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Laugh your way through relationships at KBT

Christine Skinner
03/12/2011 07:19:55

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Love at First Fight, the fun rollercoaster ride through the trials and tribulations of relationships, will be at Kalk Bay Theatre from 23 March.

Described by Cue as ‘ a must see’, the show is written and performed by the dynamic husband and wife team of Vanessa Harris and Ash Searle, and presented by their company, award-winning Follow Spot Productions. Love at First Fight sees them display their immeasurable talents as they sing, dance, (mis)communicate and negotiate about how to make love work.

Searle (So You Think You Can Dance, Big Boys Don’t Dance) is a technically trained dancer who has performed all over the world and locally in an array of shows from African Footprint to Chicago, Fame and We Will Rock You. He has danced and choreographed for many corporate functions including Bidvest, the SAMA awards and Miss World. Through Follow Spot Productions, he develops his style of choreography that blends comedy, theatre and dance to create a crowd-pleasing genre of live entertainment.

Vanessa Harris has been performing from a young age and has appeared in numerous productions such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fangs – the musical, Fusion, The Buddy Holly story and playing the part of Wendy in the pantomime, Peter Pan. She spent six months performing in Asia with the touring cast of We Will Rock You – the Queen Musical and was seen on South African movie screens as the female lead in the late Bill Flynn’s comedy Running Riot.

Director Bradley Searle is known in his own right as a dancer and entertainer with an effervescent style of performance. Credits include Footloose the Musical and, with brother Ashley, a country-wide tour in Big Boys Don’t Dance, a two-hander comedy and dance show which won them a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2010 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Bradley says the show epitomises his pride in being a rugby-loving male dancer in South Africa and communicating this message to young and old.

“Vanessa and I wanted to write a new show and in the process of exploring ideas, found we were arguing a lot so thought that might be a good premise to create Love at First Fight!,” says Ashley Searle.

Simon Cooper, owner of Kalk Bay Theatre, says, “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cringe in recognition at this unmissable feel-good comedy!”

Love at First Fight will be performed on Wednesday – Saturdays from 23 March – 9 April at 20h30. Tickets cost R90. Doors open at 6pm when theatre-goers can enjoy a meal and drinks before show.

On Friday 1 April, there will be a special performance in aid of the Safer Together Community Safety Fund, which raises funds for equipment for neighbourhood watch groups and relevant projects to promote safety in the greater Muizenberg area. Tickets to the performance cost R150 which includes a finger supper from 7pm, with a bottle of wine or juice per couple and cash bar available. The performance starts at 8pm for this evening.

For bookings contact 073 220 5430 or visit www.kbt.co.za

“Vanessa Harris and Ash Searle are both phenomenal in their hilarious comedy about the miscommunications between men and woman in relationships. This extravaganza of dance, comedy and a touch of mime had the audience belly aching with laughter at the relationship faux pas that we all can recognise. A MUST SEE! ” Cue 2009

Artslink.co.za Account:
Christine Skinner
082 855 7277
Kalk Bay Theatre
Related Venue:
Kalk Bay Theatre, Kalk Bay Cape Town Western Cape South Africa


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