Full steam ahead! RAIDERS: THE GREAT WAR charges on to the Rosebank stage

Raiders The Great War

Daniel Richards, Nicholas Ellenbogen and Sne Dladla in RAIDERS: THE GREAT WAR

Hot off a sold-out run at the National Arts Festival, Nicholas Ellenbogen brings the latest installment of his legendary Raiders franchise – RAIDERS: THE GREAT WAR – to the Rosebank Theatre, and the first reviews have already started rolling in!

This, the 25th edition of the adventure-comedy franchise, also stars rising talents Daniel Richards and Sne Dladla in an irreverent journey across Europe at the height of the First World War, mixing history with fantasy and more than a dash of comedy … Bringing you, the audience, along for the ride!

Beverley Brommert of the Cape Argus rated the show at FOUR STARS OUT OF FIVE, writing in her review:

It is not so much the aleatory and inventive plot that delights spectators, as the outrageous ingenuity with which simple props are used to evoke great and dramatic happenings.

… No Raiders would be complete without the considerable groan factor of predictable or familiar puns, and this one is no exception; it all adds to the innocent fun.

Need more convincing? Perhaps some more details? Like a plot, show times, ticket prices and booking details? Fair enough…


Europe is at war and the Bolsheviks have signed the forms to execute the Romanov family. In a last ditch effort to save the royal bloodline – Harold (Nicholas Ellenbogen), the master spy plans to smuggle everything he needs to restart the Romanov dynasty once the war is over.

But he knows he can’t do it alone, so he enlists the aid of a Cossack Royalist by the name of Yakov (Daniel Richards). Together they flee Russia while being hunted by Comrade Dobrov and the might of the rising Red Army.

Starring Nicholas Ellenbogen, Daniel Richards and Sne Dladla
Show times:
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8pm until 6 September 2014.
Ticket prices: R100 General, R60 for pensioners and students
How to book: You can either book on Webtickets here or phone Sean on 074 101 5066

Looking forward to seeing you there!


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