Wednesday, 23 September 2020 @ 19:30
30 hours of access - R100.00
Tamasha on Hope Street is a critically acclaimed theatre play written by Rajesh Gopie and directed by Gopala Davies.
The production was filmed at the world famous Market Theatre in JHB, and received seven Naledi Theatre nominations including best play, writer, director, set and lighting design.
Albert is a Zimbabwean who escapes the xenophobic violence in Durban city and seeks refuge in the Indian township of Chatsworth where he gets a job at a local supermarket working as a night watchman. His chief responsibility is to keep the prostitutes away from the shopfront at night. However, when a young street hooker by the name of Pyal makes a hostile stand against him, a new dynamic emerges that leads to an unlikely friendship between them. However, the street is a rough place and dangerous elements lurk making any such friendship taboo and unwelcomed. Other characters abound including the delightful Mr Prathab Singh, a retired school teacher who lacks friends and wants to start a laughing club roping Albert in. The play is highly compelling with astounding dramatic moments that will have you on the edge of your seat.There is no shortage of humour, and you are guaranteed to laugh and cry in this universally appealing and riveting play.
The production was filmed live at the world famous Market Theatre in JHB, produced by The Market Theatre and supported by the Department of Arts and Culture and the Ford Foundation.
The play boasts a stellar cast of big industry names and award winners. Starring Lindani Nkosi (Albert), Ameera Patel (Payal), Afzal Khan (Mr Prathab), Dhaveshan Govender and Keith Gengadoo. With live music by Matthew MacFarlane. Set design by Wilhelm Disbergen. Costume design by Karabo Legoabe. Dance choreography by Priya Naidoo. Directed by Gopala Davies and Written by Rajesh Gopie.