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Sunday, May 21, 2023



(Right: Ralph Lawson)

Presented by the Playhouse Company on May 27 at 14h00 in the Loft Theatre, Ubuntu Bill, starring Ralph Lawson, one of South Africa’s best-loved stage personalities, is sure to strike a chord with theatre connoisseurs. 

Written and directed by Michael Broderick (Jakob, The King of Broken Things), this compassionate one-hander - which speaks to those who look at life through the prism of their disability – relates how, when the skies are clear, Bill can hear the moon calling.

Then he climbs onto his bicycle and goes as far as he can up into the atmosphere – because, you see, he has a yearning to live weightless, and not be afraid of falling.

He’ll tell you of his relationship with the moon, and his hopes that those who have been forced into corners, can make use of the light that reflects off him, to find their way through the pain of being different. A supply of tissues is recommended for the tender-hearted in the audience.

Tickets R100 booked through Webtickets. The Playhouse is situated at 231 Smith Street, Durban Central. There is parking in the Royal or the Albany.