Reps Theatre presents Mondial Cabaret

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Reps Theatre will tomorrow night present, for the first time in Zimbabwe, Mondial Cabaret, a two-actor show which draws on the tradition of popular cabaret music, dance, magic tricks and burlesque.

Presented courtesy of Alliance Française, the show will be part of the annual Francophonie Week that runs from today to Saturday.

The stage is reduced to its most simple form where on one side will stand an unsmiling master of ceremony and on the other, a multi-talented music hall artist.

“The play features Christophe Glopkner, a musician who plays the guitar and other instruments and Olivier Denizet who sings, dances and is also a magician,” said Alliance Française director, Charles Houdart.

Houdart said the production would twist and turn in an unpredictable way, according to the whims of the two characters.

“Often funny, sometimes moving, their interaction will be defined by jealousy, jokes, fights and fellowship and of course like in any cabaret show, there will be music, comedy and magic,” said Houdart.

He said the show would be crazy, fascinating and funny and nothing would be predictable as songs would be interrupted, sketches would deviate and the magic would appear uninvited.

“The performance would be empowered by beautiful voices, and comedians who would coo, make sketches, pastiches, tap dances and would blow the audience’s minds,” he said.

The show is directed by Glopkner who together with his partner have toured the US and South America. It will be first time to perform in Africa.

Reps Theatre will tomorrow night present, for the first time in Zimbabwe, Mondial Cabaret, a two-actor show which draws on the tradition of popular cabaret music, dance, magic tricks and burlesque.

Presented courtesy of Alliance Française, the show will be part of the annual Francophonie Week that runs from today to Saturday.

The stage is reduced to its most simple form where on one side will stand an unsmiling master of ceremony and on the other, a multi-talented music hall artist.

“The play features Christophe Glopkner, a musician who plays the guitar and other instruments and Olivier Denizet who sings, dances and is also a magician,” said Alliance Française director, Charles Houdart.

Houdart said the production would twist and turn in an unpredictable way, according to the whims of the two characters.

“Often funny, sometimes moving, their interaction will be defined by jealousy, jokes, fights and fellowship and of course like in any cabaret show, there will be music, comedy and magic,” said Houdart.

He said the show would be crazy, fascinating and funny and nothing would be predictable as songs would be interrupted, sketches would deviate and the magic would appear uninvited.

“The performance would be empowered by beautiful voices, and comedians who would coo, make sketches, pastiches, tap dances and would blow the audience’s minds,” he said.

The show is directed by Glopkner who together with his partner have toured the US and South America. It will be first time to perform in Africa.

Reps Theatre will tomorrow night present, for the first time in Zimbabwe, Mondial Cabaret, a two-actor show which draws on the tradition of popular cabaret music, dance, magic tricks and burlesque.

Presented courtesy of Alliance Française, the show will be part of the annual Francophonie Week that runs from today to Saturday.

The stage is reduced to its most simple form where on one side will stand an unsmiling master of ceremony and on the other, a multi-talented music hall artist.

“The play features Christophe Glopkner, a musician who plays the guitar and other instruments and Olivier Denizet who sings, dances and is also a magician,” said Alliance Française director, Charles Houdart.

Houdart said the production would twist and turn in an unpredictable way, according to the whims of the two characters.

“Often funny, sometimes moving, their interaction will be defined by jealousy, jokes, fights and fellowship and of course like in any cabaret show, there will be music, comedy and magic,” said Houdart.

He said the show would be crazy, fascinating and funny and nothing would be predictable as songs would be interrupted, sketches would deviate and the magic would appear uninvited.

“The performance would be empowered by beautiful voices, and comedians who would coo, make sketches, pastiches, tap dances and would blow the audience’s minds,” he said.

The show is directed by Glopkner who together with his partner have toured the US and South America. It will be first time to perform in Africa.