Suidoosterfees a festival of love in 2012.


    With "A festival of Love" as its theme, Suidoosterfees 2012, which takes place at Artscape, promises a line-up filled with love – a love for the arts, for family, for loved ones and life. Many familiar faces will grace the stage, such as Vinette Ebrahim and Christo Davids (in My Naam/Name is Ellen Pakkies), Ingrid Paulus and Kim Cloete (in Dit Voel Leeg), Shimmy Isaacs (in the hit comedy "Howzit my Bra"), Emo and Loukmaan Adams (in ’n Plekkie in die Son ... Mitchells Plain se Mense) and Casper de Vries in a special performance for the festival. Famous musical favourites such as Rocco de Villiers, Auriol Hays, Ringo Madlingozi, the Delft Big Band and Cape Town’s famous drag                  


’Dit Voel Leeg’ premières at Suidoosterfees 2012.


    Human trade is a cruel reality in South Africa. This controversial subject is highlighted in Dit Voel Leeg, a brand new play that opens at the Suidoosterfees. It is based on the British playwright Lucy Kirkwood's acclaimed, award-winning drama It Felt Empty When The Heart Went At First But It’s Alright Now. Kirkwood's thought-provoking play was translated and adapted by Hugo Taljaard and it is directed by Henry Mylne, the director of 7de Laan and Vaselinetjie. In the South African context, Dit Voel Leeg is about a naive young girl from Rehoboth in Namibia, who is lured to Cape Town under false pretences by her Nigerian boyfriend. She is forced into a life of prostitution and drugs, but despite the