20 Jul 2017 King Kong: a remarkable history of SA’s most famous stage play

King Kong: a remarkable history of SA’s most famous stage play

Published in Financial Mail 20 July 2017

My father was still a bachelor and one of an estimated 120,000 South Africans who saw the production of King Kong that opened at Wits University’s Great Hall in Johannesburg in 1959, then toured to Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth for a total of eight months. It moved to London’s West End in 1961 for 200 performances. Read More “King Kong: a remarkable history of SA’s most famous stage play” »

12 Aug 2016 Pay Back the Curry!

Pay Back the Curry!

Published in Financial Mail on 12 August 2016

The piece currently requires Richards to play 24 characters in a commentary on what is happening in SA now, how power manifests not just in politics or economics but also in other areas such as gender relations. “For an actor, it’s a supremely difficult task … there is no place to improvise or ad lib or forget. The script is all about the sketch, the word, the phrase … and Daniel Richards allows it to build, with his voice, his intonation, his body. Very few actors could pull this off.”
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