“An outstanding voice of the night was long blond haired Capetonian Richard Skirton who blew everybody away with his vocal prowess on Paul Simon’s ‘Sound of Silence’ and the iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.”
With the focus on the fragile and ever-changing relationships between the protagonists, Van Graan illuminates those moments where change is possible – when the chance to act humanely flickers momentarily.
The writing is palpably beautiful and you want to hold and savour each turn of phrase, but it is the potency of Sello Maake kaNcube’s performance that makes it sing as a theatre piece, with all the requisite dignity and vulnerability that holds it together.
A simple tale about bullying and friendship which is told with a deft directness, a sparkly sense of self and a true spirit of collaboration, enabling everyone on the creative team to give of their very best.
This tender and quivering yet seemingly bruised body of close to 40 works, is collectively about quirky humour, dark laughter and the slithery teasing apart of mythical practices, fairytales and idioms.