Oom Schalk returns to Durban

Actor David Muller as Herman Charles Bosman’s Oom Schalk Lourens. Photo: Derek Harrison

Actor David Muller as Herman Charles Bosman’s Oom Schalk Lourens. Photo: Derek Harrison

Following a successful debut season in Durban last year, the inimitable Oom Schalk Lourens, aka Cape Town actor David Muller, brings his white rose into the KwaZulu-Natal, for a short season of Oom Schalk, From the Heart 2. The show runs at Durban’s intimate Seabrooke’s Theatre in Musgrave, opening on Tuesday, September 1.

Directed by Celia Musikanth, David Muller continues with the classic tradition of story-telling where renowned South African actors Percy Sieff and Patrick Mynhardt left off. He inhabits the Schalk Lourens’ character in telling Herman Charles Bosman’s stories from the heart.

From Durban to Grahamstown to Cape Town, Oom Schalk, From the Heart has delighted critics and audiences alike. Now David brings the sequel to Seabrooke’s. Included in this latest enchanting show are the Bosman favourites: The Music Maker, in which Schalk evaluates a typical artist’s dilemma as only Schalk knows how; White Ant, a delightful surrealistic story where the conversation gets out of their depth and takes a wrong turn; and Go-slow Strike, a post office strike which satirises culture, agriculture and organised labour.

“On opening night two lucky patrons stand to walk away with an anthology each of Bosman’s short stories,” says Muller. “And those in the front row may be refreshed with a little of Schalk’s favourite tipple.”

Performances of Oom Schalk, From the Heart 2 at at 7 pm. To avoid disappointment advanced booking is strongly advised. Tickets at R100 may be booked by calling  Clare McIlroy on 071 224 1046 or via email at clare@webtickets.co.za

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