A
 
Web www.artsmart.co.za
A R T S M A R T
arts news from kwazulu-natal

music
www.artsmart.co.za
enquiries@artsmart.co.za
 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
 

NB: as of 23 September 2008, all new artSMart articles are being published on the site news.artsmart.co.za.

PIRATES OF PENZANCE (article first published : 2005-06-15)

The pro-active Johannesburg high school, Northcliff High, has been coming to Durban in June for the past six years to present their annual musical.

At the beginning of the project, which saw a production of Chicago in 1999, the visionary headmaster of the school maintained that if the sports teams could go on tour, then so could the drama and music teams.

The school does not have drama or music as part of its curriculum but year after year director Nick Jourdan skilfully manages to extract excellent performances from his casts. The productions grow in stature and he manages to achieve standards which are highly professional in their presentation.

Held in the Playhouse Drama, as always, The Pirates of Penzance will be the 7th production from Northcliff High which last year brought Me and My Girl. Other productions include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Guys & Dolls, Oklahoma! and The Mikado

It is a particularly sad year because its the last time that many of these talented young persons will be seen in a Northcliff High production, says Nick. It is also a year of great celebration as Pirates boasts the cream of a crop and there has probably never been this amount of talent together in a production at one time. The show has enjoyed a phenomenal and record-breaking success with its run in Johannesburg.

The Pirates of Penzance runs at the Playhouse Drama from June 28 to July 3. Book at Computicket.




 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
a co-production by caroline smart services and .durbanet. site credits
copyright © subsists in this page. all rights reserved. [ edit ] copyright details  artsmart