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Time Plewman’s Caveman Comes To Jozi

Defending the Caveman. Tim Plewman. 2015.
Defending the Caveman. Tim Plewman. 2015.

The original Defending the Caveman will spend the end of the year in The Big Smoke. The comedy classic will entertain egolians at Monte Casino and The Victory Theatre through November and December.

Considered one of South Africa’s best solo comedies, Defending the Caveman explores the complexities of romance and relationships with truthful hilarity. Through his Caveman, Plewman ensures his audience spend the show in stiches but walk away with something to think about.

Plewman has an uncanny knack for capturing his audience, and whether you choose to take a partner, friend, family member or colleague along to see the show, you will not regret spending the evening with one of Msanzi’s most revered comedians.

Testament to this is the fact that his audiences keep coming back “I am going to bring my wife here to see it,” said Geoffrey Matenji from SAfm radio with tears rolling down his cheeks from laughter. And he is not alone on this.

As the country’s longest-running and most successful solo comedy, this tongue-and-cheek gem will form part of Parker’s Comedy and Jive at Monte Casino, with Sunday matinee shows during November and December, and then at the Victory Theatre stage every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings over December.

The December run of Defending the Caveman offers an excellent year-end function option; enjoy a three-course meal and the show at The Victory Theatre to celebrate and say goodbye to 2016. Alternatively, take your friends or family out for a night of delicious food and deep belly laughs.

Defending the Caveman will show at Monte Casino as part of Parkers Comedy and Jive every Sunday at 3.30pm until 18 December. It will then go on to run at The Victory Theatre every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm from 30 November till 31 December.

Tickets for both the Monte Casino and Victory Theatre shows are available at Computicket. For more information, visit www.timplewman.co.za, www.newvictorytheatre.co.za and www.parkerscomedy.com. Alternatively, connect with Plewman on Facebook and Twitter.

About Tim Plewman

Plewman has become one of the most sought after actors in South Africa, equally at home in drama or comedy. He is a dancer, humourist, director, writer and producer.

From his first leading role in 1978, in the comedy, Happy Birthday, Plewman has remained at the very top of the acting world for over 30 years with numerous awards and unique achievements that set him apart from the rest.

He has starred in such diverse comedies as Two Into One (Fleur du Cap Award Best Actor), Doubles (Vita Comedy Award for Best Actor), Heel Against the Head (Vita Award Best Director) and of course, the play he is most remembered for, Defending the Caveman (Vita Award for Best Comedy Actor), which re-wrote theatre history by breaking all SA show records. Plewman decided to hang up his caveman skins after 9 ½ years and 1544 sold out performances… until now.

Plewman has also starred in numerous musicals, three of his favourites being, Snoopy!!!, Tom Foolery and Singin’ in the Rain.

As a writer, he has penned some memorable plays like Grin & Bare It, Breakfast with Dad, and The Insatiables, which won the Best Play of the Year, SA Comedy Awards. In addition, Plewman has written such TV series as The Carruthers Brothers with Bill Flynn and Pure Plewman for MNET.

He is a prolific voice-over artist and, together with his wife, Cathy, has a highly successful production company which has produced 18 theatre pieces and over 160 corporate productions and videos.

In June 2013, Plewman was acclaimed for his tour de force performance in the one-man play, The Last Moustache, written by Greg Viljoen, performed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. It is the story of an actor forced to play a Hitler double during the last weeks of WWII.

His book, classically titled Fitness for Old Farts was published by Random Struik, and rocketed to number 10 on the best sellers list in SA within the first month of hitting the bookshelves. This hysterical book centres on a serious subject close to Plewman’s heart; fitness and health. This book gave rise to Plewman’s latest play Gym & Tonic: The Memory of an Old Muscle, which premiered at this year’s Grahamstown National Arts Festival and made the list of the 30 best attended performances at the Festival.

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Made In India: A Performance Lecture

Made In India is a performance lecture exploring the issue of commercial surrogacy. Indian sociologist and actor, Amrita Pande, is the sole performer in this aesthetic interpretation of her research in the field, under the direction of Danish director, Ditte Maria Bjerg.

