David Kramer’s Danger in the Dark is a reworking of the hit musical Poison, written by himself and Taliep Petersen.
The play tells the story of a young, idealistic social worker, Pamela, who stands up to the drug dealers on the Cape Flats. When she discovers that her friend Juanita is caught in an unhappy relationship with a drug lord, she tries to rescue her. Most of the original Taliep Petersen compositions have been retained, while Kramer has written a new libretto.
The ensemble is led by Alexis Petersen (Langarm, Calling us Home) as Pamela, Rushney Ferguson (District Six – Kanala!, Langarm) as Juanita, Elton Landrew (Kat and the Kings, Langarm) as Poison, Eldon van der Merwe (Arendsvlei, Fiela se Kind) as Chicco, Tashreeq de Villiers (Aunty Merle, The Musical, Satin to Sequins) as Lucky, Edith Plaatjies (King Kong, Orpheus in Africa) as Mrs Joseph, Dobs Madotyeni (Born in the RSA, The Lion King) as Michael and Chad Baai (Spring Awakening, Fame-The Musical) as Shawn.
The chorus comprises Luke Buys, Loreto Cabrera, Lewellyn Afrika, Luke de Kock, Anzio September, Lubabalo Pupu, Rori York Bingham, Nadine Suliaman, Alex Rodkin, Chamonay Anthony, Mekaila Mathys, Crystal Finck, Gabriela Dirkse and Tanzley Jooste.
Directed by David Kramer with assistant director Grant van Ster, the acclaimed creative team is made up of Camillo Lombard (musical director); Patrick Curtis (set and lighting designer); David Classen (sound designer); Widaad Albertus (costume designer) and choreography by Shaun Oelf and Grant van Ster.
Grandall Vlotman (conductor and keyboards), Shaun Francke (guitar), Jason Ward (drums and percussion), Yvan Potts (synthesizers) and Kurt Randall (bassist) make up the band.
No under 12s.
Venue: The Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Time: 2pm and 7.30pm
Cost: R100 – R195