Plan ahead – Suidooster Festival 2010
Next year sees the 7th Suidooster Festival. The organisers are so proud of the festival’s qualitative and quantitave growth that they are rolling out a comeback festival, filled to the brim with audience favourites: faithful and well-loved Suidoosterfees artists to tickle the fancy of every festival goer.
Look out for Vinette Ebrahim and Theodore Jantjies in Vaselinetjie, David Kramer as director of Krismis van Map Jacobs and in his own Kaapse Breyani – the fullhouse hit of 2009 – Neels van Jaarsveld in Bure oppie Bank, Terence Bridgett in All Soaped Up, Sandra Prinsloo in Die Naaimasjien – another fullhouse hit of 2009 – Emile Minnie in Kaapse Karnaval to set the mood for the upcoming Cape Town Carnival in March … Gary Naidoo in a brand-new episode of Poespas entitled Sonspel, Francois Bloemhof in the Book Corner, the Wordwise Children’s festival, Denise Newman in the film Sexy Girls and of course our own opera diva, Virginia Davids, in Delicious Divas directed by Niël Rademan.
But don’t be so bedazzled by the old favourites that you miss out on the Suidooster festival’s new stars: three times Sama winner Lira, the Black Tie Ensemble, more 7de Laan household names, Christo Davids and Zane Meas, the Cape funky Irit Noble, the ever energetic Alistair Izobell, the acclaimed Amanda Strydom and our festival artist who was honoured by the president, Peter Clarke.
The movie offering focuses on Distrik 6: the 13 hour-long documentary episodes are a unique combination of archive footage, interviews and music directed by the late great Taliep Pietersen.
Due to the hands-down success of 2009’s cooking shows, they are dishing up Huiskok Glanskok Live! based on the book by the same name with famous chefs Francois Ferreira and Errieda du Toit. Also on the menu is an exhibition of food art photography by the book’s photographer and Chris Koch will offer you a delectable taste of whisky and chocolate with his festival circuit hit.
When & Where?
Artscape Theatre, Cape Town
26 to 31 January 2010
Booking through Computicket
Cape Town and Peninsula Accommodation