Gaentswe, Boitshepo Maile, Kgaogelo Makgoba, Modipadi Mokgohloa, and Phindiwe Qakoshe Directed by Quintijn Relouw, Rob Murray