The 1989 smash hit ‘Curl Up and Dye’ has been reinvented and is coming to the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square in Sandton from Wednesday March 20 until April 20.
Set in a struggling Johannesburg hair salon the show struck a chord with SA audiences as the five female characters grappled with the notion of a New South Africa just as the political winds of change were sweeping the country.
The witty dialogue tapped into the minds of ordinary South Africans just as the legislative, physical and psychological barriers of apartheid were beginning to crumble.
The brainchild of Sue Pam Grant, ‘Curl up and Dye’ was so successful that it is regarded as a South African theatre classic; it was reproduced many times in school and university productions and was even included in high school curricula. The show enjoyed a run of several years and won a cache of top awards both locally and internationally.
Now Daphne Kuhn has reworked the script for a modern audience and is hoping the 2013 version will have the same success.
Offering a fresh view, the script is complimented by archival history which creates a collage type effect of both the present and past.
The show boast a fine cast including Quanita Adams, Robert Colman, Hlengiwe Lushaba-Madlala, Lesedi Job-Smith and Cindy Swanepoel.
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