national Arts Festival Banner

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


(Godfrey Johnson)

Mr Johnson Presents ... is the latest solo show from award-winning musician, composer, cabaret star, director and actor, Godfrey Johnson. Following a rave-reviewed run at Kalk Bay Theatre, KBT Productions brings this musical sit down comedy cabaret to the Hexagon Dive on the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus this weekend.

Armed with only his piano, his voice, and his wit, Johnson transports audiences to the cabaret houses of Europe, his local gym, the 80’s, the most hipster-ish of coffee shops, and the bottom of the ocean. Imagine Victor Borge meets Sid Vicious with a twist of Bach and Sinatra as Johnson entertains in his incomparable style, with songs about lovers, fanatics and noses. His dazzling range encompasses the work of Kurt Weill, Wolfgang Mozart, Tori Amos, The Sex Pistols, and maybe an Elizabethan Love Song or two.

His performances have been described as "... magnificently executed...”; "... pleasantly unpredictable..”; “4 stars”; “remarkably admirable …” and an “uncanny ability of mixing pathos with humour and a good dollop of sauciness”.

Johnson has performed over 20 one-man shows nationally and internationally and has worked for many years as a musician, director, actor and composer. He is well known for his interpretations of the music of Jacques Brel, and recently released the CD, The Shadow of Brel.

Mr Johnson Presents…  runs at the Hexagon Dive on the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-0Natal on November 21 and 22 at 19h00 for 19h30. Tickets R85pp and tables seat 10. These are Picnic Evenings, so patrons are invited to bring food, but no drink – there is a cash bar. Doors open at 18h45. To book email

For more information contact 033 260 5537.