Jon Keevy’s new play ‘Get Kraken’ will be showing at the Intimate Theatre on 37 Orange Street, Gardens, over the next two weeks. Directed by Kim Kerfoot, the play recently delighted a full house audience at the Alexander Upstairs theatre.
‘Get Kraken’ is a tale of high adventure; there are poachers, plucky heroes, ice-cold villains, breath-taking battles and a sea monster bigger than anyone can imagine, all brought to larger-than-life by four actors. There are no fancy props or CD players making sound effects. All will be realised by the actors. Audiences are invited to follow the four sweaty actors on a journey beneath the ocean on the hunt for the greatest catch of all… the Kraken!
“The challenge with the show is that people, when you describe the story, automatically label it a kids’ show,” says director, Kim Kerfoot. “The audience at Alexander Upstairs loved it though. It’s done in a comic book, physically demanding style, much in the vein of Andrew Buckland or Magnet Theatre.”
Kerfoot recently won the Fleur du Cap’s Rosalie van der Gucht prize for Best New Director for ‘Statements Made After and Arrest Under the Immorality Act’, which showed at the Fugard Theatre. He directs Jason Potgieter, Shaun Acker, Stefan Erasmus and Dylan Esbach in this new South African play.
Keevy wrote ‘Under the Stars’, ‘Above the Tree’ and ‘Owl’, which will head to the Brighton Fringe Festival in May by invitation.