Athol Fugard is South Africa’s most significant and internationally acclaimed playwrights. He found inspiration in Nieu- Bethesda where he owned a house. Several of his plays were written in the town. “The Road to Mecca” (which was inspired by Helen Martin’s Owlhouse), “Valley Song”and his latest play, “Coming Home”, are based in Nieu-Bethesda.
“Love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a writer. I’ve never written out of anger, although anger has informed love.”