Ginger Cube Productions presents
Three unlikely friends share sizzling stories dealing with love, lust and everything between the sheets. The wedding might be over, but the bridesmaids have a long night ahead of them. It’s everything you want to know and everything you never want to talk about. What would we do without Six Inches?
Meet Tshepo, affluent flamboyant and nothing short of fabulous. Witness her exciting journey of self-discovery as she abandons her perfectly packaged life to satisfy her illicit curiosity.
Cat got out of bed on the wrong side of the convent. A Sex-lebrity – any position, she’s been there and done that and she’s not shy to let everyone know. A go-getter with everything going for her, except when it comes to matters of the heart.
Didi. Seemingly, the oldest virgin that ever lived in comparison with her two friends with a world of experience in the opposite sex. This small town, wide-eyed girl has found a fit in this colorful friendship. In short, they are family.
Fears, fantasies and fetishes feature in this fun romp behind the scenes at a less than ordinary girls night. Come be a fly on the wall!
“The laughs come thick and fast in Six Inches performed with such humour and verve. So, is this a Bridget Jones in Jozi? Not quite. These gals are funnier and smarter.”
- Alexander Matthews
“A raw and unapologetically comedic piece”
- Khanyisa Sigwanda
“A really well executed production. These women wow their audience with a thoroughly impressive and totally relatable piece. The atmosphere between them and their audience was entirely unique; I’ve never experienced anything quite like the intimacy they managed to cultivate. Well worth it”
- Lee-Ann Knowles
“Very funny and greatly entertaining. A talented cast captivates the audience as they narrate an intriguing story – intricately relaying past events that have led to the current situation – in this excellent production. Effective use of lighting, background music and enthralling monologues create a story that the audience can relate to.”
- Cue Newspaper, National Arts Festival
About the Team
Phala O. Phala (Director) is a dramaturge, theatre marker and director with 10 years of professional experience. He has directed and acted in numerous industrial theatre, radio drama and mainstream works. His re-imagination of Matsemela Manaka’s Egoli opened the 40th Anniversary of the Market Theatre in 2016. He has also mentored community theatre productions such as Thula Thula for the Market Theatre.
Some of Phala’s most successful and recent work includes Kafka’s Ape, which won the Silver Ovation Award at National Arts Festival and was chosen for the Amsterdam Fringe, where it was nominated for Best Foreign Production. In addition, he recent directed an African interpretation of Agnes of God by John Pielmeier.
Kristy Suttner (Writer, Cat) is a singer, actress, director, producer and writer who is an active member both of the South African theatre community and the corporate entertainment circuit. Most recently, Kristy directed and co-created The Full Morty, a comedy meets cabaret piece, which has enjoyed extensive success around the country; as well as Live Jukebox, an interactive music game show which entertained audiences at various venues. Kristy is co-owner of Ginger Cube Productions, which has a number of successful productions under its belt. In addition, she runs her own production company, The Sly Group. Kristy’s other passion is training and preparing young actors for the entertainment industry.
Bongile G Lecoge-Zulu (Tshepo) is a multi faceted artist with sound musical and performance talent. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from Wits University, majoring in flute performance and has completed an MA in Music Research. She has been involved in a number of collaborative artistic endeavours such as Waiting for Godot (dir. Kabi Thulo), Born in the RSA (dir. Warren Nebe), and one-woman act Miss Margarida’s Way (dir. Jessica Lejowa). Bongile has worked consistently to investigate the possibilities of merging music with other art forms. As such, more and more of her work follows a multidisciplinary trajectory in which she plays multiple artistic roles. Bongile is a full time member of the Drama for Life Playback Theatre Company. Bongile’s most recent achievement includes co-creating and starring in Dear Mr Government, Please May I Have A Meeting With You Even Though I’m Six Years Old? – which won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2017 National Arts Festival.
Dikelo Mamiala (Didi) is a versatile singer, songwriter and actress with a background in System Analysis. Her theatrical highlights include Hairspray; Evita and playing the lovable Didi in the smash hit Six Inches 3years in a row. Some of her greatest musical achievements to date have been: coming runner up in the Castle Milk Stout Songwriters competition in 2014, where she performed alongside SA sensations, Micasa; and releasing her debut EP titled ‘Awakened’ in 2016. Dikelo also co-produced the NAF 2015, 2016 & 2017 run of Six Inches. Dikelo is member of The Jittery Citizens Improv Comedy troupe.
Ginger Cube Productions is thrilled to be returning to The Joburg Theatre Fringe with this exciting, cutting edge show for a second season, under the new and watchful eye of the inimitable Phala O. Phala, who is sure to add his own brand of spice to this exciting production. Six Inches will titillate and entertain audiences young and old!