VASLAV Returning to Kalk Bay Theatre This Weekend

Godfre Johnson in VASLAV
Photo credit: Dex Goodman

Following the unanimous acclaim for the new cabaret, VASLAV, Godfrey Johnson returns to perform the show for three performances only. These will take place at Kalk Bay Theatre this weekend, 22 and 23 August at 8pm with a matinee on 23 August at 14h30.

"We knew that the artistic team had created something special with Vaslav, but we have been overwhelmed by the positive response to the production," says Simon Cooper, producer at KBT Productions. "Following universal rave reviews and sold-out houses, we have added three more chances for Cape Town audiences to catch this show."

VASLAV celebrates the life and madness of legendary Russian Ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, who was a visionary and daring performer who changed people's perceptions of male performers and of dance in general. The show blends together an intoxicating combination of original and period music, with movement and video. Set in a mental asylum when Nijinsky is an older man, his story unfolds in vivid fragments of memory and flashbacks to his past. BroadwayWorld's David Fick called the show 'a dynamic, vigorous and disturbing exploration of Nijinsky's mind' in his review of the show last month.

The stellar creative team includes director Lara Bye (OSKAR EN DIE PIENK TANNIE, RAINBOW SCARS, LONDON ROAD), and performer Godfrey Johnson (FIFTY SHADES OF BAMBI, THE SHADOW OF BREL, FAK SONGS AND OTHER STRUGGLE ANTHEMS), who is also responsible for musical compositions and arrangements. Johnson and Bye collaborated with Karen Jeynes (EVERYBODY ELSE (IS FUCKING PERFECT), WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE, KISS KISS) to writing the script and song lyrics for VASLAV, which based on the Nijinsky's diaries Fiona Du Plooy (ANGELS ON HORSEBACK, BETESDA, BABBEL) is the movement coach. Lighting is by Jon Keevy and set and costume co-ordination is by Joanna Evans.

VASLAV will be performed at Kalk Bay Theatre on 22 and 23 August at 8pm and on 23 August at 2.30pm. The show carries an age restriction of 13, for language and sexual references. Tickets cost R80 and R70 for Gallery seats, where you sit upstairs. To book, visit

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