Marikana Musical dominates at Naledi Awards

By  | Dec 06, 2018, 01:46 AM

Aubrey Sekhabi’s emotive production, Marikana – The Musical has swept the boards at the South African Naledi Theatre Awards.

The glittering ceremony took place at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City and was attended by the who’s who of the entertainment world, including the likes of Isidingo actress Kgomotso Christopher, Jack Devnaran, Zuraida Jardine and Dail with his wife Rachel Tambo.

The big winner on the night was Marikana – The Musical, an emotive and heartfelt tribute to those who lost their lives during the mining strike at Lonmin. It took six awards in the categories Best Production of a Musical (the South African State Theatre), Best Director (Aubrey Sekhabi), Best Performance in a Musical: Female (Emma Mmekwa), Best Set Design (Wilhelm Disbergen), Best Score (McKenzie Matone, Zakele Mabena and Aubrey Sekhabi) and Best Original Choreography (Thabo Rapoo). 

In an uproar of jubilation cast members sang songs of celebration as they got called onto the stage 6 times in a row.

A big round of applause has to go to everybody involved in this production; we take a lot of time to give credit to our stars across the board (And a lot of them deserve the praise) but we should also take time to recognize people who make great strides in industries such as theatre. Well done Marikana cast and production team!