Cape Town’s favourite Belgian, Gaëtan Schmid, will return to the stage in his new show, the appropriately titled ‘The Belgian’, that will run at Kalk Bay Theatre from November 6 to 30.
Schmid has delighted audiences with his quirky energy and style in shows such as ‘Rumpsteak’, ‘Body Language’ and ‘The Dog’s Bollocks’.
Directed by Brent Palmer (‘Bench’, ‘Race Card’), ‘The Belgian’ is Schmid’s humorous trip into the mind of a most misunderstood species: Belgians. Behind the façade of their clean little houses with their neat little front garden patrolled by smirking garden gnomes something obscurely wicked is lurking. Schmid will regale audiences with extravagant stories about everything and nothing, from his childhood amongst the cows in Belgium to understanding braai etiquette in present day South Africa.
The show was favourably received by the press at the National Arts Festival this year, with Cue proclaiming that the show was “a highly recommended crowd pleaser”. “Gaëtan entertains us with his signature panache and quirky style, sharing his comic, fascinating and limitless knowledge of what it means to be Belgian,” says Simon Cooper, owner of Kalk Bay Theatre.
Schmid studied acting and directing at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France. He produces, creates, writes and performs his own productions and has toured nationally and all over the world, including France, Russia, Sweden, Romania, the USA, The Netherlands, England, Wales, Uganda, Andorra, Spain, Scotland and, of course, Belgium.
* ‘The Belgian’ will be performed from Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm. Make use of the great early specials – tickets on November 7, 8, 9 and 13 to 15 cost R80, or R65 for the limited Gallery seats upstairs. Tickets to all other shows are R95 and R80 for Gallery seats. Doors open at 6.30pm and seating is unreserved.
To book, visit www.kbt.co.za.
Guests can enjoy Funki Chef’s Meal of the Day before, or after the show. Call 072 714 9559 for more information, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.