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Surrogacy is a rapidly growing industry in India. Poor women can gain up to a five year salary in nine months. They do it to improve their lives, to gain independence and to be able to send their children to school. At the same time, couples from all over the world have their dream of parenthood fulfilled. This raises many questions such as; ‘Is it a win-win situation?’, ‘Does it evidence global capitalism?’ and ‘Does it exploit poor women of the Third World?’

Made In India invites the audience on a fascinating journey to Doctor Patel’s baby farm in the Indian town of Anand. Here the story focuses on two Indian surrogate mothers, one client and the owner of the clinic, Dr. Patel. The narrative follows them from the ‘ordering‘ of a child, to the fertilization, pregnancy and the birth via caesarean. As a part of the performance Amrita will answer questions from the audience.

Made in India started off as a co-production between Riksteatern (Sweden), Odense Teate (Denmark) and Global Stories, a Danish organisation that produces research-based performing arts that explores the socio-political realities of our new “flat world”.

In 2010, stage director Ditte Maria Bjerg met Amrita Pande who wrote a book, Wombs in Labour (published in 2014), about surrogacy in India based on a decade of field research. Pande and Bjerg decided to create a theatre performance about the invisible stories of the surrogate mothers. It became the documentary performance Made In India – Notes from a Baby Farm.

Made In India opened in Stockholm in 2012 and toured all over Sweden. In 2013 and 2014 the performance played at several venues in Denmark. In 2015, Made In India went through a last transformation to become a performance lecture. It premiered at the University of Copenhagen and has since been staged, amongst other places, at the 2016 United Nations Women Deliver Global Conference.

The performance’s set design is by Filippa Berglund.

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Reviews for Made In India have been glowing:

“An internationally significant performance that will hopefully travel around the world” – Anne Middelboe Christensen, Dagbladet Information (Danish newspaper)

“..a sharp and entertaining analysis of global capitalism and extreme economic inequality” – Svenska Dagbladet (Swedish newspaper)

“Amrita Pande glows with life and commitment as the authentic centre of the performance” – Monna Dithmer, theatre critic at Politiken (Danish newspaper)

Made In India (A Performance Lecture) will run for one night only at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective in Observatory, Cape Town on 18th November 2016 at 7pm, admission is R50.

Amrita Pande holds a PhD in sociology. Her interests as a researcher and educator are: gender, globalisation and social groupings. Pande currently teaches at the University of Cape Town and published the book Womb Work: Commercial Surrogacy in India at Columbia University Press in 2014.

Ditte Maria Bjerg has worked as a stage director for almost 20 years. Bjerg works in her own company, Global Stories, with research-based docu-fiction, using performative and interactional strategies. Her theatre projects deal primarily with economical, sociological and political issues. Among her latest productions are Paradise – a Pinoy Café and Ni hao Nuuk. Since January 2014, Bjerg is additionally the chairwoman of the Stageart Committee of the Danish Art Council.

Filippa Berglund is an architect educated at the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. Berglund has been working with architecture and stage design projects as a freelancer since 2006. For many years she has been working closely with Global Stories and Ditte Maria Bjerg on a variety of productions.

Global Stories (2009) is a Danish based production company, founded by stage director Ditte Maria Bjerg. They produce research-based performing arts and dig into the socio-political realities of the globalised world. Their megalomaniac desire in all the projects is to share new territories with their audiences, touch their hearts and strengthen their orientation as global citizens. Besides that, they are busy doing research for I am also Somalia (to premiere in February 2017).

 

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The Father: Most Acclaimed New Play Of The Decade Opens Next Week

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Starring Marius Weyers, The Father peers inside the mind of Andre, a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch? The Father is a funny, sad and poignant roller coaster ride on a fight against dementia that twists and turns with all the excitement of a taut thriller. The powerhouse cast includes Anthea Thompson, Emily Child, Brent Palmer, Nicholas Pauling and Amy Louise Wilson.

Book now.

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Cinema Nouveau Screens Terence Rattigan’s Devastating Masterpiece The Deep Blue Sea From National Tehatre Live

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Cinema Nouveau is excited to announce the next two broadcasts from National Theatre Live, which will be screened at its cinemas during October. Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea releases on Saturday, 15 October for limited screenings, with a landmark of 20th century musical theatre, The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens, on the big screen from 29 October.

The acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea was filmed for broadcast to cinemas around the world from the National’s Lyttelton Theatre, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with production design by Tom Scutt, lighting by Guy Hoare, music by Stuart Earl, sound by Peter Rice and movement direction by Polly Bennett.

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer (Helen McCrory) is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with Freddie Page (Tom Burke), a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court Judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

The full cast is Helen McCrory as Hester Collyer, James Alper, Marion Bailey, Katy Brittain, Tom Burke (Freddie Page), Hubert Burton, Adetomiwa Edun, Elsie Fallon, Nick Figgis, Nick Fletcher, Yolanda Kettle, Andrew Lewis and Peter Sullivan.

“Achingly good. Helen McCrory delivers one of the performances of the year.” – Evening Standard

Terence Rattigan was one of the most influential playwrights of the mid-20th century. His plays included The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version, Separate Tables, Flare Path and After the Dance, which was produced at the NT in 2011 (Olivier award for best revival). He is still the only playwright who has had two straight plays run for over a thousand performances in London’s West End simultaneously.

Helen McCrory and Carrie Cracknell reunite following the acclaimed Medea in 2014. Helen McCrory’s other theatre work includes: The Last of the Haussmans, Blood Wedding and The Seagull for the NT; The Late Middle Classes, Old Times, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (Donmar Warehouse) and As You Like It (West End). Her extensive film and television work includes Skyfall, Hugo, Leaving, A Little Chaos, Peaky Blinders, Penny Dreadful, The Queen, Harry Potter, Street Life (RTS and Monte Carlo Best Actress Awards), Anna Karenina, The Jury and North Square (Critics’ Circle Award).

Carrie Cracknell’s recent work includes Medea and Blurred Lines (NT), Macbeth and A Doll’s House (Young Vic, West End and New York) and Wozzeck (ENO). She is Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre and an Associate Artist at the Young Vic, and was previously Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre.

Hear a podcast of the director, Carrie Cracknell, and designer Tom Scutt discussing the production here: soundcloud.com/nationaltheatre/the-deep-blue-sea-carrie-cracknell-and-tom-scutt

The Deep Blue Sea releases on South African screens from Saturday, 15 October 2016, for four screenings only: on 15, 19 and 20 October at 19:30 and on 16 October at 14:30 at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. The running time of this production is two hours 30 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

For booking information on The Deep Blue Sea, download the Ster-Kinekor App on any smart phone for updates, news and to make a booking. Visit www.cinemanouveau.co.za or sterkinekor.mobi. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For queries, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).

The discounts and benefits for cardholders of SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club loyalty programmes apply for all live theatre productions. Special prices for school and group bookings are also available on request.

Launched in 2009, National Theatre Live (NT Live) enables audiences to experience the best of British theatre throughout the year, as the National brings cameras into the auditorium to record and broadcast performances from stage to screen. NT Live broadcasts have been seen by an audience of more than 5.5 million people at over 2 000 venues in 50 countries.

The next production from NT Live, to be screened at Cinema Nouveau from 29 October, is he classic musical theatre piece, The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and directed by Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road). Broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre, with Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

As London’s East End scrubs up for the coronation, Mr and Mrs Peachum gear up for a bumper day in the beggary business. Keeping tight control of the city’s underground – and their daughter’s whereabouts.
(Contains filthy language and immoral behaviour!)

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Stof Rooi Goes To The Cape Town Fringe

Dustin Beck in Stof Rooi - photo credit Betalife
Dustin Beck in Stof Rooi – photo credit Betalife

Stof Rooi, directed by Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Theatre Directors Bursary winner for 2016 and Fleur du Cap nominee Jason Jacobs is a solo show performed by Dustin Beck.

Imbued with intricate foot work and the magic of dust, Stof Rooi explores a boy running – from his name and from his bloodline, towards a future filled with more promise and hope and meaning. Made possible by Theatre Arts Admin Collective, the production debuted at The Obs Family Festival earlier this year followed by a successful run at the KKNK Uitkampteater.

