From stage to small screen: Shreds and Dreams

Written by Tashi from the blog Tashi's TV on 02 Sep 2011
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Portia out and about with writer, gal pal and actress Bongi Ndaba.

Portia Gumede's bringing another of her dream projects to the small screen. It's taken over three years but it's happening and starts on SABC1 next Thursday (8 September) at 22h30.

It's called Shreds and Dreams and it's a four part mini-series based on a play that Portia starred in at the Market Theatre. It's written by Bongi Ndaba and was directed for the Market by Clare Stopford.

SABC1 bought the rights to the play way back in 2008 and Portia and Bongi started working on it then. Portia spoke about it when I chatted to her about her series Izingane zoBaba that was on at the time.

Bongi - who played Thembeka on Izingane zoBaba - and Portia have been gal pals since they were at tech and have worked on various projects together.


Portia: ... I acted in it as a play and I just fell in love with it and wanted to make a series.

They'd already started production on it at the time - and were hoping for a 2010 premiere. It's taken longer and now it's arrived.

The series is about three young women who've grown up in a rural area and feel trapped and judged. They move to the city to find independence and freedom and find that they can't escape their past.

Headliners in it include Linda Sokhulu, Lerato Mvelase, Gugu Masondo, Melusi Yeni and Baby Cele.

Shows in this post: Shreds and Dreams

Channels in this post: SABC1


02 Sep 2011 08:02

I am first Yippeee now I know what it feels like to be the firt to read an article... Lemme go read then come back to comment....

02 Sep 2011 08:19

Why the late night slot though.

02 Sep 2011 09:28

i love portia gumede's productions...looking forward to this one.,.mara eish it airs too late

02 Sep 2011 09:42

Thursday and 22H30 when i am already snoring, agree with Cheesa they should have chosen other actors and actresses, i love Linda Sokhule and Melusi Yeni but i feel they are everywhere. If it was on Friday night, then its okay, i will set a reminder to watch

02 Sep 2011 10:16

Wherever you see Linda Sokhulu, expect to see Melusi Yeni too. I'll watch, though... I remember the first time this "out-and-about" picture was put up on the site. TVSA bloggers can be funny, tjo! We had so much fun talking about those teacups..

02 Sep 2011 11:20

Talented sistas! I sleep late but i think 22:30 is very late. Anyway its after my chick flicks.

I always forget JACOB'S CROSS coz its aired late and i feel CROSS always! 

02 Sep 2011 11:48

Eish 22h30 is very late for me..

05 Sep 2011 08:35

i will also like to know you the more,and i want you to send an email to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am.
he banna cicilia!

05 Sep 2011 14:56

A headsup that the time's changed for the show - it'll now be on at 22h00 because of Kenny Kunene's show disappearing: Kenny Kunene banks on

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