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Men Who Fly Review
Theatre of Marcellus

I had a really theatrical weekend. The fact that I’m a drama queen goes without saying. I saw three plays in 24 hours. Nataniël’s Men who fly was one of them , here are a few things about the play.

This invitation was one I was thoroughly ecstatic to attend. I surprised myself completely when I fell in love with Nataniël when I met him a few weeks ago. What a delightful man. So when I was invited to attend his show, Men who Fly, at Emperors Palace I jumped at the chance.

Nataniël is an official ambassador for Child Welfare, and so he used his opening night to introduce 50 Child Welfare pieces painted by South African celebrities such as Bruce Fordyce, Basetsana Khumalo, Claudia Henkel and many more. The pieces will be auctioned off by Absa in March at Emperors Palace to raise funds for Child Welfare. The art will be on display at Emperors Palace for the entire run of Men Who Fly ending on Monday, 17th of March 2008.

Men who fly is a triumph and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have never seen a Nataniël production before, and so was unsure what to expect. It’s a difficult genre to explain, existing in a sphere of its own, with nothing to compare it to. I have the same problem. You have to experience a Nataniël production yourself; it can’t be explained to you. The dancing, costumes and music are sensational.

Moving away from the structure of previous productions, this show is built around the theme rather than a single story-line. Energetic, textured and fantastical, Men Who Fly is a tribute to all who dream bigger and live their lives accordingly. Original soul, rock and pop songs alternate with comedy sketches and stories in both English and Afrikaans.

Shows take place in the Theatre of Marcellus Wednesdays to Saturdays starting at 20h30 and Sundays at 15h00, with no shows on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Ticket prices are between R115 and R145 with a dinner and show package available for R270 through Emperors Palace. These prices exclude the Computicket charges.

For more information and bookings, please see link alongside.

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