Edgy and sophisticated with the growing KleiSand aesthetic of the Northern Cape space/time continuum, Jacobs and Beck have tapped into the haunting dreamscape between the world of the ancestors and present day reality.

The sound and movement speak to the dream space of the ancestors in a language and vocabulary that the boy does not understand, yet is rooted in his body. The world of the real is the language of school systems and gang initiations. Both worlds are fighting to occupy his body and the boy’s fight is against both and to prove himself beyond a culture and heritage that seems to him to have no future.

Originally performed at the Obs Family Festival, it was remarkable to watch high school learners from the Cape Flats engage with the performance and really physically understand a struggle that is at times poetic and ethereal and tinged with sadness.

Stof Rooi will run at the Cape Town Fringe from 29 September until 3 October. It invites schools, learners, teachers and parents to have a conversation about masculinity and expectations that many young men in South Africa find difficult to discuss.

Tickets are on sale for R60. Stof Rooi is suitable for young people 13+ and accessible to all.

Tickets can be booked here:capetownfringe.co.za/events/stof-rooi

About KleiSand Teater

KleiSand Teater aspires to invest a positive thinking in our youth and wider society through inventive and cutting-edge theatre and dance making. The emerging theatre company is resident at Theatre Arts Admin collective in Observatory and has produced numerous works over the last two years which include Kalahari Swaan (Artscape New Voices programme), In Wag Van (under the TAAC Emerging Theatre Directors Bursary 2016) and Karretjie Gebed. A company for young people and led by young people that believe that a shared focus of stories and ideas enable a rediscovery of self. To invite. To involve. To heal.

About director, Jason Jacobs

Jason Jacobs is a Fleur du Cap nominated director and 2016 recipient of the Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Theatre Directors Bursary. He is a theatre-maker, playwright and mentor for the ASSITEJ SA Theatre4Youth Western Cape Mentorship programme. Jacobs formed part of Magnet Theatre Early Years Company and co-created work for children aged 0-7 years with great success in 2015. Highly skilled in acting, dance and physical theatre, he co-founded KleiSand Theatre investing a positive thinking in the youth of South Africa through inventive and cutting-edge theatre and dance making. Jacobs lectured Drama in Education at various institutions and facilitates drama, dance and creative writing workshops for non-profit organisations.

 

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Thando Doni And Theatre Arts Admin Collective Present Ubuze Bam

ubuze_bam_-_bongani_dyalivana_eric_menyo_lazola_sikhutshwa_photo_sithembele_jnr_webTheatre Arts Admin Collective is presenting the raw, visceral and deeply honest play – Ubuze Bam at the Cape Town Fringe Festival from the 30 September to the 5 October 2016. This production has seen successful runs at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective and the National Arts Festival earlier this year.

Ubuze Bam is the stories of four young men who are ex-offenders. The title literally means ‘my nakedness’. This is very apt as Bongani Dyalivana, Eric Menyo, Lazola Sikhutshwa and Ntsika Tyalana take the audience on a journey that is emotional and vulnerable as they lay bare different prison experiences.

The project was originally developed in consultation with the Young in Prison (YIP) entrepreneurship programme. It was an intense five week creative and rehearsal process for the post-release programme participants. It resulted in a performance that is being shared with the wider community and has become a production that has launched these young men into employment.

The director, Thando Doni, used a very organic approach as he worked with the young men. He asked questions such as “Who are you?” and “What does your name mean?” to elicit words that became sentences that became a poem. This would lead to movement and the creation of a scene.
These men may not have theatre skills but they have experiences. Through the telling of these painful but real stories we are allowed into the inner world of people who are often dismissed by society. Their humanity is reclaimed as these men are healing through the power of performance and theatre.

It is a well-known fact that performance work in prisons fast-tracks the healing process. American Hollywood actor, writer and director Tim Robbins is helping to rehabilitate offenders using commedia del’arte to enable prisoners to tap into and express the extreme emotions that are pent up within them. What has emerged from this six-year programme is that the number of prisoners re-entering the prison system post their release has been dramatically reduced.

This is a must see production for anyone who questions the power of performance and the willingness for people to change their lives if given an opportunity. Vulnerable and exposed, these men are on a journey.
Ubuze Bam is an extraordinary experience.

