Playwright supports The Big Issue

24 January 2008 | Story by Myolisi Gophe

Starring: The cast of Mirror Mirror to entertain the audience at the Baxter Studio.

Playwright Mike van Graan will host a performance of his satire, Mirror Mirror, as a special benefit concert for The Big Issue magazine. The show at the Baxter Studio on 25 January will be a curtain raiser for the play that will run until 9 February.

Directed by award-winning Geoffrey Hyland, Mirror Mirror is a witty fairytale satire, which unfolds with queens, knights and revolting peasants, and revolves around a queen's demise as she is overthrown from power. Her successors rule in a land where nepotism, corruption and a devastating plague flourish, and where the gap between the rich and the poor grows wider.

"It gives me great pleasure to synergise my work with The Big Issue, and to use theatre to not only raise money for this socially significant cause, but to raise the profile of the magazine," said Van Graan.

Donald Paul, editor of The Big Issue, hopes that initiatives such as Van Graan's would make the magazine self-sufficient.

To book for Mirror Mirror, go to Computicket or phone the Baxter Theatre Centre box office at 021 680 3989.

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