Fishers of Hope

The Baxter Theatre Centre and Mopo Productions, in association with the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown present Fishers of Hope.

From the writer/director of the acclaimed productions Tshepang, Karoo Moose and Solomon and Marion comes a brand-new work, Fishers of Hope, by the multi-award-winning Lara Foot, who teams up with researchers Nina Swart and Masai warrior Miyere Miyandazi.

Lesedi Job, Mncedisi Shabangu, Shaun Oelf in Fishers of Hope, pic by Oscar 'O Ryan

Through magical realism and a score richly textured with authentic Kenyan music, the story is brought to life by a dynamic cast led by Mncedisi Shabangu, who played the role of the storyteller in Foot’s Tshepang.

Find out more about the production and the creative team.

Written and directed by Lara Foot

Assistant director: Mncedisi Shabangu

Cast: Mncedisi Shabangu, Shaun Oelf, Phillip Dikotla, Lesedi Job, Phillip Tipo Tindisa

Design: Patrick Curtis

Choreographer: Grant van Ster

Lighting: Benever Arendse

Researchers: Nina Swart, Miyere Miyandazi, Mncedisi Shabangu

Shaul Oelf, Phillip Tipo Tindisa in Fishers of Hope (Taweret), pic by Oacar 'O Ryan

For discounted corporate, schools or block-bookings, charities or fundraisers, contact Sharon on 021 680 3962, email or Carmen on 021 680 3993, email

Early Bird Special now available at all Computicket outlets nationwide and online. All tickets R80.


10 Jul - 2 Aug

Starts: 7:30 pm

Additional Performances:
17 Jul - 11:00 am
19 Jul - 2:00 pm
23 Jul - 11:00 am
29 Jul - 11:00 am

Drama / Flipside

Set along the lakes of Kenya, Lara Foot’s Fishers of Hope explores the theme of hope: its essence, its longevity and its possible demise.