One Chance Out at Grahamstown This Year

We will NOT be at NAF this year. Sorry. (Possibly next year, but 2015 we thought let’s give “Piet” and “Tobacco” their time in the winter sun.)

 

However. If you’re in Grahamstown, you have ONE chance to catch Crazy – next Wednesday, 29th April, at 8:30pm. Tickets are incredibly limited, so book now via uglibob(at)gmail(dot)com.

 

OistatBlast

 

“With a hefty dollop of Beckett, some irrepressible clowning and a simple bittersweet tale peppered with absurdities… Andrew Buckland and Liezl de Kock have woven an intricate story of fatherhood with an insane back story and context that makes tragedy comical and vice versa”  Robyn Sassen, MY VIEW 2015

 

Powerful, passionate and desperate – Crazy In Love has created a significant impression on the fringe festival circuit where it won the Best International Production at 2014 Amsterdam Fringe Festival and a Standard Bank Ovation Award at 2013 National Arts Festival Fringe. It was also the top selling show on debut at 2013 National Arts Festival Fringe and at the inaugural Cape Town Fringe Festival 2014, and was a box office success at Witness Hilton Arts Festival in 2013. Most recently, this momentum has turned into more mainstream exposure with a critically and commercially successful season at the famous Market Theatre in Johannesburg.

 

“This is theatre that hits you where it hurts most but so beautifully executed and with such care, that the highs and lows add to the fullness of the performance and the tale. Buckland and De Kock form a perfect partnership in a play that has been tailored their way to tell a story, the execution of which brings great joy to those watching.” Diane de Beer, TONIGHT

 

“When you come out of the theatre awed, tantalised, touched and pondering, then it’s been a memorable experience… It’s theatrical, it’s poignant, the symbolism simmers under the surface and you are riveted by the sheer quality of the acting as the two dance their heart-twisting duet” – Lesley Stones, ARTSLINK

 

“… intuitive and insightful… It is not only the actors who offer the CRAZY IN LOVE its expressive coherence. The remarkable direction of Rob Murray successfully unearths the savage comedy of this play as much as he pays articulate attention to the performances, pacing, and the use of space… a must-see production that succeeds in offering a remarkable visual impact with real physical swagger” – WHATSONINCAPETOWN.COM

 

“The synergy between Buckland and De Kock on stage is profound and mesmerising and they keep you spellbound until the final breath.” –CAPE TIMES

 

“The dream-like quality of the work and the almost child-like return of imagination, made the jury sometimes feel that Alice was back in Wonderland. CRAZY IN LOVE puts the ‘playing man’ back in the centre of the play and the performers are absolutely beautiful, creating a unique universe with the seemingly simplest of gestures. The set is ingeniously constructed out of a wide range of attributes that can be transformed into a hut to sleep in, a shrine for the dead or your worst childhood monster nightmare.” – AMSTERDAM FRINGE FESTIVAL JURY

 

“Outstanding show…Highly impressive for its vision, its realisation on stage through a pitch perfect combination of physical and verbal theatre and interplay” – Paul Levy, FRINGE REVIEW (UK)

 

“unique and complex” – ARTSBLOG

 

“simply majestic… a special little play” BUSINESS DAY LIVE

 

“Beautiful, moving and expertly presented” CUE

 

Inspired by John Irving’s Until I Find You

Created by Rob Murray, Andrew Buckland, and Liezl de Kock

Performed by Andrew Buckland and Liezl de Kock

Directed by Rob Murray

Designed by Jayne Batzofin

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