Dead Yellow Sands

Drama • Running Time: 60 mins
Directed By Bo Petersen | Written & performed by Graham Weir | Lighting designed by Guy de Lancey
As a small boy at the funfair I let go of my father's hand. I was so caught up in the distracting sights and sounds I did not realise I was lost until somebody switched off the lights.
Graham Weir telling tales of places that were and people he knew.
Graham Weir wrote a number of one man plays in the 1990s including Brief Descriptions which won the Vita Award for Best New South African Play. This is his first one man play for some time. Graham and Bo Petersen worked together on Graham's Letters from Patient Essop, a one man musical which played over a number of years to great critical acclaim. Graham is perhaps best known for his song writing and performances with Not the Midnight Mass, which he founded with his sister in 1988. The Mass still appear together, most recently at the Baxter Theatre and they have been invited to perform at the 2015 Fleur du Cap Awards. Graham also co produced and wrote the music and lyrics for Noah of Cape Town, the countries first acapella musical. Graham most recent work with Guy de Lancey was in 2013 in the title role of Lear in King Lear. This production was highly acclaimed and was one of the last productions at the Intimate Theatre.

Press & Reviews

  • Wed 19th Aug 2015 Critter Death Be Told: Review by Steve Kretzmann
  • Sat 15th Aug 2015 Cape Times Telling Stories
  • Thu 16th Apr 2015 Cape Times Review of Dead Yellow Sands by Tracey Saunders in the Cape Times.
  • Wed 15th Apr 2015 ★★★★★ Argus Review of Dead Yellow Sands by Beverley Brommert
  • Sun 12th Apr 2015 Weekend Argus Sands of time recall younger inspiration - Robyn Cohen



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