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The show G7: Okwe-Bokhwe (https://magnettheatre.co.za/productions/g7okwe-bokhwe/)hurtles along like an out of control taxi from takeoff. Full throttle ahead, switching lanes, skidding to a halt – that’s how fast the tempo and mood shifts, hurling the audience along with the performers.
But unlike a taxi with worn brakes and tyres, every element of the show is exactly how it should be for the entire journey. A Magnet Theatre production, it is masterfully choreographed and patrons are riveted from the moment the lights go out, even if they understand no Xhosa.
The action starts even before people are seated, with two construction workers bantering with an (unseen) tourist who needs directions to the Gugulethu 7 Memorial...