The Baxter Theatre Centre is proud to announce its most ambitious and exciting production in recent years - a Dsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (Germany) and Baxter Theatre coproduction (world premiere) - opening the Theater der Welt Festival and livestreamed from The Baxter on 17 and 18 June 2021, to Dsseldorf and the world.The special preview season of Nobel Prize-winning author JM Coetzees Life and Times of Michael K is adapted for the stage by Lara Foot, in collaboration with the Handspring Puppet Company and takes place from 7 to 16 June 2021 at 7pm nightly. The world premiere will be livestreamed from The Baxter at the opening of the prestigious Theater der Welt Festival at the Dsseldorfer Schauspielhaus in Germany, on 17 and 18 June 2021. The highly anticipated co-production between Theater der Welt Festival, Dsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Baxter Theatre Centre and Les Thtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, brings together some of South Africas most revered, multi-award-winning artists. Written and directed by Foot, it is the largest and most illustrious undertaking by the theatre over the past decade and is the culmination of two years of planning. It marks the first time that she will be working with the Tony award-winning Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler from the hit production War Horse-fame, along with a formidable cast and creative team.
News About Life and Times of Michael K at Baxter Theatre Centre
BWW Interview: Bringing Award-Winning Novel to Life Through Puppetry in LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K
May 20, 2021
Adapted for stage by Lara Foot and in collaboration with Handspring Puppet Company, Nobel Prize-winning author JM Coetzee’s LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K opens for a special preview season next month at Baxter Theatre Centre. Letting us in on their process of working with puppetry for the past four decades, Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler of Handspring chat with BroadwayWorld.
LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL K Will Be Performed at The Baxter This June
May 11, 2021
The Baxter Theatre Centre has announced its most ambitious and exciting production in recent years, the world premiere of Nobel Prize-winning author JM Coetzee's Life and Times of Michael K, adapted for the stage by Lara Foot, in collaboration with the Handspring Puppet Company.