Watch The Fall

A Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of Cape Town production devised by seven University of Cape Town Drama graduates who share their experiences during the #RhodesMustFall, #FeesMustFall and subsequent student movements that swept South Africa during 2015 and 2016.

“That day we taught ourselves as the movement what we as the movement meant when we spoke about white supremacy, institutional racism and black pain at UCT.”

As the statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes came down at the University of Cape Town, seven students wrote The Fall.

It was a huge success in South Africa; received two awards and multiple five-star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; and transferred to the Royal Court for a sold out run in September 2017.

As colonialist and patriarchal icons are dismantled across the world, The Fall goes to the heart of how race, class, gender, power and history’s voices intersect.

The production was a response by seven drama students and activists of the movements at the time. It does not offer solutions – it merely documents their experiences.

“The atmosphere among my fellow comrades is euphoric. We have brought this change.”

A Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of Cape Town production.

★★★★★ “A blast of passion… These young people… Telling us their truths, crying for their future. I loved it” The Times

★★★★★ “Powerfully driven… A truly ensemble production which has both teeth and heart. And one which stands for student revolt around the world and down the ages.” The Stage