Grant Jacobs will present his Standard Bank Ovation Award winner ‘PaperBoy’ at the Galloway Theatre at the Waterfront Theatre School, Port Road, Cape Town, from May 7 to 17 at 8pm nightly.
This fast-paced comedy filled with colourful characters tells the story of a boy finding himself in the mess of life and Murphy ’s Law. Full of laughs, love and real people it takes a humorous, but touching look at the ideas of self-fulfilment, ambition and truth.
Written and performed by Durban-born Jacobs and directed by the award-winning Liam Magner, ‘PaperBoy’ won a 2011 Standard Bank Ovation award at the National Arts Festival and has been performed across the country as well as at the Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) in Zimbabwe. It had its Cape Town premiere at Kalk Bay Theatre for a short run earlier this year.
Sneak peek at the plot:
Bobby Jones is a multi-faceted human being. By profession he is a newspaper delivery boy. However he also considers himself an aspiring detective, which often lands him and his misguided newspaper in trouble.
Bobby begins his day making a difference in the world by delivering the newspaper to the people of Alice Road, until his infamous right arm swings a newspaper into an open window hitting the late Mrs Moodley’s ashes flying into the air. This act of foolishness spins out of control and is a catalyst for a series of unfortunate yet amusing events which finds Bobby breaking into houses and using his ‘James Bond’ detective tactics to uncover some facts about his mother that were best kept under the rug.
Jacobs is an actor, singer and writer who has worked for a variety of theatre companies including The Playhouse Company, Catalina Unlimited, South African Dance Teachers Association, Themi Venturas Productions, The Actors Co-op, Main Street Management to name a few. He has performed in hit musicals such as ‘Jimbo!’, ‘Sasol Fever’, ‘Shall We Dance’, ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Juliet and the Romeos’, along with having success with an independent children’s theatre trilogy, ‘Bob And Rob Shows’. In 2010 his show, ‘My Name Is Lucky’ won runner-up for The Audience Favorite at the Musho! International Festival.
* For a taster of the show, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW6xzMo15V4&feature=youtu.be
Secure parking is available next to the School. Tickets cost R100. Bookings can be made by visiting http://www.waterfronttheatreschool.co.za.