Spring 1944 – Seven Soviet Soldiers have been captured by the Nazis, stripped naked and abandoned in the locked empty cellar of a monastery in Southern Poland. Deprived of all ties to their world, the prisoners redefine their concepts of order and human nature. In order to survive the men, resort to murder and cannibalism. Breaking rank and breaking flesh collide – how do they reconcile rank, faith and dignity in such circumstances? Such is the plot for Die Rypmaakkamer, a powerful, thought-provoking play with moments of dark humour.

Die Rypmaakkamer is Frans Swart’s adaptation of David Ian Lee’s The Curing Room. It is a bold and daring thriller inspired by true events and features David Konrad, Mauritz Badenhorst, Dirk Joubert, Anele Situlweni, Gregg Pettigrew, Nathan Hammond and Zack Mtombeni.

The Curing Room was written by David Ian Lee, and first performed at the Edinburgh Arts Festival in 2014.

Die Rypmaakkamer features nudity, language and violence and carries an age restriction of 18 years. Die Rypmaakkamer is presented in association with The Market Theatre and the proud support of RSG, Sounds Good, Hollywood Costumes, Van Loveren Wines and Stuttaford Van Lines.

Die Rypmaakkamer will be presented at the Market Theatre from Friday 7 to Sunday 30 June 2019.

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