‘The Dog’s Bollocks’ transcends language limits at KBT

‘The Dog’s Bollocks’ transcends language limits at KBT

The humorous one-man physical theatre comedy ‘The Dog’s Bollocks’ will take to the stage at the Kalk Bay Theatre April from 21 to 27 after a run at the KKNK.

Director Rob Murray (FTH:K & UBOM) and Actor/Author Gaëtan Schmid have joined their creative forces to create a unique theatre event that is ultimately a side-splitting celebration of people’s need to communicate and desire to be understood.
‘The Dog’s Bollocks’ plays out in a classroom where an eccentric Professor, from some unnamed East European country, can’t wait to share his passion for the history of the English language in his very particular and peculiar lecturing style.
His English is, to say the least, not very good. His vocabulary is quite limited, so he often has to resort to a bizarre mix of mime and gestures to communicate effectively to the audience, with hysterical consequences.

After a short summary of the history of the English language, the Professor analyses comical and often absurd situations that could be caused by language misunderstandings. It seems like a Hamburger might just be a person, and a hotdog, well … isn’t it a hot dog?

Schmid is a Belgian theatre artist currently living and working in Cape Town. After studying theatre at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, he toured to festivals and theatres all over the world with exciting new creations.
Since arriving in South Africa 13 years ago, Schmid has produced, created, written and performed his original one-man-shows, with the most recent three productions being ‘The Dog’s Bollocks’, ‘Rumpsteak’ and ‘Body Language’. The latter two productions have met with great enthusiasm at previous KKNK’s.

‘The Dog’s Bollocks’ has had sold out performances at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown (2006 to 2008), as well as at the Kalk Bay Theatre (2006 and 2007), Intimate Theatre (2007), The Witness Hilton Arts Festival (2008), Woordfees (2008) and Fofame (2008).

* Performances are at 8.30pm nightly. For bookings and for more information, visit www.kbt.co.za.