Audiences will be the first to see two brand new South African chamber musicals at the Athenaeum Theatre in Gqebera at the end of March. “La Familia” by Ntlantla Swana & Khanyisa Sigwanda, as well as “Call Me A Fool” by Leah Mari, are produced by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in association with Mandela Bay Theatre Complex. The production includes the acclaimed Janice Honeyman, who has provided dramaturgical support to the two new musical theatre writers. These musicals are the culmination of the inaugural “Cabaret and Beyond Festival”.
A SHOW ABOUT
THE PRESSURES OF BEING FIRSTBORN
IN A SOUTH AFRICAN TOWNSHIP FAMILY!
An exciting line-up of creatives and cast members have been assembled in Durban, where rehearsals are currently underway. Internationally recognized playwright and director Philisiwe Twijnstra is directing “La Familia”, a show about the pressures of being firstborn in a South African township family. Minenhle Sikhosana takes the role of Sihle, who must find ways to navigate the pressures from her family while trying to keep up with Lisa, her sassy schoolfriend, played by Kaylee McIlroy. Mom and Dad are played by Sam Hlophe, well known for her role as “Chunks” on Isithembiso and Mduduzi Nombela, a favourite on the Imbewu: The Seed television series.
Call me a fool
A MODERN-DAY TALE ABOUT
THE RISKS OF FALLING
IN LOVE TOO QUICKLY!
After the writing phase concludes a live staging of original songs will be presented in Durban with a small cast, opening 16 October. Two composers showing promise for developing material further will receive a writing grant to create longer format works that will be professionally staged, and will travel to the Mandela Bay Theatre Complex in March 2022. This will be followed by a short Durban season.
The Seabrooke’s Theatre in Durban
to 3 April
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24 to 26
Get your tickets at the Box office situated at Mandela Bay Theatre Complex.