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Thursday, November 1, 2012


(The vibrant cast members of “In Blood”)

In Blood, a vibrant heart-warming Disability Theatre musical drama production by African Sinakho Arts, has a short run at The Playhouse from November 8. The production is presented in association with Playhouse Company and is supported by National Department of Arts and Culture, Department of Rural Development and KZN Office of the Premier.

Written and directed by Bukelwa Cakata, conceptualised and co- produced by Ndileka Santi, the production is a showcase for the wide-ranging talent and commitment of a cast of 80 performers with various disabilities sharing the limelight with able bodied dancers.

Celebrating Disability Month and opening this year’s Festive Season, In Blood is a continuation of a national tour that was launched at the State’s Theatre in November last year. In Blood touched down at the Mpumalanga Mbombela Civic Theatre in April and made a stop at the Eastern Cape PE Opera House in August this year.

“The production seeks to entertain audiences with a unique blend of originally composed vibrant songs, popular traditional wedding songs, drama, contemporary dance, poetry and much more,” says writer and director Bukelwa Cakata. “In Blood is genuine musical theatre themed around the central concept of human blood, the source of life and sustenance that keeps us all functioning from day to day, that essential substance that is common to us all. This serves as a unifying thread that underlines a very real sense of commonality between the performers and their audience.”

In Blood will run in the Playhouse Drama from November 8 to 18. Tickets from R80 to R120 (R40 for group bookings). Booking is through Computicket on 083 915 8000 or on 031 369 9549 (office hours).

Performances are on November 8 at 18h30 (opening night), November 9 at 14h00, November 10 at 19h00, November 11 at 14h00, November 15 at 19h00, November 16 at 14h00, November 17 at 19h00 and November 18 at 14h00. The duration of the show is two hours including a 20 minute interval. For more information call 073 426 1049, email or or visit