Butcher Brothers

Performed by: Dark Laugh Theatre

No director listed

No playwright listed

Award-winning theatre director Sylvaine Strike directs The Butcher Brothers, a simple heart-felt story that tells, with stunning clarity, how a seemingly small event can turn peoples’ lives upside down. Set in 1950 South Africa, a tiny family butchery is run by a prematurely retired ballroom dancer and his ever loyal servant, Boy. The rigid routine of their lives is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a slumberous parcel. Strike directs a deliciously macabre and bloody tale in collaboration with Dark Laugh Theatre Company. Exquisitely performed in mask by Mongi Mthombeni and Jaques de Silva, this one hour epic will delight and intrigue even the most die-hard vegetarian.


60 minutes
Recommended Age:
No min or max grade set
Recommended Grade:
No min or max grade set
English (first language) No second language listed.
Curriculum Connection:
Life Orientation/Life Skills
Themes Covered:
Family dynamics, Identity, Intra/interpersonal conflicts, Morality, Relationships, Survival, Violence