The King­mak­ers

The King­mak­ers

After an inter­nal power strug­gle leaves them out in the cold and on the fringes of the party, they come up with a plan to shape a seem­ingly ambition-less, but well-respected politi­cian into a leader. With the help of a ris­ing cor­po­ra­tion seek­ing polit­i­cal clout and pos­si­ble gov­ern­ment con­tracts, the stage is set for a mer­ci­less power grab and per­haps a chance at revenge. This dark polit­i­cal com­edy is writ­ten and directed by Louis Viljoen, the award win­ning writer of the crit­i­cally acclaimed plays Champ and The Fron­tiers­men. It is set in the famil­iar world of skull­dug­gery, back­stab­bing, one-upmanship, dis­loy­alty, black­mail and prof­i­teer­ing, oth­er­wise known as South African pol­i­tics. Our three heroes spend their days mak­ing sure the sys­tem works for no one except the lucky few or the ones who can afford to do as they please. But after years of work­ing in the dark and the cold, finan­cially speak­ing, they con­spire to get some­thing for them­selves, whether it be gold or power. Never mind the body count.


76 Strand Street, 8001 Cape Town





19:00 - 21:00


R100 (R90 online)