Megan's Head

A place where Megan gets off her head.

post script

Fred and Marcel responded gracefully to my open letter in a private email and promised to forward their retraction to all recipients of the original letter, as well as my response.


open letter to Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer


Weird stuff


  1. jo

    My granny always said that the way things begun was the way they would continue. I suppose she meant, the more things change the more they remain the same. Her best friend, speaking about a theatre production said, “don’t miss it while you can.” I am going to do just the opposite. I am going to give “Assassins” a miss. I am pleased that Megan will be allowed to see it, because I will at least be able to read about it, here, I suppose. Actually, this kind of banning leaves me feeling anxious and scared. It was vicious and arrogant, and I for one have had enough.

  2. megan

    Thanks Jo, for saying things I just can’t right now. I’m also feeling anxious, scared and angry. I want to go back to a place where I can write and say what I think. I’ll see how I go with regard to Assassins. It doesn’t seem like seeing a production is a prerequisite for commenting on it though, so we can all start having opinions.

  3. The Saint

    Hey Girl, don’t you dare stop writing and remember “noli illegitimi carborundum”.

  4. megan

    Thanks too Saint,
    Is that a veggie pasta sauce?

  5. jo

    Shame, the power of hindsight: I notice today that if one Googles NewSpace Cape Town, the tenth item up is Fred & Co’s original banning diktat (see below) in which they complain about Megan’s Head’s Google presence.

  6. megan

    You gotta love the internet! Still one of the things that theatre people don’t understand is that the reason why I often come up in a google search for a play or theatre, is because I am always the first and sometimes the only person to write about a show on line!

  7. Candice van Litsenborgh

    I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Please don’t not support artists because of this. I’m in Assassins and would love to think that Capetonians would support a production on its merits and not choose to give my hard work a miss because of personal issues with the director treatment of someone. Myself and my fellow performers are suffering because of this as well as the current economic situation. We’re performing to audiences half the size of the cast and yet there are theatre patrons out there literally choosing not to see us regardless of the quality of the show.

    Well we are missing you. We’re playing to empty seats. Please support us! We are working our asses off – and believe me it’s not for the money. Be as angry as you want, hold a grudge if you want to, don’t see the show because you don’t have the R200 to spare, don’t see it because you know enough about it to know it holds no value for you whatsoever. But please – don’t skip a show because someone involved with it was rude.

    I know I’m nobody to you. But as someone who loves what she does and needs an audience to do it – please watch or don’t watch theatre for theatre’s sake. It’s enough of a battle without personal politics.

    And to Megan I hope we will see you there. I for one always value your opinion.

  8. Antje Rilk

    I can’t believe I am reading this. The show is fantastic!!!!!!You will have to advertise better. People unfortunately are not familiar with Stephen Sondheim and it is difficult to find information about the show . The show is so good, it would be a hit on Broadway!

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