Storytelling to write home about…

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Graham Weir in Dead Yellow Sands. The show runs at the National Arts Festival till 2 July 2016
Graham Weir in Dead Yellow Sands. The show runs at the National Arts Festival till 2 July 2016

A production that has Fleur Du Cap awards for best lighting and best performance in a one person show did not disappoint. Graham Weir is an incredible story teller.

Everything about this show is minimalist but the storytelling. The show features a seated Graham Weir lit by simple lighting that alternately exaggerates, compliments or masks his features as he tells a number of stories, some in the first person, some in the third, all very real and all absorbing. Dead Yellow Sands, driven heavily by great writing and subtle delivery takes the audience on a ride, through various emotions, anger, pain, relief, sadness and joy.

The show takes the audience on a journey comprising stories that take the audience from Benoni on Joburg’s East Rand, past Hillbrow’s legendary Skyline bar through to a bandstand in a Cape Town city park.

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Graham Weir delivers the stories through a riveting script with subtle gestures and expressions that keep the audience gripped to the real, human and definitively South African characters and their stories.

-Etienne Shardlow, Artsvark
Etienne writes in his capacity as a lover of theatre.

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