For immediate release
by Dan Clancy
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FROM ISRAEL!
12th - 16th MARCH
International play from Israel for limited season
4 performances only - in English and one in Hebrew on the 14th March
Voted one of the Top 5 Theatre Shows in London by the British
starring Roy Horovitz (Hans)
Pinhas Mittelman (Benjamin) and Michael Gamliel (Capo)
Directed by Lee Gilat
The Old Mutual Theatre on the Square is proud to present The
Timekeepers again from Israel for a limited season, by
arrangement with the Embassy of Israel and Tararam.
The Timekeepers is a story of men in a
concentration camp, who bond through lessons in watch repairing and a love for
opera. It is a moving and intense piece of theatre that looks beyond the
relationships between the main characters, to question isolation and understanding
in communities. Billed by the British Theatre Guide as one of top five theatre
shows in London, The Timekeepers has been touring to
international festivals since 2004. The story that is told with quiet humanity
and humour to illustrate an argument that the victims of the Nazi persecution
during the holocaust were not without their own prejudices. The
Timekeepers is a call for tolerance and understanding by
reminding us that the Jews were not the only ones to suffer in the holocaust.
In his 70 minute snapshot, Dan Clancy engagingly unravels a
relationship between a camp gay German and his fellow prisoner, a straight Jew,
and the guard in a concentration camp. The affair, both touching and life
affirming, is delicately directed by Lee Gilat who elicits heartfelt
performances from her cast in an intense piece of theatre that combines wit and
poignancy with a remarkable skill.
The Timekeepers sharpens the focus
on a human story. Three men are confined by space and time. One rediscovers his
humanity. The other subtly reveals the quietness beneath his flamboyant mask.
The third whose power and authority are more fragile than they seem, provides
support. Friendships of the deepest nature are developed amongst the most
unlikely people in the most unlikely places – and in this play, between an
outrageously camp and exuberant character and his relationship with his
The Timekeepers is genuinely funny and
touching. It demonstrates how in a very unusual way, this internationally
acclaimed production finds humour in the subject of the holocaust without
trivializing it. It has been described as a theatrical masterpiece that
is tenderly told through a strong script, three talented actors and a skilled
director. The play should leave audiences satisfied with the feeling that the
time spent in the theatre was worthwhile - a challenging and provocative
theatrical experience to remember.
There will be four performances only
- Tues 12th, Wed 13th and Thurs 14th at
and on Sat 16th at 6pm
On Thursday 14th March the
show will be presented in Hebrew
Bookings can be made through the theatre on tel. 011-883-8606 or
Strictly Tickets tel. 082 553 5901 or online www.strictlytickets.com Enquire
about group booking discounts and dinner/show packages.
Tickets are R120.
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For further media info and interviews with the director and cast
tel. 011 883-8606
(Daphne Kuhn or Mika Stefano)