PLUM TREE – Jan Groenewald & Chris van der West
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P L U M   T R E E

Text: Jan Groenewald

Music: Chris Van der West



Plum Tree is a provocative tour-de-force of trust betrayed. It’s the heart wrenching, but inspirational journey of a young boy’s ability to transform adversity into growth.

Dying an old man confronts memories he has not come to terms with. 13 years 7 months and 7 days. Now he is 70 years 7 months and 7 days …Based on personal experience, audiences are kept spell-bound by a story of abuse and victory. ALWAYS FIGHT BACK. A story of courage and defiance.




“It’s a harrowing tale … told brilliantly … “ UK broadcaster Jeremy Nicholas.

“The script keeps you riveted. The content is painful, the revelation of such personal information extremely difficult in any context.” AJ Opperman, Reviewer, South African daily Beeld


“It takes tremendous strength to confront the demons of society. The Plum Tree is courageous … “ South African communications expert Brenda Kali.




In this extraordinary production, harpist Chris van der West accompanies actor and playwright Jan Groenewald in the play Plum Tree. Chris has performed on numerous national and international tours, arts festivals,TV and radio appearances and concerts in the Seychelles, Holland, Dubai and Macau with some of the finest singers and musicians from South Africa and the UK.


Plum Tree

Woensdag 21 Oktober 20:00 – Garden Route Renaissance project launch

Brümilda van Rensburg,  beskermheer van die Foxwoodteater, onthul ’n skildery van haar in die teater voor die vertoning van Plum Tree die aand van 21 Okt en verwelkom Pastoor Jannie Horne by die funksie in Johannesburg en stel hom aan die woord.

Die opbrengs van die aand se verrigtinge word aangewend om kospakkies te versprei om die hongersnood in die Suid-Kaap te verlig.

Uit Johannesburg by die Foxwoodteater, in Houghton, Johannesburg vertel Pastoor Jannie Horne meer oor die steun wat gemeenskappe van Mosselbaai, George en so ver as Albertinië uit die aand se verrigtinge sal kry.


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 Saturday 24 October 20:00

PLUM TREE ( Plum Tree in aid of Angel Touch )

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Susan Vosloo launches Angel Touch, a non-profit organization to assist transplant patient support, followed by Plum Tree in aid of Angel Touch .


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Information & Bookings



Dinner will be available from 18:00 in the restaurant.  Bookings essential!

Festival special: a Three course meal for R180