Saturday, July 11, 2015

Review of 'Murder On Mondays'

So many suspects so little time

This week I was invited to review the new show 'Murder On Mondays' produced by Blunt Productions.

The cast of 'Murder On Mondays' - Image: Thousand Words Photography

The show is written by Mikhale Singh and directed by Preven Reddy.
It's on at the Seabrooke's Theatre which is within Durban High School.

A very small intimate theatre with lots of character and charm.
The play is all about a group of wacky actors who are trying to put together a performance of Macbeth.  However there is a slight problem.  Somebody is trying to kill the cast one by one.

Enter Inspector Maharaj (a great performance by Byron McNeil) to try and figure out just who is the killer.

He has his work cut out for him with the oddball cast including Macbeth, (Jason Pietersen, eye candy for the ladies) Duncan, (a wonderful camp performance by Lindo Cele) Lady Macbeth, (Chante Seiler gives us a stylish performance) Sarah, the assistant director with ambition (another great performance by Shannon Newton).

The Inspector also has to contend with the director of the show (a no nonsense Nqobile Mahlambi) then there is the Blonde Witch (Maddison Lemos would give any ditzy blonde a run for their money) the Goth Witch (a dark performance from Amy Wright) the Hippie Witch (all flowers and herbs from Zoe Walsh) or could it be Banquo (played with relish by Mthoko Ntshingila).

So many suspects so little time.  Look out for Shannon Rose as the Officer.  Zanele Sibiya gives a great cameo as Veronica.

Set Designer Brett van Dort gives us an intimate set which is well set out.  Bronwyn Whitehead used modern costumes for this play which is great to see.

Preven Reddy does well to direct this cast in such a small area.

So as you can see so many suspects but who is the killer?

I guess you will have to go see the play to find out.

'Murder On Mondays' runs until the 18th July.
Tickets: Webtickets
Venue: Seabrooke Theatre, Within Durban High School, 277 St Thomas Road, Musgrave
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Review by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton

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