1 May - 18 August 2012
The Fugard Theatre, Cape Town
20 Sept - 18 November 2012
Montecasino Theatre, Johannesburg
"Kat and the Kings is a musical that every South African should see in their lifetime.....and every tourist too for that matter. This award winning musical is a piece of pure brillance beating in the heart of the rich artistic history and creativity of this city"
- Faheem abz Abrahams, whatsonincapetown.com
Produced by Eric Abraham and directed by David Kramer, the double Olivier award-winning Kat and The Kings stars veteran actor Danny Butler as Old Kat and newcomer Dean Balie as Young Kat, supported by an energetic young cast. Donveno Prins directs a live onstage Rock 'n Roll band with music by the legendary Taliep Petersen.
Set in District Six during the 1950s, it tells the story of a teenage vocal harmony group following their dreams of fame and fortune despite the obstacles of an apartheid South Africa.
"...the energy of the cast, who put not an imaginatively choreographed foot wrong, had the full house on its feet, well before the last song was sung"
- Steve Kretzmann, City Press