What a breath of fresh air and testament to how the arts knows no prejudice...it just gets in there and grabs you...no matter where you're sitting!
Charming local experience with Pa Joe Kleintjies leading the soulful cast in song and dance with his twinkling eyes hinting at his warm quality and charisma not being limited to his on stage persona. This colourful production was delivered with pizzazz and passion, despite the rather small turnout - I would recommend they pack away the large number of unused tables on a quiet night to enhance the cosy theater ambiance.
The buffet was an outstanding array of traditional Cape Malay and traditional 'Boerekos' favourites. Prawn and Chicken Curry, potato bake and Malva pudding hit the spot on a blustery autumn evening. The show has a definite local slant and out of towners or foreign visitors can, upon per-arrangement, receive a programme synopsis of the show printed in no less than 12 languages to help put this spirited show into context.
I enjoyed the interaction with the cast and the wonderful performances which made me extra proudly South African - what talent we have in our country!
I did not enjoy being harassed by beggars once we'd left the supper stage and its perhaps an idea for Richard's Supper Stage and Bistro to employ a security presence to ensure patrons do not leave with a bad taste in their mouth.
It was particularly nice to meet co-owner Roland Seidel who seemed to be enjoying the show as if he'd seen it for the very first time!
Thanks to all who made this evening possible, it was most memorable!
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