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Ellis and Bheki - Wave

Wave - Ellis and BhekiFrom South Africa

"Madcap adventure with the energetic gusto of two superb talents" Sunday Tribune

Master storytellers from the streets of Grahamstown.

A circle is drawn. People are gathering. Move in close, for Ellis and Bheki have a story to tell. Open your ears and your heart as they weave their magic and slowly conjure up for you the extraordinary world of Wave, a spellbinding piece of physical theatre inspired by the tsunami disaster. A profound insight into a relevant international issue, Wave is also irreverent and nonsensical. A vibrant example of modern South African theatre.

Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkhwane are something of an institution on the lawns in South's Africa's Grahamstown, where they bring their unique style of theatre and universal messages to the crowds who gather daily to watch them. Ellis has been described as a post-modern renaissance man, while Bheki's combination of Zulu chic and urban sass endears him to all who meet him. Combining their cultural differences and comedic talents, they have created a style of physical African theatre that is truly their own.

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Date: 19 March
Time: 4:30pm
Date: 22 March
Time: 5:30pm
Date: 23 March
Time: 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Palm Stage

Date: 20 March
Time: 2:00pm & 4:30pm
Date: 21 March
Time: 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Date: 22 March
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Federation Square, Amphitheatre

Image: Photo by Val Adamson
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