Methodist Church Hall • Cnr Milton Road and Wesley Street • Observatory • 7925 • Cape Town

Off Kilter

Musical Theatre
Conceived by Bonny white Directed by Kyla Thorburn Musical direction by Bonny White Accompanied by Reon Jacobs Performers: Georgia Bailey, Daryl Brown, Kristina Burge, Noah de Villiers, Erin Gemmell, Kaylene Hendricks, Mia Hough, Matthew Kingwill, Frances Sholto-Douglas, Fiona Tanner, Simon Thompson
13+

A clown and a cow, an invisible man

A tiara or two, a feather and fan

Bats and balls and a team in your dreams

Bedbugs and bombs, it’s not what it seems

Who killed Miss Lucy and was it just sport?

And what of the doctor and Ms Davenport?

A stalker in Tartan, two wheels that are dancing

Oh look something’s coming- a squid that is prancing!

Is it pure imagination or is it real?

You may empathise, come find how you feel

Empty chairs there might be but tomorrow there’s sun

It’ll be in the news, a whole lot of fun

Masks and cleansers, it’s never too much

Let’s all keep our distance and not toucha touch!


BONNY WHITE: MUSICAL DIRECTOR, PRODUCER

Bonny White studied music at The College of Music UCT with clarinet and voice as her instruments. After graduating she taught at Bishops for ten years. During that time she studied singing with Wendy Fine. She has a deep love for musical theatre and has played roles in community theatre productions such as Ruth in “The Pirates of Penzance” and Ida in  “Honk!” both directed by Kyla Thorburn. She runs a singing studio from her home in Pinelands and has presented many musical theatre concerts for community theatre. 

KYLA THORBURN: DIRECTOR

Ten years of dancing professionally in operas and musicals saw Kyla Thorburn performing in the then state theatres all around the country. She has been involved with almost all of the community theatre societies as a choreographer and musical director for the past 25 years, receiving many CATA awards in both capacities. The most recent of these were awarded for "Annie”, “Guys and Dolls”, “My Fair Lady”, and the most recent, “South Pacific”. 

REON JACOBS: ACCOMPANIST

Reon Jacobs is currently Head of Music at SACS Junior school where he has been teaching for the past 21 years.  He studied piano under Dr Thomas Rajna at UCT and regularly performs as keyboardist in and around Cape Town. As a gifted accompanist he has been the backbone of all Bonny White’s concerts and is held in great esteem by all involved.

PERFORMERS

Daryl Brown has degrees in Marketing and Psychology. His first acting role as an adult was the title role in Cassan Ferguson's The Beekeeper in 2011. Since then he has performed in South Pacific at Artscape and sung in several of Bonny White's concerts, including It's All Relative, Annie's Party and Still I Rise. 

Erin Gemmell has been involved in theatre, dance and music from an early age. She graduated from the University of Cape Town and amidst the chaos of the 2020 Lockdown completed a six-month postgraduate Launchpad course in Musical Theatre at the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy and an Acting For Film course through ACT Cape Town. She has taken part in a number of community theatre productions through Gilbert & Sullivan and the Masque Theatre, short films and student productions through UCT, AFDA and City Varsity. She has been receiving vocal coaching from Bonny White since 2017.

Fiona Tanner studied dance, drama and musical theatre at the Waterfront Theatre College. She spent the next few years teaching ballet and drama and working as a free-lance performing artist. In 2011, she secured the lead role in a National Geographic documentary series called Locked Up Abroad and also took part in several shows with the Milnerton Players including A Christmas Carol – More or Less, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, I Love You, You’re Perfect – Now Change and Nunsense. Fiona is also a professional voice over artist. Alongside this, she has worked in various part time jobs and currently runs the practice for Peek-a-Babe 4D Scan, a pregnancy ultrasound company.

Frances Sholto-Douglas trained in acting and musical theatre at the Cape Academy of Performing Arts before attending the University of Cape Town, where she procured an Honours Degree in Theatre and Performance. She has gained traction through her work in films and television shows such as The Kissing Booth 2 (2020), Black Mirror (2011), and Samson (2018). Her theatre work includesZakes Mda's Ways of Dying directed by Lara Foot and Esiseleni Sedini directed by Lwanda Sindaphi.

Georgia Bailey started performing in concerts with Bonny in 2014. She studied Education at Stellenbosch University and is now in her third year of teaching Grade 3 at a school in Hout Bay. She has been in a few amateur theatre productions including “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”.

Kaylene Hendricks studied Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science at the University of the Western Cape. She currently works in sports events and medical supply administration. She has been singing ever since Atomic Kitten released "Whole Again". She has been involved mainly in community theatre, with some professional singing experience. A personal career highlight of hers is her recent performance on the Expresso Show - where she sang She Used To Be Mine, from Waitress.

Now in her 2nd year of Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy at Stellenbosch University, Kristina Burge began her career in community theatre in her matric year, where she took on the CATA-winning role of ‘Tracy Turnblad’ in Pineland’s Players’ production of ‘Hairspray’ at Artscape. Since performing in Bonny White’s production of ‘Annie’s Party’ in 2019, Kristina has taken every chance to return to the stage, inspired by the joy that community theatre brings.

Matthew Kingwill is a regular encyclopedia of all things musical theatre. He has shown his brand of comedic performance in roles such as Roger in The Producers and Edna in Hairspray. Matthew is also an active member of the Scouting community and when he is not on the stage or Scouting about, he can be found studying a Business Science degree in Finance at UCT.

Mia-Lana Hough is a Matric pupil at Hoërskool Bellville. She has been singing from a very young age and first performed at Artscape in the musical "Houtkruis". She sang choir for  most of her school career and was part of the prestigious Tygerberg Children's Choir, for 7 years. She was also part of the recent productions of "Hairspray" and "South Pacific" and played 'Karli' in the kykNet series "Alles Malan". She adores the stage and wants to continue her studies next year in the performing arts.

Noah de Villiers recently graduated as a producing student from AFDA. A performer by trade, Noah is a part-time student at the Byron Bure Academy of Theatre Arts and has played roles in numerous local theatre productions. He has an immense passion for filmmaking and is also a capable editor.

Simon Thompson is currently a teaching assistant in the law faculty at UCT, where he is also pursuing his Masters in Law. He enjoys walking his dog and singing in falsetto. His last performance was as Joseph Cable in the G&S production of South Pacific in 2019, so he is excited to be performing again.