It’s one way to party central with the awesome duo Maurice Paige and Theo Jantjies in Platform 9 To Park Station at the Baxter Theatre this festive season!
The sequel to Christo Davids’s brilliantly written and directed Platform 9, this edition is once again proof that the talented triple threat of Davids, Paige and Jantjies is not to be trifled with.
The trio may be better known for their soapie roles (Davids and Jantjies in 7de Laan and Paige in Isidingo) but they’ve put their hearts, souls and insanely awesome dance moves into this show with such passion, it’s obvious they love theatre as much as we do.
We meet the boys where we left them at the end of the original – Maurice has just learnt that Theo has dragged him off to Johannesburg for a Master Chef SA audition and not for a fancy cooking job as he’d led him to believe before. Ove the course of their journey to both their destination and understanding each other, we meet a series of crazy characters will have you rolling in the aisles.
Paige and Jantjies have a chemistry born out of years of friendship (which we saw during our Spotlight interview) that just naturally translates on to stage, and whether they’re performing as themselves or one of their side-splitting hilarious characters (Paige’s pregnant Badru, Jantjie’s very flamboyant ballerina and others), it’s a pure pleasure to watch them.
The story’s ending may be set in Jozi but this is definitely a Kaapse boytjie tale –those of you who were born and raised in the Cape will get all of the funny remarks about well-known locations and understand these guys ‘dreams of leaving home and making it big in the City of Gold.
Whether they’re dancing, rapping their own lyrics to the tune of popular songs or moving you to tears with their bromance, Paige and Jantjies are utterly, hysterically amazing and should be on your must-see drooling theatre bucket list this season!
Opening night on Tuesday 15 December, 2015 was a flurry of activity with some of the theatre industry’s best, including Marc Lottering and Gary Naidoo, coming along to support the guys. It’s always good to see such respect between performers and the occasion was made all the sweeter by publicist Shihaam Domingo’s legendary chocolate cake.
Platform 9 To Park Station runs at the Baxter Theatre until 16 January, 2016. Tickets are R110 (with a special deal of R90 Monday to Thursday until 24 December 2015). Book yours at Computicket.