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The King of Broken Things
The Bridge Theatre: Northlands Primary:
Fri 17 (7pm), Sat 18 (4pm), Sun 19 November (4pm)
The King of Broken Things – a whimsical, profound and poignant one hander by Theatresmiths’ Michael Taylor Broderick, featuring Cara Roberts (as a young boy) returns to the Bridge Theatre in Durban North, situated at the Northlands Primary School campus, for three shows only on Friday 17 (7pm), Sat 18 (4pm) and Sun 19 (4pm) November.
The King of Broken Things has received awards and accolades where ever it has performed: it was the only South African production to be invited to The Golden Dolphin International Puppet Festival, 2022 in Bulgaria where it won three international awards – three International Awards for Best Actress, Best Script and Best Director; it has won a National Arts Festival Gold Ovation Award; Assitej Cradle of Creativity Award and most recently, it won the Woordtrofee for Best Achievement at The Festival is Toyota Woordfees 2023 in Stellenbosch.
“The King of Broken Things dares its audience to imagine, to dream and most of all, to believe. It is a show about hope, about fixing and mending, about forgiving and about healing, all of these are key ingredients that are much needed in our beloved country right now,” says writer / producer / director Michael Taylor Broderick.
The King of Broken Things gently deals with many issues facing society today: bullying; prejudice; gratuitous waste; absent fathers and the futility and consequences of war. All of these themes are keenly and wryly observed by the young protagonist. Because these ideas are expressed by a child (played by Cara Roberts), they are more honest and forthright – acceptance is where change and healing begins.
The King of Broken Things is produced by Theatresmiths which is founded by Michael Taylor Broderick. It is a group of like-minded theatre practitioners intent on changing the world through the magic of theatre.
Good to Know:
Tickets in advance through Webtickets
Tickets R120 / R140
Fri 17 (7pm), Sat 18 (4pm), Sun 19 November (4pm)
Northlands Primary School: 20 Gleneagles Dr, Durban North.
Guarded on-site parking

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