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Friday, January 8, 2010


(Pic: Grant Jacobs who appears in “My Name is Lucky”)

Line-up for this year’s mini festival of One and Two Hander Theatre at Catalina Theatre.

The Performing Arts Network of South Africa (PANSA) KZN will be hosting the fifth Musho International Theatre Festival of One and Two Person Theatre at the Catalina Theatre in Wilson’s Wharf from January 14 to 17.

Rumpsteak, sponsored by Pentravel, is physical theatre comedy suitable for all ages. Directed by Rob Van Vuuren and performed by Gaetan Schmid, this one man show takes audiences on a magical trip behind the scenes in a French restaurant. Conveyed through delightful sound effects, Rumpsteak brings to life the sizzle of sensational cooking and spontaneous waiters. It fills the senses with laughter and intelligent insight. Performances January 14 and 15 at 20h00.

Senzo Mthethwa is a comedy directed by Kumseela Naidoo and performed by Senzo Mthethwa in which a black South African boy tells the story of his upbringing in a staunch Indian household. The cross-cultural comedy will leave audiences wondering whether Senzo is a black man in an Indian body, or an Indian in a black man’s body. Suitable for ages 16 and up. Performance on January 15 at 18h00.

Amagama Amathathu is puppet storytelling at its finest. Directed by Gisele Turner with puppets by Wendy Nel, performers Mpume Mthombeni and T-Bone Hlahane offer true stories of South African communities brought to life by eight gorgeous puppets and told with sympathy, pathos, compassion and a touch of humour. This production is brought to you by the joint winners of the 2009 Musho audience favourite award and is suitable for all ages. Performance on January 16 at 16h00.

It’s Me, Nomfundo is a drama directed by Bandile Mkhize and performed by Silindile Ndlovu. It is the story of a woman in search of her identity after she has been consistently denied her identity document by the Department of Home Affairs and deals with identity, womanhood and being held hostage. Suitable for ages 16 and up. Performance January 16 at 18h00.

Iain EWOK Robinson is LIVE. Two-times festival favourite winner Ewok is back with a bang at Musho with his hip-hop poetry. His signature cutting edge commentary will be combined with exciting multi-media visuals. Don’t miss it! Performed by Iain Robinson, the show is suitable for ages 12 and up. Performances January 16 at 20h00 and January 17 at 18h00.

Conscience is directed by Thomas Mpoeleng and performed by Mandla Biyela and Andile Mdletshe and offers award-winning performances from this hit at the Ekhaya Multi Arts Isigcawu Festival. The drama deals with the story of two brothers, a car crash, and the bitter fight for the money left by their parents. Suitable for ages 14 and up. Performance on January 17 at 14h00.

My Name is Lucky is a piece of physical theatre directed by Jean van Elden and performed by Grant Jacobs. It is the compelling tale of a street urchin with a heart of gold who works as a car guard, acrobat and professional beggar. Lucky believes that he is like a seagull soaring the skies and seas alike, dipping into the bottomless ocean but always emerging triumphant. Suitable for ages 16 and up. Performance on January 17 at 16h00.

Ticket prices R50 (R25 pensioners and students). Three show deal: R100 buy two get one free on Saturday or Sunday, or R200 five ticket special for any shows (except Rumpsteak)

Bookings through Thandeka on 031 305 6889 or email Catalina Theatre Tickets now available online at or at or at / For more info, contact PANSA administrator Domy Cortes on 031 208 9430 or 073 719 0444, email or visitg

For full programme see separate article – Musho! Mini Festival