East London audiences can expect a lot of laughs as four local artists tackle everyday relationship problems in the musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.
The lively Marcel Corson, Megan Francis, Marc Williams and Kay Mosiane are the cast members for the musical that starts its run at the Guild Theatre on Wednesday.
Director Amanda Bothma said she had wanted to do a rendition of the show for a long time after seeing it on Broadway.
“I met with Sonwa Sakuba in New York, talking about shows and I sent some music to Jacques du Plessis,” Bothma said.
She said the play had no fewer than 50 characters.
“The characters are divided into voice parts and each person plays about 15 characters each. They’ve been rehearsing for a month now, six days a week,” she said.
Francis said it was challenging playing so many characters at once and could be confusing at times.
“Playing these types of characters gives you a glimpse of yourself and at times you sympathise with them,” she said.
Mosiane said each day was a learning experience and a chance to better one’syour craft. with people you can learn from.
Williams said the fact that they all knew each other had made an otherwise difficult production easier.
Stage manager for the musical, Jeanne Mould, said her role was to transform Bothma’s ideas into reality.
“Mine was to put into life her ideas through nice set designs and lighting options. There are also quite a lot of props involved,” she said.
Bothma said the show was geared for a wide audience – from young adults to old couples.
“This play addresses issues from LGBTI+ rights through to divorce. Everyone can take some thing from each story,” she said.
The flamboyant cast promises to have the audience in stitches when the play begins on September 12 and continues its run until September 21.
Tickets are available at Computicket at R120 and the show starts at 7pm.