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KOLLIG ARTS FESTIVAL (article first published : 2003-08-13)

This year’s Kollig Arts Festival is to present 10 shows from August 21 to 24 at the Port Natal School in Dirk Uys Street, Umbilo.

Koos Krüger, organiser of this annual highlight on the Durban arts calender, and the local Teatergilde showcase the best productions from Oudtshoorn’s Klein-Karoo Arts Festival.

A highlight of the festival is an already sold-out performance by top cabaret artist, Nataniël. There will also be a colourful revue titled Frankie and Freddie by vocalist Danie Niehaus and the North West Children's Choir conducted by Bernard Krüger. In this programme, popular music of Frank Sinatra and Freddie Mercury of Queen will be showcased. The well-established singing brothers, The Cambells, will also perform.

Playwright Hennie van Greunen has directed two festival choices, Jong Dames Dinamiet and Pello.

The former is an acclaimed hilarious comedy starring Marion Holm and Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck (also known as Dowwe Dolla) and has a lot to say about women and all the issues surrounding their daily lives. Festival-goers can look forward to seeing television star Pedro Kruger in Pello, a much-praised show that offers a fun mix of original material.

Johann Nel and Joanie Combrink offer a spectrum of Afrikaans poetry in their excellent production Lief-Lief deur Afrikaans. With background music by saxophone player René Belcher, this is a memorable performance of verse on the ever popular theme of love and presents a fun mix of classical and pop pieces, as well as original material and comic items.

Man S.nw, written by Madeleine Volschenk and directed by Juanita Swanepoel, is another drama on the festival bill. It teams Johann Nel and Pieter Retief. Well-received in Oudtshoorn, it centres on the secrets and misunderstandings between a teacher, his family and his pupils.

Also worth checking out is Die Uurwerk Kantel based on a familiar novel by Marie Heese. The sketches revolve around the theme of womanhood with Joannie Combrink and Susanne Beyers as the stars. A must for music lovers is the two-woman revue of contemporary songs, Jill-Jol, featuring Cutt Glas’s delightful Jolette Odendaal and Jill Middlekop.

Bookings and enquiries during school hours at the booking office at Port Natal School on 031 205 6369. Tickets range from R25 to R50. For more information on performances or accommodation options, contact 031 903 6527 or 082 463 8517 or visit http://myweb.absa.co.za/hantie1/




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