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ARCHIVE MUSIC FOR SEEING RED (article first published : 2001-05-9)

An archive of "hidden" local music forms the exciting musical score for Seeing Red, Greig Coetzee’s (White Men With Weapons) latest work which has its world premiére at the Playhouse Drama Theatre on May 15.

Presented by The Playhouse Company and written and directed by Coetzee, Seeing Red expects to take local audiences during its run which ends on May 27. A new innovation on the drama scene is that Durban-based 3rd Ear Music will provide nostalgic musical score from its Hidden Years Music Project archives.

"The Hidden Years Music Project deals with local music that was restricted or banned, and covers the years from 1964 to1994. This was music that wasn’t commercially available, and was never heard on radio," explains David Marks, MD of 3rd Ear Music and a former well-known singer of Master Jack fame. "These artists were in fact very popular at the time, and played live gigs at festivals and concerts around the country."

Seeing Red is described as a "Natal" story set in Pietermaritzburg during 1986, and is played out against a backdrop of what Coetzee describes as a "forgotten" decade. "Nothing has really captured the essence of what was an exciting, crazy and terrible time. Days of suddenly realising we lived in Africa. Drinking Carling Black Label in a shebeen in Sobantu, and dancing to Juluka and Sipho Hotstix Mabusa - live!" he says.

The cast includes some of Durban’s finest theatre talent: Belinda Harward, John van de Ruit, Ben Voss, Teboho "T-Bone" Hlahane and Sarahleigh Castelyn. Set and costume designs are by Greg King.

Performances are from Wednesdays to Saturdays at 19h00 and Sundays at 18h00. On Wednesday nights May 16 and 23 at 18h00, audiences have the added bonus of hearing writer and director Greig Coetzee talk about the show before curtain up!

Tickets R30 at TicketWeb outlets, credit card bookings on (031) 369-9444 or online at www.ticketweb.co.za For block bookings call Eubulus on (031) 369-9498.

More information on the Hidden Years Music Project at www.3rdearmusic.com




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