Bridge Theatre, Northlands Primary: 16 – 18 June 2023
The Durban Theatre community is excited to announce the inaugural family-friendly 031 Theatre Festival at the fabulous new Bridge Theatre at Northlands Primary School in Durban North from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June.
The theatre festival has been spearheaded by Aaron Mcilroy (MACBOB Productions) and Michael Broderick (Theatresmiths) and will feature various productions that are performing at this year’s National Arts Festival in Makhanda / Grahamstown. The festival has been carefully curated to ensure that there is something for theatre lovers of every age.
There are two productions for young theatre lovers: The Great Big Enormous Turnip – a happy, hilarious, vigorous, wild 40 minute romp through the deep dark woods – suitable for the whole family Staring Bryan Hiles and Cara Roberts (and various audience members). (All ages)
Fri 16th June @ 12.00 (45 mins)
Sat 17th June @ 12.00 (45 mins)
Sun 18th June @12.00
Inspired by The Never-Ending Story, The Adventure of Who is a magical quest through a mystical land, written and performed by Kaylee Mcilroy. (PG 5)
Fri 16th June @ 14.00 (45 mins)
Sat 17th June @ 14.00 (45 mins)
For grown-ups: A Vegan Killed My Marriage is written and directed by multi award winning film director, Craig Friemond and stars comedian Aaron Mcilroy. (PG 12)
Fri 16th June @ 18.00 (55 mins)
Sat 17th June @ 18.00 (55 mins)
Yesterday’s Hero stars Ovation Award winner Patrick Kenny as a hapless soap opera doctor who accidentally kills a local crime boss – an hilarious dive into the privileges and pitfalls of minor celebrity. Written by Kenny and directed by award-winning comedian, Aaron McIlroy. (PG 10)
Fri 16th June @ 20.00 (55 mins)
Sat 17th June @ 20.00 (55 mins)
Finally, The Flame in The Snow, the hidden affair between two of South Africa’s most prolific writers’- letters written between Andre Brink and Ingrid Jonker – their passion, their heartache, and their ultimate devastation as their gripping love affair unfolds. This poignant, raw celebration of the power of the written word, is directed by Bryan Hiles and performed by Cara Roberts and Mpilo Nzimande. (16+)
Sun 18th June @ 14.00 (70 mins)
Good to Know:
All shows are R100 (excluding booking fee) and are available through Webtickets
Secure parking available
Refreshments and snacks on sale
Northlands Primary is found at 20 Gleneagles Drive Durban North

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