On Wednesday evening I attended the media night for a new show at the Kalk Bay Theatre called “The Yellow Wallpaper”
It’s classed as a “Gothic horror / drama” and features South African actress, Henri Landon.
Now one-person plays / solo shows always make me a bit nervous because if the acting is bad, it’s bad – there are no other actors to buffer things. But I have to say: Henri’s acting is impeccable and she’ll have you completely sucked in from the get go.
The story is also really clever and quite dark. I like dark… If you like dark too, then this is definitely going to be your vibe.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Jane is not well. Rest, a rigid daily schedule and freedom from all care and work is prescribed. Secluded in a country estate, the yellow wallpaper occupies her mind. The yellow wallpaper disturbs her rest. And a forbidden series of journal entries is the only means of expression she has. A chilling, satirical gothic horror story, The Yellow Wallpaper is full of secrets. You have three nights to uncover what you can.
The Yellow Wallpaper is showing until Sat, 2 July and cost wise you’re looking at R125 pp BUT, if you go on Tue, 28 Jun – each ticket admits two people. #High5ToThat AND on Thu, 30 June they also have a dinner special where you buy one main and get one free… Sounds good, no?
PLUS, it’s also a chance to check out one of the cutest theatres in SA. I mean just look at this:
- Show time: 8:30pm (restaurant opens at 6:30pm if you want to do a dinner before)
- Duration: 60min
- Age restriction: 16 yrs
- Tickets: Can be purchased over here