Feast of the Uninvited (also known as Fees van die Ongenooides) is a South African period drama miniseries created by PG du Plessis and set during the Boer War which focuses on the lives of those who had to endure and suffer through it.
The war became the ultimate test of who they really were for Captain Brooks, Harry the Welsh miner, the wealthy Van Wyk family and people like Daantjie van Wyk and his beautiful wife, Magrieta.
The backdrop to this story is the South African Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), fought between the British Empire and two Boer Republics in Southern Africa. This mini-drama series focuses on the lives of those who had to endure and suffer through it.
When the great insurrections, revolutions and wars sweep over everyday people, their social fabric is torn to shreds, their futures become uncertain, their lives open-ended. And in their desperate predicament they find themselves doing what would have been unthinkable during the secure and predictable times of peace.
To Captain Brooks, Harry the Welsh miner, the wealthy van Wyk family and people like Daantjie van Wyk and his beautiful wife, Magrieta, the war becomes the ultimate test of who they really are.
Perhaps only the little dreamer, Fienatjie Minter, understands the unspeakable things that suddenly engulf their daily lives... because, in her strange dreams, it is only she who can hear the dying children sing.
Produced by Sonneblom Ateljees, Feast of the Uninvited is an M-Net Original Production. Originally broadcast in English, the series was translated into Afrikaans as Fees van die Ongenooides.
The series was written by PG du Plessis, directed by Katinka Heyns and produced by André Scholtz. The supervising producer for M-Net was Marida Swanepoel. Music was by Peter McLea.
There are six episodes in the series, but only five aired on SABC2.
Season 1 Cast
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Cobus Rossouw ... Narrator
Jana Cilliers ... Magrieta van Wyk
Lika van den Bergh ... Magrieta van Wyk (younger)
Karl Thaning ... Philip Brooks
Neil Sandilands ... Daantjie van Wyk
Maurice Carpede ... Soldaat
Anna-Mart van der Merwe ... Martie van Wyk
Amor Tredoux ... Gesina van Wyk
Rika Sennett ... Dorothea van Wyk
Marius Weyers ... Danie van Wyk
Stian Bam ... Petrus Minter
Marguerite Wheatley ... Nellie van Wyk
Recurring / Guests
McKayla Potgieter ... Fienatjie Minter
Hanri Griesl ... Sussie van Wyk
Louis van Niekerk ... Grandpa Daniël van Wyk
Isabella Mostert ... Sannie Minter
Lene Cronje ... Driena van Wyk
Paul Lückhoff ... Jakob Minter
Albert Maritz ... Wynand van Wyk
James MacEwan ... Harry Walsh
Mioshia Hähn ... Katie Minter
Gretchen Hähn ... Kiewiet Minter
Sandra Ferreira ... Grandmother
Dyllan du Plessis ... Grandson
James Borthwick ... Joey Drew
Robyn Olivia ... Claire Stead
Marcel van Heerden ... Greeff
Clare Marshall ... Daphne Walsh
Johan van Vuuren ... Barber
Iain Winter ... Corky McCork
Jacques Gombault ... Hans Carstens
Samantha Renzinger ... Young Woman
Jessica Dowie ... Young Woman
Amiel Bushakovitz ... Captain Brooks' Hand Double
Mathew Lotter ... Soldier Johnson
Damon Berry ... Soldier H A Green
Schuyler Vorster ... British Carpenter
Marna Gey van Pittius ... Mrs Walsh's Neighbour (as Marna Gey von Pittius)
Hykie Berg ... Fredericks
September Mcube ... African Messenger
Sandra Kotze ... Mrs Hansen
Tinah Mnumzana ... Siena
Marlene Kilian ... Claire's Minder
Francois Davel ... Grandson
Johnny Potgieter ... Nellie's Baby
Junior Tonkin ... Stunt
Ockert ... Ox Handler