Theodore Jantjies and Maurice Paige are bringing their comedy Platform 9: Coming Home back to the Baxter theatre where the production had its first run nine years ago.
The last instalment of the trilogy, written and directed by Christo Davids, will take to the stage from Tuesday December 13 until Saturday January 7, at 7pm.
Performed in Afrikaans and some English, it is a collaboration between three childhood friends who coincidentally all first gained notoriety as local soapie stars.
Davids became well-known for his role as Errol in 7de Laan, Jantjies as Xander in the same soapie and Paige as Calvin in Isidingo. They have all gone on to pursue different endeavours while the stage is still a shared first love.
“This production has always been personal to the three of us. It is an ode to the people we grew up with, characters who have influenced us just by watching them live. At the core of it, it’s a story about a brotherhood formed many years ago, three boys with a common dream. This is entrenched in the themes of Platform 9. Most of the stories in the play are biographical recounts of our lives,” said Davids.
The cast celebrates Cape Town and being Capetonian over the festive season with Jantjies and Paige portraying multiple characters.
This time around the show involves a love story that goes wrong when some pills get mixed up. There is also a guard with a dark secret and a blind man on his way to Parliament to correct the injustices of the past. All this chaos must be managed by Theo and Mau as their friendship is once again put to the test.
Ticket cost from R144 to R180.Book through Webtickets.