Nataniël’s Hong Kong Kiss
He has 13 albums, 11 books and has had over 50 stage productions and he wears lipstick! Something was brewing inside of me on Friday afternoon when I realized that there were a couple of hours left until my very first experience of this man; it was a kind of nervous excitement. And although I didn’t know what to expect, Nataniël’s latest stage production THE HONG KONG KISS was absolutely fabulous!
With a full on band made up of glorious singers, a percussionist, keyboard player, guitarists and drummer, exquisite lighting and staging the singer/songwriter/entertainer tells his experience of traveling to Hong Kong to meet one of the world’s most famous porcelain masters and designers of ceramic bowls. What was intended as a week-long business trip, turned into an epic saga of intrigue, misunderstandings, deceit and a near death experience.
The script is a mixture of English and Afrikaans and whilst he shares his bizarre experiences of Hong Kong he also tells little unrelated stories and personal beliefs. Stories about a school teacher who made him tea with salt and taught him that opening the window just a little bit on a very hot summer’s day will allow for a stronger breeze to flow through, and that his lifelong belief that when one goes outside that they should always wear protection because nothing makes one more common than bad skin!
Nataniël also launched his latest album “I Wear White” and performed some of his latest songs.
Over the past decade Nataniël has not only established himself as producer, director, designer, playwright and public speaker, but as South Africa’s leading exponent of the solo stage act.
An outspoken and controversial figure, he continuously crosses over from the alternative circuit to the main stage, generating extensive media coverage and a massive cult following.
THE HONG KONG KISS opened on Friday 9 February and performances will be from Wednesdays to Saturdays at 20h30 and Sundays at 15h00.
Book at Computicket or the Emperors Palace box office. No children under 13.
CD’s books and selected products from the KAALKOP range (which is gorgeous by the way) will be available at all performances.