Sainthood at the Baxter

Adam Lennox and Tevin Musara in the 2018 Standard Bank Ovation Award-winning play, Sainthood.

The award-winning play, Sainthood, which interrogates all-boys school culture, comes to the Baxter Theatre from Wednesday February 6 to Saturday February 23.

Written and directed by Tiisetso Mashifane wa Noni, the play follows five matric boys in a fictional private school through a non-fictional narrative created from stories from books, newspaper articles and anonymous interviews with boys that cover a range of topics from sexuality to racism.

“I have watched countless representations of popular high school culture and most of them are usually quite whimsical and animated in nature. I wanted to revert the trope as a ‘survival of the fittest’ representation of South African private schools’ culture that shows that it is not as glamorous as it is so often portrayed,” she says.

Sainthood previews at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio on Wednesday February 6 and Thursday February 7 and opens on Friday February 8. There are matinee performances on Thursdays February 14 and 21, at 11am, and on Saturdays February 9, 16 and 23, at 3pm. There is an age restriction of 16 years.

Ticket prices range from R50 for pupils, students and seniors and matinee block-bookings of 10 or more; R70 for block-bookings of 10 or more for evening performances; to R100. Book at Webtickets on 086 111 0005 Pick * Pay stores.

For discounted school or group block bookings, fundraisers or charities, contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962 or email