This revival was presented exclusively at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
“Oscar Wilde with swear words”! The plot revolves around Anna and Claire, two scheming ladies of fashion who have lived together on the fringes of upper class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man from whom she has received an enormous emerald…. and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist Anna’s help for an assignation. When Clare’s inamorata suddenly appears, it sets off a crisis that puts the valuable emerald at risk and threatens the women’s future….
It is theatre of this nature and calibre that will remind you why the industry exists and why you are at an arts festival watching plays. This is an unequivocal ten out of ten.Robyn Sassen, Cue