A story of addiction, dysfunction and angels

Andrew Buckland and Jennifer Steyn in Lara Foots The Inconvenience of Wings

Lara Foot’s award-winning play, The Inconvenience of Wings, comes to the Theatre on the Bay and the Baxter Theatre Centre this February.

The Inconvenience of Wings, returns to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, from Tuesday February 13 to Saturday March 3. The production transfers to the Baxter, straight after a short season at the Theatre on the Bay, from Tuesday January 30 to Saturday February 10.

Set in a landscape of memory and dreams, The Inconvenience of Wings, tackles the issues of friendship, dysfunction, addiction and angels. Sara (Jennifer Steyn) has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder; she is compulsive, alive and hates women who know how to make cupcakes.

Paul (Andrew Buckland), her husband, is on a mission to find a cure for her afflictions and Professor James (Mncedisi Shabangu) quietly tries to save Paul from the inconvenience of his wings.

The play was inspired by author Abraham J Twerski`s book Addictive Thinking that examines the notion of compulsion, addiction, denial and abuse of self as well as conversations on bipolar disorder that Foot had with celebrated psychiatrist, Dr Sean Baumann.

It was further stirred by her father who has suffered from dementia for more than a decade.

In 2017 the play received the coveted Fleur du Cap awards for Best Director (Foot), Best Actor (Buckland) and Best Actress (Steyn),

Booking for The Inconvenience of Wings at Theatre on the Bay is through Computicket.

Booking for The Inconvenience of Wings at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio is through Webtickets or at selected Pick * Pay outlets.

There is an Early Bird Special available for the Baxter season of R128 for the first three performances.

For discounted school or group block bookings, fundraisers or charities contact Sharon Ward on 021 680 3962 or email sharon.ward@uct.ac.za