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Theatre at its most visceral and raw. ★★★★


    Written byOmphile Molusi
    Start date29 Jul 2013
    End date25 Aug 2013
  • TicketsPreview ticket price £13/£6 concession, Tickets Sun – Thu £18/£13 concession/£6 unemployed Fri & Sat £20/£15 concession

    UK premiere

    Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Richard Jordan Productions ltd with the Market Theatre of Johannesburg in association with Adelaide Festival of Arts and Traverse Theatre Company

    Countries go through times of turmoil when in transition from one state of governing to a new order. They consist of many giant and individual struggles. But what happens when the future you meet is not the one that you were expecting?

    Cadre is one such South African story of dreams and change.

    Omphile Molusi is one of South Africa's most prolific young playwrights and acclaimed actors. He returns to Edinburgh where his 2008 play Itsoseng was winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award and has subsequently toured worldwide. He is the recipient of the Brett Goldin/Royal Shakespeare Company Bursary Award.


    Mon 29 August (7pm)  Sat 3 August (4.45pm)

    Preview ticket price

    £13 / £6 concession


    Sun 4 - Sun 25 Aug (times vary)


    Sun - Thu £18/£13 concession/£6 unemployed  Fri & Sat £20/£15 concession

    Traverse Theatre Club

    £3 off, Sun 4 Aug

    Age recommendation  


    Running time  

    75 mins (no interval)


    Traverse 1

    • Omphile Molusi

      Cast, Director
    • Omphile Molusi

      Cast, Director
    • Lillian Tshabalala

      Cast, Music
    • Lillian Tshabalala

      Cast, Music
    • Sello Motlung

    • Scott Davis

      Costume Designer, Set Designer
    • Scott Davis

      Costume Designer, Set Designer
    • Theatre at its most visceral and raw. ★★★★
    • A powerful piece of political theatre. ★★★★
      British Theatre Guide
    • ★★★★
      The Herald
    • ★★★★
      The Scotsman
    • Writing that is direct and unadorned, acting that is immediate, visceral and unaffected, Cadre casts a spell at once guileless and sophisticated.
      Chicago Sun-Times
    • It teaches us to take care of the present so that we don't go back. We can have a better world in the future.
      The Sowetan (South Africa)

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