‘n Snoekie vir my Sweetheart!

Name of production: ‘nSnoekie vir my Sweetheart!

Playwright: Nico Luwes

Director: Nico Luwes

Venue:  Scaena Theatre, UV-Main Campus

Language: Afrikaans


Dates and times:


11 November 2015          18:00      

12 November 2015          20:00

13 November 2015          15:00 & 19:30


Press release: ‘n Snoekie vir my Sweetheart! 

Nico Luwes’s latest farce, ‘n Snoekie vir my Sweetheart! is set in Bishop Lavis, Cape Town. The farce is loosely build on Roald Dahl’s short story, Lamb to the Slaughter, with some new characters added. A sweet housewife, Jênnit April, is waiting for her husband, Sergeant Percy April. Her pet name for him is Sweetheart. Auntie Mavis around the corner did the ring swing over Jênnit’s stomach and she’s got wonderful news! Tonight at dinner with a lovely snoek and chips, she’ll surprise her Sweetheart with the announcement. However, all is not moonshine and roses. Due to a small incident the rest of the evening turns into comical chaos. Soon the female police officers, Inspector Blits Julies, who jumped a few ranks in the police force and the seemingly slothful Sergeant Straatvalk Venter, becomes part of the farcical plot. In the mix we also find the poor Constable Buksie, who has never seen a corpse before. Two female ambulance staff, Driver and Stitch also rock up and the police photographer, Flash, adds to the comical twists for an enjoyable evening in the theatre.

The farce is written in Cape dialect with the typical comic puns and double entendre that our Afrikaans speaking inhabitants of the Cape are so well-known for. The short farce gives ample opportunity for two groups of second year students to show their comic talents on stage. Nico Luwes is the director. Performances are in the Scaena theatre on the evenings of November 11 and 12 with a matinee and evening show on 13 November.  Bookings are at Computicket and at the door.


T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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