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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa has teamed up with acclaimed author Alexander McCall Smith and award-winning director Nicholas Ellenbogen to stage No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, The Musical. Premiering on 6th October 2015 in the landmark hotel’s Grill Room, the master storyteller’s family musical is a unique chance for fans to see one of the world’s best-loved novelist’s work performed in an intimate setting.

No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, The Musical is based on the first five books in McCall Smith’s best-selling series and follows the adventures of Mma Ramotswe and her sidekicks, secretary Mma Makutsi and motor mechanic J.L.B Matekoni.

Exploring the issues of morality, humour and love, McCall Smith’s much-loved stories are brought to theatrical life by Ellenbogen against the rugged backdrop of the Botswana bush with its local villages, traditional people and awe-inspiring wildlife.
Twelve songs composed by Josh Hawks (of Freshly Ground fame) take us on a rocking ride of African dance, reggae, pioneer style jazz, gentle ballads, and muskanda all sung by 6 fabulous singers and dancers. Precious is played by Zoliswe Kawe, a Cape Town actress of traditional build, with a voice like velvet, she steps out of the movie world to light up the Mount Nelson with her warmth and humour.  Apollo Ntsoko dancer, singer and gentleman of style, plays JLB Maketoni the garage owner. Swing is his thing! Piano, cello, base, violin, and drums with trumpet from Note, played by Sean Smith. Musical compositions held together by Carol Williams.

No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, The Musical runs from Tuesday – Sunday at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel until the 24th of December 2015, following which it will travel to Johannesburg before touring further afield.

Dates: 6 October – 24 December, Tuesdays – Sundays
Time: 20:00 (with a 20 minute interval)
Price: R250, Optional two-course pre-show dinner at R295
Bookings: To buy tickets click here
Dinner: Reservations 021 483 1948 / 
Information: Dian 072 942 8102 / dianm@rosebanktheatre.co.za

Have a peek into backstage the area. Click here



Co –written with rocker Patti SmithSam Shepard’s COWBOY MOUTH’s thematic focus is on characters who journey in search of an extraordinary “star”, a search for a ‘rock ‘n roll saviour with a cowboy mouth” who can vicariously save them.
COWBOY MOUTH is a profound metaphor for contemporary life. The play brilliantly explores the paradoxical need for both individuality and belonging, the paradoxical desires for self and community, for freedom and roots, for escape and family.

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Sam Shepard (BURIED CHILD, A LIE OF THE MIND), is considered one of America’s greatest playwrights. Patti Smith (“Horses”) is a poet whose energy and vision found its voice in powerful rock ‘n roll culture.

In 2005 Patti Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and she received the Woman of Valor Award at the ROCKRGRL Music Conference, marking the 30th Anniversary of the release of “Horses.”

In 2007 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

COWBOY MOUTH stars Skye Russell and Clyde Berning and is directed by Christopher Weare. COWBOY MOUTH is presented by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited

Dates : 5 – 28 November 2015

Time: 20:00 (with a 20 minute interval)

Price : R120 full / R60 students and pensioners
Bookings: To buy tickets click here
Information : Dian 072 942 8102

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