The Promise

“If you don’t know, maybe it’s because you didn’t want to know, you didn’t care to ask.”

Producers: Club Dezza Productions Derek Lubner and Philip Bassett

Playwright: Damon Galgut
Adapted for the stage by Damon Galgut and Sylvaine Strike from Damon Galgut’s Booker Prize winning novel The Promise

Director: Sylvaine Strike

Assistant Director: Kirsten Harris

Production Photos: Claude Bernardo


BBC World Service Podcast: The Promise on Stage

pARTicipate: The Promise – Paying The Bond, Or An Uncertain Assurance

BroadwayWorld: THE PROMISE at The Homecoming Centre Will Satiate and Haunt Audiences

Robyn Sassen My View: Little house in the garden

Cape Robyn: The Promise on stage, extraordinary theatre, magnificent production


  • Chuma Sopotela
  • Rob van Vuuren
  • Kate Normington
  • Frank Opperman
  • Jenny Stead
  • Sanda Shandu
  • Cintaine Schutte
  • Albert Pretorius
  • Jane de Wet


Production Manager: Grant Eglin

Stage Manager: Kayla Dunne

Sound design: Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Set and Lighting design: Joshua Lindberg

Costume Design: Penny Simpson

Choreography Intimacy co-ordinator: Natalie Fischer

Movement Direction: Sylvaine Strike

Publicity: Christine Skinner assisted by Sheldon Olivier