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Week-long birthday bash at the Kalk Bay Theatre

Kalk Bay Theatre celebrates its 10th birthday from 11 to 15 March with a week of one-off performances from some of South Africa's top artists.

For the past decade the Theatre has presented a varied programme of world-class entertainment across drama, comedy, dance and music. From the first production on 12 March, 2004, Tales of an African Knight, to shows such as the multiple award-winning London Road, which premiered on the Kalk Bay Theatre stage and went on to win a Best Actress award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Robyn Scott, the theatre has created a unique dinner and theatre experience where guests can linger after the show and meet the performers in a relaxed environment.

The line-up for the week will feature a different programme each night, starring some of the artists who have been part of Kalk Bay Theatre's journey. On 11 March, long-standing Tuesday night resident, TheatreSports performs an extra-special show and theatre luminaries Nicholas and Liz Ellenbogen take to the stage.

Week-long birthday bash at the Kalk Bay Theatre

A top secret, surprise artist

Wednesday night brings a top secret, surprise artist, while Thursday is a celebration of dance that will sweep you off your feet. Multiple award-winning Follow Spot Productions - which has also brought its dazzling energy to the revamped Kalk Bay Theatre Kitchen and Bar - is on the bill, with theatre co-founder Helen Cooper and Friends. There will be a sneak preview of the forthcoming Undermined, directed by multiple award-winner Tara Notcutt and featuring the talented team of Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, Luke Brown and Stefan Erasmus. Undermined will be performed at Kalk Bay Theatre in April.

Friday night's line-up includes the eternally popular Gaëtan Schmid, whose quirky style has delighted audiences at Kalk Bay Theatre, where he has performed many of his one-man shows, such as The Belgian, Body Language, Rumpsteak, The Dog's Bollocks and The Incredible Beer Show.

On Saturday night there's a grand finale of Rob van Vuuren and James Cairns, who have both performed in numerous shows at the theatre and appeared together in Brother Number. Audiences will know Cairns from his shows Rat, Sitting Man, Dirt and Sie Weiss Alles, while Van Vuuren has presented Electric Juju and Rob van Vuuren is Rob van Vuuren.

Special birthday show and dinner packages will be available for the Kalk Bay Theatre 10th birthday week. Tickets cost R175 and include dinner, show, wine and birthday cake.

For information and bookings, go to www.kalkbaytheatre.co.za.


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