Internationally acclaimed Gold Ovation Award winner The King Of Broken Things will be staged at The Drama Factory in Somerset West from 12 to 15 August 2021.
Performed by Cara Roberts and written and directed by Michael Taylor-Broderick, The King of Broken Things is a bittersweet journey into the broken heart of a young boy who teaches us that the rehabilitation of things broken and discarded gets to include people and hearts and how all things, seen and unseen, can be mended.
The show touches on ancient Japanese traditions, mythology, and dreams, and reminds us of the magic that we so easily forget is everywhere. The King of Broken Things is a timely reminder to us all to think about the world and the repercussions of our actions, our thoughts, and the things we say. And how we mere mortals would do well to dwell more on the magic words – imagine, believe and dream.
The drama scooped a prestigious Gold Ovation Award at the 2020 National Arts Festival and was invited to perform at The Sharjah International Fringe Festival in Dubai. It’s been described as “an ingenious mix of old school theatre magic and modern technology”.
What: The King of Broken Things
Where and when: The Drama Factory, Somerset West from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 August. Performances are at 7pm on 12, 13 and 14 August with a matinee at 3.30pm on Saturday 14 August and on Sunday 15 August at 4pm
Info: Limited seating is available due to distancing for Covid-19 protocols, which also includes the wearing of masks