After its premiere and sell out success at the National Arts Festival this month, the satirical revue Pay Back the Curry!, written by award-wining playwright Mike van Graan and starring Daniel Richards, will be presented at the Baxter Theatre from 15 to 27 August 2016, followed by a short run at the Kalk Bay Theatre, from 30 August to 10 September 2016.
In the tradition of the awarding-winning Bafana Republic satirical revues that used sport and the FIFA World Cup as entry points for biting social commentary, Van Graan’s newest hit comprises a series of sketches that makes audiences think even as they laugh out loud. The creative team includes Siv Ngesi (Producer), director Rob van Vuuren, and the multi-talented Daniel Richards who depicts a variety of characters in text and song that comment on all things contemporary, from falling fees, through sparrows on statues to Zupta zombies! Pay Back the Curry! went through a rigorous developmental process with initial drafts being performed to a variety of different audiences ranging from the Franschhoek Literary Festival to the Makukhanye Art Room in Khayelitsha, with written feedback after each show informing the next drafts.
Actor Daniel Richards has been recognised by audiences and critics alike as “an awesome talent”, with “such versatility” and “excellent range” and the production has been hailed as“satire at its best”, “a clever script” and “brave”.
Pay Back the Curry! is at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from 15 to 27 August 2016 with performances Monday to Friday at 7:30pm and on Saturdays at 5pm and 7:30pm, with tickets from R70pp and bookings through Computicket. Shows at the Kalk Bay Theatre run nightly from 30 August to 10 September 2016 at 8:30pm with tickets costing R125pp via 0217887257. PG16