PAPERBOY Set for Galloway Theatre, 7-17 May
Grant Jacobs presents his Standard Bank Ovation Award winner, PaperBoy at the Galloway Theatre from 7 to 17 May at 8pm.
This fast-paced comedy filled with colourful characters tells the story of a boy finding himself in the mess of life and Murphy's law. Full of laughs, love and real people it takes a humorous, but touching look at the ideas of self-fulfilment, ambition and truth.
Written and performed by Durban-born Grant Jacobs and directed by the award winning Liam Magner, PaperBoy won a 2011 Standard Bank Ovation award at the National Arts Festival and has been performed to great acclaim across the country as well as at the Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) in Zimbabwe. It had its Cape Town premiere at Kalk Bay Theatre for a short run earlier this year, where whatsonincapetown.com commented it as "will keep you entertained and busting with laughter from start to finish".
Bobby Jones is a multi-faceted human being. By profession he is a newspaper delivery boy. However he also considers himself an aspiring detective, which often lands him and his misguided newspaper in trouble.
Bobby begins his day making a difference in the world by delivering the newspaper to the people of Alice Road, until his infamous right arm, swings a newspaper into an open window hitting the late Mrs Moodley's ashes flying into the air. This act of foolishness spins out of control and is a catalyst for a series of unfortunate yet amusing events which finds Bobby breaking into houses and using his 'James Bond' detective tactics to uncover some facts about his mother that were best kept under the rug.
Grant Jacobs is a Durban-born actor, singer and writer who has worked for a variety of theatre companies including, The Playhouse Company, Catalina Unlimited, South African Dance Teachers Association, Themi Venturas Productions, The Actors Co- op, Main Street Management to name a few. He has performed in hit musicals such as Jimbo!, Sasol Fever, Shall We Dance, Peter Pan, Juliet and the Romeos, along with having superb success with an independent children's theatre trilogy the 'Bob And Rob Shows'. In 2010 his show, 'My Name Is Lucky' won runner-up for The Audience Favorite at the Musho! International Festival.
PaperBoy will be performed Wednesday to Saturday from 7 to 17 May at 8pm in the Galloway Theatre at the Waterfront Theatre School, Port Road, Cape Town. Secure parking is available next to the School. Tickets cost R100. Bookings can be made on http://www.waterfronttheatreschool.co.za/