Pay Back The Curry! in Sandton

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Pay Back The Curry will run at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square from 22 November to 15 December
Pay Back The Curry will run at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square from 22 November to 15 December

Daphne Kuhn by arrangement with Siv Ngesi presents Mike van Graan’s Pay Back The Curry! at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square from November 22.

For regular audience members, families, corporates and companies, looking for the perfect, fun-filled, provocative and hilarious entertainment for the start of the festive season… look no further!

Pay Back The Curry opens at Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square from 22 November. This satirical revue achieved a rare feat at the 2016 National Arts Festival by selling out all its eight shows. The Festival newspaper, CUE, described it as “an important production for all South Africans… clever, witty and on-point… a brilliant performance”.

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With the script by award-winning playwright Mike van Graan (Green Man Flashing, Bafana Republic and Rainbow Scars) theatre icon Rob van Vuuren directs the young and multi-talented Daniel Richards.

Daniel Mpilo Richards performs in "Pay Back The Curry". Photo: Cue/Dani O’Neill
Daniel Mpilo Richards performs in “Pay Back The Curry”. Photo: Cue/Dani O’Neill

The 70-minute show takes on many current, topical themes which have proved popular with audiences ranging from Franschhoek and Delft to Khayelitsha and Jabulani in Soweto.

Audiences have responded enthusiastically to the topicality of the piece, its cathartic commentary and the outstanding performance of Daniel Richards.

Pay Back The Curry will run at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square from 22 November to 15 December. There will be 6 performances per week – Tuesdays to Fridays at 20:15 and two shows on Saturdays at 18:00 and 20:15. Enquire about dinner show specials and group discounts. Call the theatre on 011 883 8606 or book online: www.theatreonthesquare.co.za

Originally produced by Siv Ngesi, the show has received consistently warm responses from audiences and critics alike:

“’Curry’ is soooo, soooo funny… and this kid can act… Daniel Mpilo Richards… one of the most exciting young talents in South Africa” – Tony Jackman, Daily Maverick

“Sometimes, you witness something AMAZING, like this show, and all you can say is YOHHHH!” – Marc Lottering

“…a searing mix of wit, intelligence and social commentary… Richards is an absolute gem” – Lesley Stones, Daily Maverick

“…provocative, intelligent, emotive and extremely witty…” – Siyabonga Mahomba, What’s On Cape Town

“Be prepared to feel, laugh, to think .. .and hopefully to continue to do all three long after you have left the Baxter Theatre” – Dylan Coetzee, Cape Town Theatre Scene

“Met elke satiriese en komiese hou wat in Pay back the Curry val, verminder jou frustrasievlakke en glimlag jy meer” – Marina Griebenow, Die Burger

 

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