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On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Frances Slabolepszy about National Arts Festival 2017.
Whistle Stop, Taking Flight & Fire House.
Whistle Stop makes its final return to the National Arts Festival in 2017, after a successful run in 2016 at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. Winner of a Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award and a PANSA New Writer’s Award, this is a love story like no other. “Whistle Stop is a precious and delightful thing and I urge you to make it your Whistle Stop…it is an hour of pure theatrical magic.” – Weekend Special, Megan Furniss, 2016
Taking Flight steps into the magical life and world of Roald Dahl.
“Human beans, come to the theatre and allow your imagination to take flight! Follow Roald Dahl as a young boy and journey with him through Mrs Pratchett’s sweet shop, his early school years and meet his favourite teacher. Plunge into scrumdiddlyumtious worlds of dirty beasts; oompa loompas, filthsome creatures, crocky-wocks and vitches. Get ready to take a leap, a jump, a skip, and fly with us through Dahl’s magical worlds.”
Fire House sees three actors transform a small space and a ladder into a myriad of imagined worlds. Using physical theatre and clowning they tell the stories of fire fighters working in the city of Johannesburg. Fire House is a devised offering, a social X-ray of the stories of three civil servants fighting fires against a backdrop of political instability and fires that cannot be contained.
Listen to Renos’ interview with Frances Slabolepszy here:
Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8am to 11am