Following the unanimous acclaim for the new cabaret, ‘Vaslav’, Godfrey Johnson will return with the show for three performances only.
These will take place at Kalk Bay Theatre on August 22 and 23 at 8pm, with a matinee on August 23 at 2.30pm.
“We knew that the artistic team had created something special with ‘Vaslav’, but we have been overwhelmed by the positive response to the production,” says Simon Cooper, Producer at KBT Productions. “Following universal rave reviews and sold-out houses, we have added three more chances for Cape Town audiences to catch this show.”
‘Vaslav’ celebrates the life and madness of legendary Russian Ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, who was a visionary and daring performer who changed people’s perceptions of male performers and of dance in general. The show blends together original and period music, with movement and video. Set in a mental asylum when Vaslav is an older man, his story unfolds in vivid fragments of memory and flashbacks to his past.
The stellar creative team includes director Lara Bye (‘Oskar en die Pienk Tannie’; ‘Rainbow Scars’; ‘London Road’; ‘Yellowman’), and performer Godfrey Johnson (‘Fifty Shades of Bambi’; ‘The Shadow of Brel’; ‘FAK Songs and Other Struggle Anthems’). Text is by Johnson, Bye and Karen Jeynes (‘Everybody Else (is Fucking Perfect)’; ‘Wake Up and Smell the Coffee’; ‘Kiss Kiss’), based on the diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky. Fiona Du Plooy (‘Angels on Horseback’; ‘Betesda’; ‘Babbel’) is the Movement Coach. Music is composed and arranged by Johnson, with additional song lyrics and text by Bye and Johnson.
* Age restriction: 13+ (Language and sexual reference).
Tickets cost R80 and R70 for Gallery seats, where you sit upstairs. To book, visit www.kalkbaytheatre.co.za.
Guests can enjoy a delicious supper before the evening show. For information and to book a table for dinner, call 079 361 8275.