The Revlon Girl
Company: Hilton Arts Festival
Winner of the Silver Ovation Award at The National Arts Festival 2018, and nominated for four Naledi Awards, with Heidi Mollentze winning the Best Supporting Actress Award, it is set 52 years ago in the small coal-mining town of Aberfan in Wales, which was hit by a devastating event that killed 116 children and 28 adults.
The Aberfan disaster was the catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip at 9.15 am on 21 October 1966, engulfing the local junior school and other buildings.
Beautifully written by Neil Anthony Docking, and poignantly told through the eyes of four grieving mothers, it is brilliantly infused with humour, and honours those who lost and survived the loss.
‘ … an astonishingly fine piece …. The performances are so close to the bone that you understand these women from the inside out …. Beautifully written and directed with a sophisticated edge …. Text heavy, exceptional theatre …’ R Sassen, My View