Who’s Upstairs: Roland Perold

thepitchrolandRoland Perold stars in The Pitch, running at the Alexander Upstairs from 7 – 19 March at 9PM.

Home town?
Port Shepstone… warm sunny KZN.

Tell us a little more about your show?
‘The Pitch’ – a piece that started at Alexander Bar Play Things in October last year. Myself and Callum Tilbury (aka Lady Aria Grey) have been cooking up a comedy storm with this musical play about two washed up has-beens who believe they are creating the next Broadway hit.

And what’s next on the cards for you?
Close Sunday open Monday type of vibe… My production company is also mounting ‘A (Sorta) Love Story’ at Alexander Bar from 21 March – 2 April.

And the project you’re dreaming of?
A big musical… where I can compose for 8 voices(or more!)… I have an idea and it involves Plett Rage and murder on the beach!

How did you get into theatre?
Musicals at school.. we went to watch Oklahoma! The primary school visited the high school’s annual show. I was hooked.

Dinner with any two figures from history: who would you invite and what would you serve them?
Hitler – arsenic.

Favorite spot in Cape Town (besides Alexander Bar, obviously)?
Pulp Kitchen at Gardens Centre. Great coffee.. and close to where I live!

What excites you about theatre?
Entertaining people, within a community. Nothing better than a group of people (the audience) having a collective good time.

What mistakes have you made and learned the most from?
Don’t snap at your friend when you’ve asked them to come in and help. (That is a d!#k move!)

Who do you think people should be talking about?
Lebogang Mogashoa (Lebo) … This guy knows how to tell a story. When he’s telling one go and listen.