This production was revived and presented at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg and Theatre on the Bay, Cape Town.
This South African premier of the hit Broadway play, Venus in Fur introduces us to an unusually talented young actress called Vanda, who is determined to land the lead in playwright Thomas’ new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus in Fur. Vanda’s emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright/director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex.
Tina Le Roux
A stunning two-hander...KickstArt has a reputation for producing engrossing and innovative theatre that appeals to the intellect as well as the senses...Venus in Fur is another top-flight production from this company.Peter Feldmann, Artspoken and Reviews
Venus in Fur delivers all that a theatre production should- a script rich in wit, drama and tension showcased by sublime performances, fine direction and design that come together to create a piece of entertainment that lingers pleasurably long in the imagination long after the curtain comes down.Gayle Edmunds, City Press
Coppen and Ramos-Violante both give intensely evocative and layered performances...this play is full of wit and nuance, and features complex but authentic protagonists... it will leave audiences blushing, giggling, sweating and thoughtful.Andrea van Wyk, Sunday Independent
A subtle work that teases, challenges, and above all entertains its audience- which is what good theatre is all about.Beverly Brommert, Cape Argus
An enthralling, expertly staged piece of theatre...Terri Dunbar-Curran, Cape Times