Preview: Vincent – His Quest to Love and be Loved at The Drama FactoryFebruary 17-19, 2023- award winning show not to be missed


When: February 17-19, 2023
Where: The Drama Factory, 10 Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape
Tickets: R170/R150/R140
Booking: With credit card or contact 073 215 2290
Performers: Daniel Anderson (vocals) with Germaine Gamiet (piano)
Producer: Wêla Kapela Productions
Writer/director: Amanda Bothma

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I saw Vincent – His Quest to love and be loved at the National Arts Festival in 2022 and I was captivated by Daniel Anderson and Germaine Gamiet on piano. The production won a much deserved Bronze Standard Bank Ovation Award 2022 at the festival. It is wonderful that this excellent production will be on at The Drama Factory, February 17-19, 2023.  Anderson conjure up the yearning by Vincent to be loved and to find love and here it is on in February – the love month. Vincent is produced by Wêla Kapela Productions, from East London. Gamiet is a classically trained pianist (UCT SACM) and he does more than simply accompany Daniel. The fabulous playlist includes Jacques Brel’s Carousel and Madelaine and Queen’s Somebody To Love. Read review here: Interview with Germaine Gamiet: Read on for more about the season of Vincent at The Drama Factory, February 2023. There are three performances (Friday Feb 17 and Saturday Feb 18 at 7.30pm and at 4pm on Sunday Feb 19), so book your tickets as shows sell out at this intimate venue. Booking is online (secure by credit card) but if you are tech challenged or simply want to do it by phone, call Sue on 073 215 2290 and she will assist. Yes, there is a generator, so no worries about loadshedding:


VINCENT is a multimedia cabaret, (Bronze Standard Bank Ovation Award 2022) that tells of a complex man, Vincent Van Gogh, with a ruthless drive to create and a deep-seated desire to love and be loved. Vincent’s search for love, is told through reimagined versions of popular musical theatre, pop, rock and jazz numbers. 

It will be performed at The Drama Factory on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February at 19h30 and on Sunday 19 February at 4pm.

Performed by Daniel Anderson (vocals) with Germaine Gamiet (piano).  Presented by Wêla Kapela Productions. VINCENT is directed and  Written by Amanda Bothma.

Towards the end of his short life, Vincent Van Gogh, who suffered from mental illness, was treated by Doctor Paul Gachet. He writes to his brother Theo: “A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.”  The 37-year-old painter died of a self-inflicted wound in 1890. On 15 May 1990, The Portrait of Doctor Gachet was sold, within three minutes, for 75 million dollars.  “70 million are bid, 73, 75 Million dollars! Sir?  I shall then sell it at 75million dollars. Thank you, sir.”  

The Drama Factory audiences will remember Daniel Anderson and Germaine Gamiet from their smash hit Mad About The Boys, and are in for a treat with this brilliant team.  Producers Wêla Kapela Productions brought us firm favourites Mad About The Boys, The Eva Cassidy Story, Damsel In Distress, Spot The Fearless Fish and A Star Is Born.

“The show was a wow. People sat there afterwards in a kind of trance-like state”. Robyn Cohen, THE CAPE ROBYN 

“The true essence of cabaret-style theatre leaves you wanting more and more as the show goes on.” – Devon Koen, THE HERALD

“He had me hooked from the first note right until the last” – Rod Amner, GROCOTT’S MAIL

Tickets cost R170/R150/R140. Book at For enquiries contact 073 215 2290

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!

Make a staycation of a visit to The Drama Factory, booking in with one of their 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 situated at. Parking is available at the venue.

Venue info for The Drama Factory:

Address: 10 Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape

Driving time from Cape Town: About 45 minutes
Secure parking : in the business park, where the Drama Factory is situated. Bring driver’s license – details recorded at entry for security purposes
Generator: solar powered invertor so the show goes on – no matter what Food – drinks and snacks (including their famous samoosas)
Wheelchair access: Yes
Staycation deals: 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. See The Drama Factory website for further details.

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Established in 2017, The Drama Factory has become renowned as a prime destination for patrons to enjoy quality entertainment across a range of genres in a relaxed and welcoming environment. As well as showcasing mainstream productions, The Drama Factory offers creatives a venue to workshop performances, providing an affordable space for artists to bring their creative ideas to life.    The Drama Factory hosts a number of training initiatives, including a theatre lighting training programme. Through its relationship with organisations such as the Anna Foundation and Masikhule, The Drama Factory enables opportunities for young theatre goers to attend performances and workshops, assisting to build audiences and artists for tomorrow.    Committed to providing a platform to nurture original South African theatre productions, The Drama Factory also co-produces new work, such as the What Did The Fox Say? series, which was sponsored by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture.  

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