Sihle Ndaba has joined the cast of the KING KONG

Known for her key role on Uzalo, Sihle Ndaba has scooped another gig and she has now joined the cast of the King Kong – The Musical at the Fugard Theatre.

She steps into the key role of Petal from 6 February, for the final extension of the run which is now to 4 March. Presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, this historic production has been nominated for an incredible twelve Fleur du Cap awards.

Ndaba is well-known to South African audiences for her award-winning role as Smangele Maphumulo in SABC 1’s hit primetime soap Uzalo, for which she won the Simon Sabela Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2015. Some of her other TV credits include the role of Pru in Inkaba and Qiniso in the sci-fi drama series Room 9.

KING KONG tells the story of heavyweight fifties boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini whose self-appointed ring name was “King Kong” to the wildly exhilarating music of Todd Matshikiza.

The original production of King Kong in 1959 was South Africa’s first black musical. It toured South Africa, and was seen by 200 000 South Africans, playing to record-breaking and multi-racial audiences before transferring in February 1961 to London’s West End for a 200-performance run.

Ndaba joins Andile Gumbi (The Lion King, isiBaya) as King Kong and Edith Plaatjies (District Six: Kanala; Orpheus in Africa; Blood Brothers) as shebeen queen Joyce.

 

King Kong runs at the Fugard Theatre until 4 March 2018 Tuesday to Saturdays at 20:00 with a matinee at 15:00 on Saturdays and on Sundays at 16:00.

Tickets cost from R130 to R280. Bookings can be made at Webtickets www.webtickets.co.za and through the Fugard Theatre Box office on 021 461 4554.

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