Born Free

Originally written for Siv Ngesi, this stand-up piece reflecting on twenty years of democracy was performed by Daniel Richards, our first collaboration. It premiered at the Kalfiefees in Hermanus in 2014.


Siv Ngesi commissioned this piece of stand-up comedy to coincide with the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s democracy.  Then he was invited to participate in Strictly Come Dancing and could no longer do the play.  It was then that we recruited Daniel Mpilo Richards to do the show, and that is where our relationship for the next three shows started.

First Production

Kalfiefees, Hermanus, 8 August 2014


Mbulelo Grootboom


Daniel Mpilo Richards


Kalfiefees, Hermanus, 6 August 2014

Artscape Opera Bar, 15 September to 11 October 2014

Availability of script and audio-visual material

The script is available on this site.   There is no audio-visual material.