District Six – The Musical
Show Date: 2017-03-03
MPAA Rating: Family
Production: NTN Premier Productions
Writers: David Kramer & Taliep Petersen
Performers: The musical stars Adriano Visagie as Cassiem, Patrick Sam as Nines, Severiano Willemse, Gift Uzera & Jeanne Januarie as Sexy Boys, Romulus Pieterse as Henry, Johne Louw as Hester, Bianca Heyns as Galiema, David Ndjavera as Damaka, Steven Afrikaner as Sophia, Jesaya Namamlemo as Archie, Heather Dennis (Miss H) as Broertjie, Roya Diehl as Sandy, Mervin Claasen as Pang, Danielle Gilbert as Mary, Chantelle Uiras, Peo Baitsile & Michelle Namases as Delphonics, Anathi Hans as Barber, Terrence Husselmann as Policeman, Don Stevenson as Goldman & Charl Botha as Vosloo and plenty of other amazing actors who are more than ready to bring the heat to the stage.
Storyline: The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) under its Premier Project is staging ‘District Six’ a musical by one of South Africa’s best known theatre personalities David Kramer and the late Taliep Petersen The musical will be on stage from the 03rd – 04th of March 2017 at 20H00 directed by veteran Namibian Director, Tanya Terblanche. The NTN’s Premier Project is aimed at staging productions with international themes and standard. These are either commissioned or self-produced works. These productions bring together the best of Namibia’s actors, directors, producers, designers and technicians to present some of the world’s challenging text to live on stage. With a star studded Namibian Cast and Creative, District Six promises to not only entertain you, but also leave you feeling all kinds of emotions. This is a show for the whole family not to be missed!!! 1.BACKGROUND: District Six (South Africa, Cape Town) in the 1960s was a place where all kinds of people lived. A place of different religions and races; rich in its diversity; rich in its nineteenth century architecture. A place where music was important. Where culture and tradition were revered. That it was impoverished and dilapidated, that there was crime and overcrowding, cannot be denied. But what is important, is that it was a place where people had a sense of themselves as a community. The place had spirit. A spirit that made it special. A spirit that is missing in in the sprawling townships and suburban developments of today. In 1966 the District was declared a white group area by the apartheid government and people who were not white were forced to leave their homes. Shortly afterwards the bulldozing and destruction began and continued for thirteen years until the area was razes. Only a few churches and mosques remain. 2.WHAT TO EXPECT: The play marks the 50 year anniversary of forced removals from District Six. A moment in history that cannot be forgotten, the productions honors the bustling creative suburb that was home to many Capetonians. Most of the songs featured in District Six were written by David Kramer and his partner, the late Taliep Petersen. Evergreens such as The Seven Steps of Stone, Lonely Girl, Sexy Boys, Mavis and It’s New Year. There are also traditional songs and new Kramer compositions such as the 11th of February, Cowboy and Vandag Issie Dag. ‘District Six’ is a perfect celebration of the people who lived in District Six and their music; its vibrant filled with song, dance, lots of laughter amazing costumes and at the same time providing you with evocative glimpses into a vanished world. Prepare to be blown away!!!! 3.CREATIVE TEAM: DIRECTOR TANYA TERBLANCHE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR VICTORIA NAHOLO MUSICAL DIRECTOR ENGELHARD #UNAEB Tickets for the play are available at all Computicket Outlets, including the NTN Box Office http://online.computicket.com/web/event/district_6/1107251740/542099549 4.DAYS AND TICKET TYPE PRICE Friday, 03 & Saturday, 04 March 2017 N$ 100.00 Adults N$ 50.00 Senior Citizens, Students & Children Here is a short video link that gives a bit more information on what district six is about. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=district+six+kanala&&view=detail&mid=AFE9DC278A1864F1F2EBAFE9DC278A1864F1F2EB&rvsmid=5D38910DA63A630021275D38910DA63A63002127&fsscr=0&FORM=VDFSRV For updates on the show and to participating in our competitions and win free tickets, kindly follow us on https://www.facebook.com/NationalTheatreOfNamibia; www.ntn.org.na; https://twitter.com/NTNNamibia & @NTNNamibia on Instagram
Director: Tanya Terblache