Tristan Bates Theatre


Voice Business presents Wirework

Tue 3 July - Sat 7 July 7.30pm (Thurs & Sat Matinees 2.30pm)  
Standard Tickets: £15/£12 Concs.
Group Tickets:10+ tickets £10 bookable over the phone or in person


A play about the unexpected relationship between Koos Malgas, a Cape Coloured shepherd and Helen Martins, a one-time actor and teacher, in the creation of the Owl House – an extraordinary environmental piece full of animated sculptures and pulsating light montages. 

Set in the isolated landscape of the South African Karoo and inspired by images from pictures and postcards, their world becomes dominated by form and colour. In her struggle to find the ‘light’, Helen looks towards Mecca as Koos faces the reality of apartheid prejudice and survival. 

 BRITISH PREMIERE, first performed in South Africa, 2009

 Supported by Arts Council England 




Helen Elaine Wallace
Koos Kurt Kansley



Director Jessica Higgs
Scenographer Declan Randall