It is designed by emerging theatre and lighting designer Kabelo Chalatsane and directed by Thando Doni. He is the winner of the Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Theatre Directors Bursary in 2012 and most recently acclaimed for his outstanding production Ityala Lamawele at Artscape in 2015.

Performances at Ithemba Labantu, New Eisleben Road, Phillippi:
Tuesday 20th September @ 5pm
Wednesday 21st September @ 5pm

Performances take place City Hall 3:
Friday 30th September @ 4,30pm
Saturday 1st October @ 12.30pm
Sunday 2nd October @ 2.30pm
Monday 3rd October @ 6.30pm

Performances at Guga S’thebe in Langa take place on:
Tuesday 4th October @ 2pm
Wednesday 5th October @ 2pm

Bookings can be made on www.capetownfringe.co.za / 0860 002 004.
Tickets cost R60.

Touring to schools:
Ubuze Bam has had extremely successful performances for young people aged 14 and older. Every performance is followed by a Q&A with the cast. This enables the audience to process the experience in a way that is both beneficial to scholars and cast. If you are interested in Ubuze Bam coming to your school to perform for Grades 9-12, please contact Caroline on 021 447 3683 / calburn@mweb.co.za

 

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Candid Confessions Fundraiser

An exclusive one-night performance of Candid Confessions at The Milnerton Playhouse on June 25 at 8pm is a fundraising event to secure funds for our staging of The Beauty of Incomplete Things at the Fringe at The Joburg Theatre in July.

Candid Confessions IS NOT a re-staging of the World Premiere production of The Beauty of Incomplete Things that took place at The Intimate Theatre in January 2014, but offers a clever telling of the story.

In Candid Confessions the characters of David ( Wojtek Lipinski) , Tommy ( Rowan Malcolm Studti) and Steve ( Andre Lombard) are trapped in limbo after the tragedy of what happened during their encounter in the cabin that fateful weekend, and poignantly reflects on what happened through introspective and intimate conversation with the audience.

Drifting in and out of a circle of light, they share their thoughts through Candid Confessions….

Filled with humour, pathos and candour, Candid Confessions is a provocative and intimate journey into the hearts and souls of three befuddled men trying to redeem themselves through a final confession. Possessive love, obsessive fantasy and tainted passion clash head-on in an alluring emotional journey of love, wrath and redemption, where three rivals discover that there lies beauty in incomplete things.

Candid Confessions is written and directed by Daniel Dercksen and features the same cast of The Beauty of Incomplete Things who are now in rehearsal for the tour to Johannesburg.

Make sure not to MISS this special fundraiser and support our team on our journey to Johannesburg.

Tickets are R120 and bookings can be made online at www.milnertonplayers.com or by calling 072 474 1079. You can also send an email to beauty@writingstudio.co.za or visit www.writingstudio.co.za There will be a cash bar and you are invited to share light snacks with the cast after the performance

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Sexual Perversity In Chicago By David Mamet

Sexual Perversity In ChicagoDavid Mamet’s notorious one-act dark comedy filled with profanity and regional jargon that reflects the working-class language of 1970s Chicago. A young couple, illustrator Deborah (Melissa Haiden) and office manager Danny (Alistair Moulton Black), fall in love but their relationship soon suffers horribly through their suspicion-sowing “best friends”, sexist-ranting macho, Bernie (Pierre Malherbe), and cynical elementary school teacher, Joan (Marlisa Doubell). Heading up the team is Fleur du Cap Life-Time Achievement Award-Winning director, Professor Chris Weare.

This was Mamet’s first hit play that put him on the map as a playwright in 1974 – and shocked Chicago in the process! By today’s standards, the play is rather tame, but certainly addresses timeless issues such as the misunderstandings that can complicate sexual relationships and the way some people wreck others’ happiness in the name of saving it.

This masterpiece, with undercurrents of loneliness, hope, and tragedy, forms part of the national curriculum for Drama and Literature in many states of America and is studied world-wide.

