With just less than one week still to go until the start of the National Arts Festival, more than 1 000 tickets have already been sold for London Road.
This Standard Bank Golden Ovation Award winner, and triple Fleur du Cap recipient, has been captivating critics and audiences alike since it premiered in March last year.
Presented by KBT Productions, London Road will be performed at St Andrew’s Hall from 30 June to 5 July and from 8 to 10 July.
“The team has been both delighted and overwhelmed by the advance demand for tickets,” says Simon Cooper of KBT Productions. “A number of performances are already virtually sold out and tickets are moving steadily on a daily basis.”
Directed by multiple-award winning Lara Bye and featuring Fleur du Cap winners Robyn Scott and Ntombi Makhutshi, London Road tells a tender, funny story about an unlikely friendship between two women from diverse backgrounds whose lives collide in a Seapoint apartment block. They take comfort in finding that common themes unite them and discover the healing power of friendship.
Writer Nicholas Spagnoletti won a Fleur du Cap award for Best New SA Script and the stellar creative team includes acclaimed performer, designer and puppeteer, Craig Leo for design, Faheem Bardien for lighting design and original sound by Braam Du Toit.
The press have hailed the show as “….simply brilliant… radiates beauty and empathy” (Sunday Independent); “…. a warm, witty and wise drama” (Business Day) and “…one of the Festival’s must-sees” (Cue).
“There are universal themes in London Road that resonate with all us – fragmented families, fear of being alone or getting older and the joy in finding true friendship,” says Cooper. “Combined with the powerhouse performances, Lara’s poignant direction and the acutely observed script, London Road is a hot ticket!”
London Road will be performed at St Andrew’s Hall on 30 June at 13h30; 1 July at 15h30; 2 July at 10h00; 3 July at 13h30 and 17h30; 4 July at 16h30; 5 July at 22h00; 8 July at 10h00 and 14h00; 9 July at 12h30 and 10 July at 12h00.
Tickets cost R70, R75 or R85. Tickets to the show on 10 July cost only R43.
Production: London Road, presented by KBT Productions
Written by: Nicholas Spagnoletti
Directed by: Lara Bye
Cast: Robyn Scott and Ntomboxolo Makhutshi
Set, props and costume design by Craig Leo and Lara Bye
Lighting Design by Faheem Bardien
Original Sound by Braam Du Toit
Original Set Concept: Lara Bye
Venue: St Andrew’s Hall
Dates: 30 June – 5 July and 8 – 10 July