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PRESS: VINCENT - HIS QUEST TO LOVE AND BE LOVED at The Drama Factory this February

Christine Skinner


VINCENT is a multimedia cabaret, (Bronze Standard Bank Ovation Award 2022) that tells of a complex man, Vincent Van Gogh,  with a ruthless drive to create and a deep-seated desire to love and be loved. Vincent’s search for love, is told through reimagined versions of popular musical theatre, pop, rock and jazz numbers.

It will be performed at The Drama Factory on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February at 19h30 and on 19 February at 4pm.

Performed by Daniel Anderson (vocals)  with Germaine Gamiet (piano). Presented by Wela Kapela Productions. VINCENT  is Directed and  Written by Amanda Bothma.

Towards the end of his short life, Vincent Van Gogh, who suffered from mental illness, was treated by Doctor Paul Gachet. He writes to his brother Theo: “A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.”  The 37-year-old painter died of a self-inflicted wound in 1890. On 15 May 1990, The Portrait of Doctor Gachet was sold, within three minutes, for 75 million dollars.  “70 million are bid, 73, 75 Million dollars! Sir?  I shall then sell it at 75million dollars. Thank you, sir.”  

The Drama Factory audiences will remember Daniel Anderson and Germaine Gamiet from their smash hit Mad About The Boys, and are in for a treat with this brilliant team.  Producers Wela Kapela brought us firm favourites Mad About The Boys, The Eva Cassidy Story, Damsel In Distress, Spot The Fearless Fish and A Star Is Born.

“The show was a wow. People sat there afterwards in a kind of trance-like state”. Robyn Cohen, THE CAPE ROBYN 

“The true essence of cabaret-style theatre leaves you wanting more and more as the show goes on.” - Devon Koen, THE HERALD

“He had me hooked from the first note right until the last” – Rod Amner, GROCOTT’S MAIL

Tickets cost R170 / R150 / R140.

For enquiries contact 073 215 2290

With its fully licensed bar and cosy, welcoming atmosphere, The Drama Factory is the perfect venue to enjoy top-quality entertainment with a group of friends or family. The solar-powered invertor ensures the show will always go on, even when there is load-shedding!

Make a staycation of a visit to The Drama Factory, booking in with one of their wonderful accommodation partners. Spend the night at The Views Guesthouse, 185 on Beach or Majorca House to enjoy the beauty and many other activities on offer in the surrounding Helderberg region. Visit the website for further details.

The Drama Factory is situated at 10 Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape. Parking is available at the venue.


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