The Royal Court presents The Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of Cape Town production

The Fall

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Tue 26 Sep - Sat 14 Oct / From £12 Limited Availability

£12 day tickets available online from 9am on Mondays.

Fresh from its resounding success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, having received two top awards, five-star reviews and standing ovations throughout, The Fall transfers to the Royal Court.

“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 took South Africa and Edinburgh by storm and comes to the Royal Court for an exclusive limited London run.

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.”

Presented in association with Assembly/Riverside.

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“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.”

Tom Dibdin | The Stage Read full review

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“Constantly upbeat and engaging"

Keith Mckenna | British Theatre Guide Read full review

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“The Fall fights for the power of all the oppressed in an impressive, heartfelt performance that won’t soon be forgotten.”

Chiara Margiotta | Edinburgh Festivals Mag Read full review

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“A fascinating and troubling work, made simultaneously joyous by an outstanding ensemble.”

Hugh Simpson | All Edinburgh Theatre

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“[An] excellent production... Highly recommended.”

Ines Watson | The Sunday Express Read full review

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“The show pulses with life… Remarkable”

Joyce Mcmillan | The Scotsman Read full review

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“There could not be a more relevant time to tell the story of #Rhodesmustfall.”

Nuri Syed Corser | Broadway Baby Read full review

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“Nuanced, compelling… This close-knit young group erupts onto the stage, humming with energy and resolve.”

Alice Saville | Fest Mag Read full review

“The Fall demands attention from the opening refrain right through to its closing 80th minute.”

Geoff Mills | Exeunt

"The Fall invigoratingly charts the Biko-isation of a generation of students”

Dominic Cavendish | The Telegraph

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Mondays all seats £12 (available only on the day of the performance from 9am online.)
Concs £5 off (available in advance until 30 Sep and all mats.)
Under 26 £15 (available for individual bookers for previews and mats. Limited offer.)
Access £15 (plus a companion at the same rate.)

If sold out a returns queue will run from an hour before the show.

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