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Saturday, February 27, 2016


(Shona Johnson, Chantal Snyman & Annalisa Gxabu)

Brother and sister collaborators, Ashwin Singh and Shantal Singh, in association with Daphne Kuhn will present the comedy-drama Beyond The Big Bangs at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square in Sandton, Johannesburg, from March 1 to 12.

Written and directed by award-winning playwright, Ashwin Singh, the work features highly regarded KZN performers - Shona Johnson, Chantal Snyman and Annalisa Gxabu.

The production premiered at the Playhouse Company’s South African Women’s Arts Festival in August 2014 and played to wide acclaim. The play continues Ashwin Singh’s legacy as an innovative creator of authentic, multi-cultural South African work and it features in his 2013 anthology Durban Dialogues, Indian Voice, published by UK publishers, Aurora Metro Books.

Despite dealing with many controversial issues, Beyond The Big Bangs is filled with humour and pathos and is sure to entertain audiences in the vein of Singh’s other major works, namely To House, Spice ‘n Stuff, Marital Blitz, Shooting and PopCom.

Singh’s works have regularly been selected by the Playhouse Company and Catalina UnLtd for their artistic programmes. He is a chief mentor of the Playhouse Company’s development programmes and has presented several governance workshops for Catalina UnLtd. His works have toured throughout South Africa and to India.

Daphne Kuhn previously hosted his acclaimed dramedy, Spice ‘n Stuff in 2011. Singh said that he was “delighted and honoured” to be back at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square and praised Kuhn for her commitment to produce cutting edge, multi-cultural South African works.

Bookings through Auto & General Theatre on the Square on 011 883-8606 or Strictly Tickets on 082 553 5901 or for all online bookings