Playwright David Kramer gives us a sneak peek into his new musical 'Langarm'

Legendary singer, songwriter and theatremaker David Kramer says he's excited about the official opening of his new musical, 'Langarm'.

The production set in the context of Cape Town's ballroom dance culture of the 1960s and involves an interracial pair who break the law to dance.

The musical will show at The Fugard Theatre in the Mother City.

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It officially opens on Wednesday 5 December and runs until February, Kramer says.

Kramer wrote the original score of songs which have been arranged by musical director Charl-Johan Lingenfelder.

He spoke about the inspiration behind his characters, how he chose his cast members and the style of his latest writing.

The reaction so far has been very strong. We've received nice compliments.

David Kramer, writer and director

The idea of 'Langarm' has been in the back of my mind for many years...

David Kramer, writer and director

My parents used to be part of a yacht club and some Saturdays they used to have a dance with a little band.

David Kramer, writer and director

I've been quite thrilled and surprised by the wonderful talent that we have found.

David Kramer, writer and director

I always think of Langarm as an ordinary man's ballroom.

David Kramer, writer and director

Visit The Fugard website for more on the musical.

Listen to the conversation on The John Maytham Show:

Image credit: The Fugard Theatre on Twitter.


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