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Some Like it Vrot, a new musical comedy production

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Some Like it Vrot
Written & directed by David Kramer
Starring Marc Lottering and Christo Davids
Baxter Theatre
From 21 October into the festive season
Tickets: R90 to R150

Comedian Marc Lottering and songwriter David Kramer have joined forces once again to bring a brand new musical comedy production to the stage at the Baxter Theatre in October. Some Like it Vrot is written and directed by Kramer and will star Lottering and Christo Davids in the lead roles of Smiley and Fuad, characters created by Lottering in his stand up routines.

Kramer has written 17 new songs for this production. He is one of the most successful creators of original musical theatre in South Africa and has had a longtime association with comedian Marc Lottering. Although David is most often associated with writing musical theatre, he has also enjoyed great success directing comedy. Three of Marc’s solo shows, From the Cape Flats with Love, Hallelujah & Big Stakes & Slap Chips were directed by Kramer and Three Wise Men &  its sequel, Three Wiser Men starring Marc Lottering, Riad Moosa and Nik Rabinowitz were all directed by him as well.

Lottering, famous for his stand-up comedy, and having performed in several pantomimes in Johannesburg, has always dreamed of singing and dancing in a musical of his own. Kramer has now taken one of Lottering’s most loveable characters, Smiley the taxi gaartjie and written a musical comedy tailored to the talents of the versatile Lottering. Christo Davids, well-known for his role in SABC’s 7de Laan, recently won  a Kanna Award  for his performance in the drama My naam is Ellen Pakkies, which  enjoyed a sold out season at the Baxter in April.  He now shares the stage with Marc for the first time, playing Smiley’s brother Fuad.

Some Like it Vrot is set in contemporary Cape Town and moves  between Wynberg and Woodstock, Grassy Park and the Waterfront. It features  Mercia Meintjies, a police detective played by Larissa Hughes, Tammy the  night club singer played by Jill Middelkop, and Big Bucks the notorious crime boss played by Abduragman Adams. Alistair Izobel who started his stage career as one of the original Broetjies in the Kramer Petersen musical  and District Six and went on to perform the role of Bingo in Kat and the Kings on Broadway in 1999, also features in this musical comedy. Veteran performer Terry Hector  will be seen as Uncle Iqbal and  ensemble members include Mono Dullisear,  Kirsten Murphy, Stephanie Williams, Saajida Noble, Zakariyah Toerien and Carlo Daniels.

In Some Like it Vrot, Smiley (Marc) and Fuad (Christo) become entangled in a life threatening situation and have to run for their lives. They turn to Inspector Meintjies to help them escape their predicament.  She comes up with a novel and outrageous solution. They are reluctant to go along with her plan, but  have no choice. It might just save their lives.

Some Like it Vrot has been designed by Saul Radomsky who was also responsible for the set design for Kat and the Kings on the West End & Broadway, as well as the 2003 production of District Six at the Baxter Theatre. Fahiem Bardien will be responsible for lighting design and Craig Leo for the costumes.

Some Like it Vrot opens on 21 October with performances from Mondays to Fridays at 8pm and on Saturdays at 5pm and 8.30pm. Booking is now open and tickets cost from R90 to R150 via Computicket or 0839158000. There is a special preview weekend on 21 and 22 October when tickets will cost R100 throughout.  A 10% discount is available for Senior Citizens and block bookings of 10 or more, and for all seats booked before 1 August .