The show is directed and produced by Pieter Bosch Botha, who was most recently seen in the critically acclaimed “Fully Committed” and Nicholas Spagnoletti’s “Civil Parting”. Musical direction is by the inimitable and multi-talented composer and musician, Dawid Boverhoff. Pianist for the run is well-known Cape Town pianist and cross-over artist, Albert Combrink.
“Simpson is magnificent, giving a flawless performance as the queen…” – Lesley Stones, The Daily Maverick
“fascinating…fresh and entertaining.” – Christina Kennedy, Business Day
“a layered, thought-provoking, witty and ultimately (and unexpectedly) moving examination of a well– known and much-maligned literary character…cleverly constructed stuff that never settles for the obvious, playing for laughs outlet (although there are many very funny moments).” – Bruce Dennill, The Citizen “a touch of mad brilliance” — Artslink.co.za “a treat.…Simpson’s Queen has got more edge.….a lot of fun.…a deliciously dark romp” — Cape Times
“Rose Red packs as much laughter in the punchlines as you’d probably find in a production for kids. Light and darkness as a metaphor for life is used quite brilliantly. …really funny… Powerful.” — Cape Argus
“Dianne Simpson was captivating….faultless” — City Press * * * * “the combined talent of the three people involved adds powerful punch to this shining gem…sharp and witty…it’s the kind of show that has you smiling throughout.” – Diane de Beer, The Star Tonight