Festival Day 4


Theatre: Family

Directed By: Douglas Newell

Written By: Jack Frakes  

Cast: Baeng Moeng, Tuduetso Khumalo, Refilwe Seema, Kgancho Moncho, Malebogo Kgatlwane, Pelotlhomogi Tswanatso, Jina Mabutho, Entle Pheko and Norma Nlanda

Languages: English

Age Restriction: All

Running Time: 30 minutes

Company: Arts 4 Everyone, Marung Productions and the Overseas Theatre Works


Once Upon a Playground is a humorous, one-act play with the universal theme of wanting to make friends. It is perfect for families everywhere.


Tickets: P75


Theatre: Drama

Written By:  Kopano Manyaapelo and Edward Moroka

Directed By: Sono Abram & Edward Moroka

Cast: Lesego Madingwane, Lucas Kgosi, Jethro ‘Umaga’ Ndebele, Phenyo Raphofu, Kabo Labobedi, Kagiso Mochebeswane, Thabo Keboekae, and Obakeng Nkani

Languages: English and Setswana

Age Restriction: 18+

Running Time: 50 minutes

Company: Mandy Promotions


The most realistic play I’ve ever watched. At some point, it felt like the directors had unstable, death row inmates posing as actors to narrate their heinous, real life crimes. Ironically, amidst such horrors, it was funny too!

~ Thalefang Charles


This theatre production is a captivating, narrative monologue of four convicted prisoners with 24 hours from facing the hangman. Their raw, uncensored stories and vivid explanations, paint horrific images of how they carried out acts of murder in cold blood as a result of revenge, anger and frustration.


Tickets: P100



Music: Hip Hop, Soul, Blues, and Funk

Directed By: Ontlhomame Motlaleng and Amantle “Juz Beatz” Gababotse

Written By: Mandisa Mabuthoe and Ngonidzashe Tapiwa

Composed By: Ontlhomame Motlaleng and Juz Beatz

Cast: Mandisa Mabuthoe, Ngonidzashe Tapiwa, Ontlhomame “Shoe” Motlaleng, and Amantle “Juz Beatz” Gababotse

Languages: English

Age Restriction: All

Running Time: 90 minutes (1 hr 30 minutes)

Company: A:tiste Ah’syl’ahm


The artist’s mind is a volatile, enchanting space. It creates grand beauties, weaving untold stories into soulful melodies. Every note floats, nesting on a mass of eardrums in search of open hearts to touch. The artist’s language remains unspoken yet always understood. It is a raw yet polished gift made by living, loving, and dying.  

~ The Ah’syl’ahm


A:tiste Ah’syl’ahm (pronounced Artist Asylum) Anthologies (AAA) is a showcase of local talent in Botswana. Each session highlights the works of the featured artist, in collaboration with their peers.

AAA volume one features The Nex’Tones, a band led by Ngonidzashe “Upmost (aka myBruthazkeepa)” Tapiwa and Mandisa “Josiah King” Mabuthoe, accompanied by their producer, Amantle “Juz Beatz” Gababotse, and Onthomame “Shoe” Motlaleng. The band created a signature sound, HipSoul, influenced by Soul, RnB, Reggae, Gospel, Hip Hop and Jazz.