After becoming a bestseller, Yusuf Daniels’ critically acclaimed book, ‘Living Coloured’, will be brought to life on stage at the Baxter theatre, starting in December.
Directed by well know Cape Tonian, Loukmaan Adams, the play brings together a dynamic group of talent to tell a collection of stories from the Yusuf’s life story growing up on the Cape Flats.
Despite portraying the hardships of growing up during apartheid, the stories are described as hilarious, heart-warming and uplifting.
It delves into universal topics such as family, friendships, community, traditions and culture; while also looking at the reality of having to grow up in a racist era surrounded by gangsters and poverty.
It shows how Yusuf, as a young boy, took the various challenges that were thrown at him and turned them into positive opportunities, making the most of living through these trying times and under these conditions.
The dynamic cast of six performers mostly play multiple characters and include Tashreeq de Villers, Alexis Petersen, Eldon van der Merwe, Anzio September, Crystal Finck and Yvan Potts.
Tashreeq, Anzio and Crystal also starred in Marc Lottering’s hit productions Aunty Merle, The Musical and Aunty Merle, it’s a Girl.
Loukmaan, who makes his debut as a director, is a well established artist who has received a Tony nomination, the Laurence Olivier Award for his performances as well as the Best Actor in a Musical for his role in Kat and the Kings, an FNB Vita Award for best performer and choreographer and a Naledi Award for Best Choreography for Ghoema. H
Not forgetting the Covid protocols, the performances will be limited to fifty percent capacity and will include the availability of hand sanitisers, tracking and tracing, temperature checks, mandatory wearing of masks and practising of physical distancing.
Audience members are advised to arrive at least an hour before the start of the performance to avoid delays.
Living Coloured runs at The Baxter Concert Hall from 8 December 2020 to 9 January 2021.
Ticket prices range from R125 to R225 and booking is through Webtickets on 086 111 0005, online at www.webtickets.co.za or at Pick n Pay stores.
For discounted school or group block bookings, fundraisers or charities, contact Carmen Kearns on 021 680 3993 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.