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Tuesday, April 23, 2019


(Cara Roberts. Pic by Jonathan Burton – taken at 2018 Hilton Arts Festival)
The world does its best to break everyone and everything, but afterwards most things are stronger in their broken places. The King of Broken Things is an adventurous and magical excursion into the rehabilitation of broken and discarded objects, hearts included. An ingenious mix of old school theatre magic and modern technology brings this enchanting tale to life in the most endearing way imaginable.

Following on from the hugely successful, whimsical show 1 Man, 1 Light, and the beautiful ethereal, Jakob. respected lighting guru, Michael Broderick brings his latest creation, The King of Broken Things, to the Seabrooke’s Theatre at DHS for two shows only this week. Written and directed by Michael Taylor-Broderick, the play features Cara Roberts. It premiered at last year’s Hilton Arts Festival.

“I've learnt a few things since becoming a father and this is an attempt to encourage grown-ups to revisit and re-inhabit the magical places in our minds where we freely and recklessly roamed as children. It's about believing in and following your dreams throughout your lifetime. It's dedicated to all the fathers who continue to inspire their children to believe in the magic and beauty of the world,” says Broderick.

The King of Broken Things runs at Seabrooke's Theatre at DHS (Durban High School) on Thursday April 25 and Friday April 26 with performances at 19h30.

Tickets R100 (R60 youngsters 15 and under). The show is appropriate for family viewing.

Booking through Stacey on 083 778 6090 or Michael on 083 778 0590 in advance, or cash at the door.