Theatre / 70 min / £15 (£13), £14 (£12) / 14+
It’s said that queuing is a particularly British obsession. But there are occasions where it would be even too much for us. And the Girls in Their Sunday Dresses comes to us as part of the South African Season, telling the story of an ageing prostitute and a cleaner who meet in an unmoving queue and strike an unlikely friendship. The staging is thrifty, consisting of little more than a chair and a red tape and relies entirely on the performances of Hlengiwe Lushaba and Lesego Motsepe. The pair have a brilliant comic chemistry, riffing off the polarities between their characters. But what’s most compelling is the political subtext that’s gradually hauled to the surface. And given the problems in North West province, it appears many have finally gotten sick of waiting.