Hot on the heels from the Edinburgh Festival, where he directed two shows, Professor Chris Weare returns to South Africa to tour ‘Vigil’ and direct ‘Sexual Perversity in Chicago’ for the Sugar-daddy Theatre Company.

Newly established in 2010, Sugar-daddy is a boutique theatre company based in Cape Town, which seeks to make independent theatre possible by way of sponsorship and profit-share.

Sugar-daddy was awarded the ‘People’s Choice’ Fleur Du Cap earlier this year for their 2012 production ‘I am Hamlet’.

Venue:  Intimate Theatre, 37 Orange Street, Cape Town
Dates: 21st September – 5th October 2013, 8pm (excluding Sundays, Mondays, and Public holidays)
Price: R80 (Students/Pensioners/SAGA Members R70)
Strictly no under 18s
Tickets available through Computicket
Stand-by tickets available at the door on the night (full price only)
Special Offers: ‘Early Bird’ tickets, R50, available through Computicket
‘Half Price Tuesday’, R40, on Tuesday, 1st October.

Cast
Melissa Haiden, Alistair Moulton Black, Pierre Malherbe, Marlisa Doubell

Director
Chris Weare

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Elnora En Nirvana

From writer, designer, director, performer: Nieke Lombard with Chanmari Erasmus

Elnora‘Elnora en Nirvana’ is a three time award winning production that tells the story of an old woman, Elnora whom is a sponge and material puppet. Elnora reminisces every day about her past and life together with her spirit, Nirvana. Her inner child makes an appearance in her reminiscence, as the clock keeps on ticking…

Van Rensburg Pathologist Prize for Best Free State Production 2012 Vryfees

Nominated for Best Debut Production Vryfees 2012 together with ‘Oskar en die Pienk Tannie’ solo piece with Sandra Prinsloo

Winner of the Herrie-kanna for Ground Breaking work 2013 KKNK, nominated with Nicola Hanekom ‘Trippie’, Jaco Bouwer ‘Balbesit’

Winner of Slurpie-kanna for Best Upcoming Artist (‘Elnora & Nirvana’, ‘Pruttel’) 2013 KKNK

“A journey of life that encompasses unusual elements, that in a short time unfolds stirringly in front of you. Lombard must not just be complimented for her manipulation of puppets (excellently supported by Chanmari Erasmus) but definitely also for an excellent debut text”. Volksblad 2012

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“Nieke Lombard controls her movements, her voice and her puppets with sensitivity and care as she leads us through a simple yet emotive journey. It is the way that she handles the puppets and particularly the way that she relates to Elnora that we are quickly drawn in to the memories that she creates. With a background of carefully selected mood music, we rapidly feel for the aging Elnora as she approaches the end of her life in a dignified way”.  Dawn Haynes Musho 2013

“Moving, meaningful and eminently watchable, Elnora and Nirvana was a highlight of Musho! 2013”.Gisele Turner – Going Places Musho 2013

Afrikaans text
Adult Puppetry
Rosebank Theatre
16 Alma Road, Rosebank
14 – 16 August 2013
20:00
R100
Bookings at webtickets.co.za

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Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show

FROM 10 JULY 2013
TUE – FRI 8PM | SAT 4 & 8PM at The Fugard

rocky-horror-posterThis saucy, racy musical, which features hits like “Science Fiction/Double Feature”, “Dammit, Janet!”,  “Sweet Transvestite” and the infamous “The Time Warp” and “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me” tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named
Rocky Horror. There they meet some of the strangest creations on the planet.

The production, which has gathered a world-wide following with its hilarious adult content and story line, features a stunning, all local cast and will be directed by Matthew Wild. Designers on the production are Tina Driedijk and Penny Simpson with musical direction and supervision by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Stefan Lombard.

The Fugard Theatre will be transformed to bring you the Rocky experience of a lifetime! Get dressed in your best gear and come and enjoy this madcap, musical romp!

The Rocky Horror Show stars Brendan Van Rhyn, Paul Du Toit, Jenny Stead, Pierre Van Heerden, Adrian Galley, Andrew Laubscher, Daneel Van Der Walt, Dominique Maher, Lucy Tops, Shaun Smit, Jenna Robinson Child & Angela Inglis.

The production is not suitable for children younger than 16.

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