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Living Coloured

December 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - January 9, 2021 @ 9:00 pm

R125 – R225

Yusuf Daniels’ bestselling book, Living Coloured, set to be a highlight this festive season, has been adapted for the stage, directed by the award-winning Loukmaan Adams, at the Baxter Concert Hall, from 8 December to 9 January at 7.30pm with Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.


This stage version is based on Daniels’ hugely successful compilation of short stories, Living Coloured (Because Black and White Were Already Taken) and brings together a dynamic group of creatives led by Adams as director, with adaptation by Daniel Mpilo Richards, set design by Patrick Curtis and costumes by Marisa Steenkamp. It also marks Adams’ debut as a solo director.


Living Coloured is an ode to an era where communities and families thrived despite the hardship of apartheid. It is a hilarious, heart-warming and uplifting portrayal of Daniels’ own life story which speaks of family, friendships, community, traditions and culture, and what it was like growing up on the Cape Flats during an oppressive time in South Africa with racism, gangsterism and poverty. The characters are instantly recognisable and relatable as it tells the story of a young boy faced with these challenges and how he turned them into positives, making the most of living through these trying times and under these conditions.


Living Coloured runs at The Baxter Concert Hall from 8 December 2020 to 9 January 2021. Ticket prices range from R125 to R225 and booking is through Webtickets


December 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
January 9, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
R125 – R225
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Baxter Theatre Centre
Main Rd, Rondebosch
Cape Town,
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