Award winning JAKOB with Bryan Hiles at The Drama Factory


WINNER of a Silver Ovation Award at the Virtual National Arts Festival in 2020, JAKOB has its Cape Town premiere at The Drama Factory from 18 until 23 April. 

Performed by Durban’s Bryan Hiles, JAKOB is a one-man show based on a short story written and directed by Michael Taylor- Broderick, adapted for the stage by award winning actress and director, Clare Mortimer.

JAKOB is an engaging tale about a strange little boy, and about love, light and everything reflected in between. Its central theme revolves around the issue of prejudice and tells the story of a child who is born different and who is ostracised by the community in which he lives. The play deals with Jakob’s journey through childhood and explores the ways in which he learns to cope with his exclusion. JAKOB uses the medium of light, and the absence thereof, to drive the narrative. It is a drama that has been described as “indie theatre” and its combination of lyrical prose and technical theatrics propel it into the genre of magical realism.

JAKOB has always been exceptionally well received and a few years ago was recognised by the Durban Theatre Award judges in the following categories: Best New Script, Best Director, Best Actor in a Solo Performance, Best Set Design and Best Lighting Design, winning Bryan Hiles the Best Actor in a Solo Performance award. 

With its fully licensed bar and cosy, welcoming atmosphere, The Drama Factory is the perfect venue to enjoy top-quality entertainment with a group of friends or family. The solar-powered invertor ensures the show will always go on, even when there is load-shedding. 

  • Tickets: R180/R160/R145; Bookings can be made here
  • Evening performances are at 7.30pm on 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 April
  • There are matinee performances at 4pm on 19, 22 and 23 April
  • For enquiries call 073 215 2290

Make a staycation of a visit to The Drama Factory by booking in with one of its wonderful accommodation partners. Spend the night at The Views Guesthouse, 185 on Beach or Majorca House to enjoy the beauty and many other activities on offer in the surrounding Helderberg region. Visit the website for further details.

The Drama Factory is at 10 Comprop Square, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand. Parking is available at the venue. 

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