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  1. Woza and Termite

    Award Winning Shows at the Hex

     

    TQ and Impilo TermiteTwo acclaimed awardTQ and Impilo Woza-winning productions will be performed at the Hexagon next week, with some shows especially for schools. TQ Zondi and Mpilo Nzimande are back with their remarkable performances.

     

    Woza Albert! won an Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2015 and Termite – Tall Tales for Big People has just won the top award at the recent Musho! Festival in Durban.

     

    They will be running at the Hexagon as follows:

     

    Tuesday 16th February:       10.30am  Woza Albert!

                                                    6.30pm    Termite

     

    Wednesday 17th February: 10.30am  Termite

                                                    6.30pm    Woza Albert!

     

     

    Cost:  R60 (R50 for students) per show

     

    To book, email hexagon@ukzn.ac.za

     

    Enquiries: 033 2605537

     

     

     

    About the shows:

     

     

    WOZA ALBERT!

    Woza Albert! is one of the plays for which South African theatre is best known internationally. Its style of storytelling has inspired and influenced theatre companies around the world, and it remains one of the most vibrant examples of satirical anti-apartheid South African Theatre, and is often referred to as the forerunner of Protest Theatre. It demonstrates innovation and creativity during a seminal period of theatre in this country.
    This classic of South African theatre asks what would happen if Christ (Morena) came back to 1980’s apartheid South Africa. The show is primarily a satire that highlights the absurdities of apartheid and displays the talents of two dextrous actors, in this case TQ Zondi and Mpilo Nzimande, who play a range of ordinary characters on the street. Directed by Peter Mitchell, the production is a high energy explosion of creativity and humour with a dark edge as Morena's life is relived in an apartheid context.
    Bringing Woza Albert! to the stage honours the creative genius of Barney Simon, and reminds us of the tragic lunacy that was apartheid, as well as the continued search for compassionate, intelligent and humane leadership. This production looks back from a new perspective at what changed the face of Poor Theatre worldwide.

    What people have said:
    ‘Woza Albert! is fast-paced, seamless and electric with energy.’  Critter


    ‘Zondi and Nzimande were.. wonderful clowns, masters of character change and slick all round.’ The Witness

    ‘The actors (are) remarkably good, the production superbly inventive, the staging and lighting outstanding.’ Ralph Lawson

     

    ‘..this quintessential anti-apartheid play still draws audiences like ants to syrup.’ Cue

     

     

    Termite! Tall tales for Big People.

    Written by Greig Coetzee

    Performed by TQ Zondi and Mpilo Nzimande.

    Directed by Peter Mitchell     

    Can there be anything more delightfully wacky than the combination of the high energy performance style of TQ Zondi and Mpilo Nzimande and Greig Coetzee’s brilliant penmanship?

    The delicious and astute Termite! combines physical theatre, satire and a dash of lunacy as it blends traditional folk tales with modern South African life. This  fast-paced trilogy of stories tells tales of various animals as they take on Minicab Taxis, Colonel Sanders and try to explain why dogs sniff each other’s behinds! This is satire of the most hilarious and cutting variety.

    Fresh from winning the coveted Audience Favourite Award at the Musho! Festival in Durban and having full houses at last year’s Hilton Arts Festival, Termite performers Zondi and Nzimande have made a name for themselves nationally as Ovation Award winners for Woza Albert!, as well as their moving performances in The Island. They have just had rave reviews for their performances  in the annual adult Panto in Durban, Aladdin Grey St.

     

    ‘…brilliantly clever, hilariously funny and exquisitely creative’,

    ‘Performances are quite simply superb’.  ArtSmart


     

  2. Acoustiq Assassins

    Acoustiq AssassinsAcoustiq Assassins

    The Hexagon Dive, UKZN Pmb

    Saturday 20th February at 7pm

    Tickets R60

    For bookings call 0713618945 or 0613514706 or email acoustiqassassins@gmail.com

    Acoustiq Assassins brings you a soulful twist with love melodies. Their sound can’t be put in one box as their music has elements of RnB, soft rock and afro soul. They aim to touch souls through their music and their songs have a deep-rooted message which they hope will educate people.

    Acoustiq Assassins is a local band made up of 4 talented members Noma Khumalo, Gugu Mdladla, Junior Mazibuko and Siphesihle Bhengu. They believe in creativity, originality and influencing people in a positive way. Their music create images in one’s mind and they are inspired by everyday life and the people of Pietermaritzburg.

    Experience an evening of romance with your loved ones serenaded by the “The Assassinators” accompanied by Erin Fourie (Idols Top 10 Finalist), Brandon Bosch, Chase Sithole and hosted by Sade Wagner on the 20th February 2016 at the Hexagon Theatre Dive.



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