A new South African comedy of vanity, sex and race by Steven Boykey Sidley & Kate Sidley. The play casts a sharp and satirical eye on the deep differences and shared experiences of three South Africans. The lives of these characters converge on the floor of a Joburg gym. The play explores their typically South African concerns : race, gender, politics, relationships…and the quest for tighter abs.

The Theatre on the Square

“…a splinteringly fine theatrical mix which braces like a tonic.” – Robyn Sassen

“Armed with all the tools of our confused society, this play never teeters into abject silliness or even offensiveness: the writing is crisp, the performances convincing and tight, and the whole narrative completely compelling.” – Robyn Sassen

“Shape is a one-of-a-kind play set in a one-of-a-kind place and space in a one-of-a-kind time and nation…This is a cheeky play which takes a cheerful stab at some of our cultural no-go areas.” – Jenny de Klerk (The Saturday Star)

Produced by Daphne Kuhn in association with Steven Boykey Sidley

Written by Steven Boykey Sidley & Kate Sidley

Directed by Greg Homann

Set & Lighting by Denis Hutchinson

Stage Managed by Regina Dube


Camilla Waldman

Nyaniso Dzedze

Craig Hawks

Zimkitha Kumbaca