’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