Three Weeks, Edinburgh

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London Road, Sea Point’ is a truly wonderful piece of theatre. Robyn Scott and Ntombi Makhutshi are nothing short of glorious as a Jewish widow and a Nigerian immigrant, an unlikely duo thrust together by chance and circumstance, who discover they have more in common than they thought. The perceptibly real quality of their relationship ...

The Stage, Edinburgh

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Not all good stories are about big things. Sometimes epic stakes can be found in the smallest of relationships. Nicholas Spagnoletti’s London Road, Sea Point shows how everyday encounters can change lives. Rosa is a Jewish grandmother who lives in the same block as Stella, an immigrant from Nigeria. This is the story of their ...

Fourth Wall Magazine, Edinburgh

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Sometimes drama need not be an overwhelming, thrilling ride. Sometimes drama is in the minutiae of our daily lives. Rosa and Stella’s story is compellingly told, with a real sense of the passage of time and a deepening of love between two women, drawn together by simple circumstance and held together by love. While both ...

A Younger Theatre, Dan Hutton

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It was almost a treat to receive this rather negative review which makes the rest of the hysterical praise all the sweeter. London Road is a street in the now-affluent Cape Town suburb of Sea Point. But it wasn’t always that way. It was once seen as a dangerous area due to absent landlords and ...

The Heart of Kindness – Steve Kretzmann

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Our humanity is best, and perhaps only, expressed when we do the unexpected, such as showing compassion to a stranger or, conversely, being unnecessarily cruel and malicious to a friend or family member. London Road focuses on the former, revealing how a random act of kindness can enrich people’s lives beyond any expectation thereof. Although ...

Faheem abz Abrahams – Whats on in Cape Town

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Nicholas Spagnoletti’s ear for dialogue makes for a wonderfully accessible script and Lara Bye’s direction is flawless in its simplicity.  Together they’ve struck gold in bringing this award-winning spectacle to life. London Road is, in essence, a very simple play spanning the course of several months in the lives of two female characters; the elderly ...

NATALIE BOSMAN – The Citizen

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SHOW: London Road – Robyn Scott walks onto the stage as the aged Jewish grandmother Rosa (pearls, cardigan and all) and without saying a word has the audience in stitches. CAST: Robyn Scott and Ntomboxolo Makhutshi DIRECTOR: Lara Bye VENUE: Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, until March 19 Everything about her performance is perfection ...

thedailymaverick.co.za – ‘London Road’, where disparate yet alluring characters meet

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“London Road” by Nicholas Spagnoletti is a simple story of two ladies interacting in their block of flats in Sea Point. It’s a run-down area where Rosa (Robyn Scott) represents the old-guard Jewish contingent and Stella (Ntomboxolo Makhutshi) is an illegal Nigerian immigrant. How their lives come together is shown through a series of vignettes ...

Tonight – Long, lonely road is less daunting with a friend

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The circumstances are familiar. Two women meet when the one attempts to help the other after her room has been ransacked in their block of flats. They have little but their loneliness in common, but that is enough to form a bond of friendship that will change both their lives. Rosa is an old inhabitant ...

Business Day

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IN THIS age of special effects, beautiful but dumb big-budget blockbusters and a belief that it’s okay for audiences’ brains to be comfortably numbed as long as their senses are seduced, many are hankering for a return to the basics of good storytelling. For the past three years, the “best movie” Oscars have gone to ...