Mad About the Boys

MAD ABOUT THE BOYS, is a cabaret, produced by the Wela Kapela Productions company of East London, South Africa, starring Daniel Anderson, accompanied by a 3 piece band comprising of Nathan Johannisen (Piano), Kerry Hiles (Bass) and Geoffrey Lottering (Drums)

MAD ABOUT THE BOYS celebrate the lives of Ivor Novello, the matinee idol, Noel Coward, the quintessential, English gentleman and the American play boy Cole Porter. Think of a certain suave, urbane style that reigned in theatre and the movies during the ’20s and ’30s. Think of cigarettes, smoking jackets and cocktails. Think of cynical epigrams, and sexy, witty, world-weary songs. Think of Cole Porter, Noel Coward and Ivor Novello – they virtually invented this style, The Boys moved in the same café-society circles. They were friends, colleague’s, and yet, rivals!

Join us for the very best of Cole Porter, Noel Coward and Ivor Novello. Amanda Bothma (writer/director) has created a series of little vignettes round each of the Boys and, of course the songs that made them immortal. MAD ABOUT THE BOYS promise to be sheer entertainment.

  • Ticket Price: R70.00
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Duration (minutes): 50mins
  • Ages: all ages
  • Release Date: July 14, 2021 16:00 - August 31, 2021 23:59
  • Language: English



Starring: Daniel Anderson
Band: Nathan Johannesin, (piano), Kerry Hiles (Bass) and Geoffrey Lottering (Drums).
Written/ Directed: Amanda Bothma
Film: MediaWorx

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Mad About The Boys



Daniel Anderson is 21 years old and has practically grown up on the theatre stage. Starting as an Elvis Presley impersonator, he migrated to musical theatre in 2010 playing John in Peter Pan, where the roots of his career begin to take hold. He is currently in his final year of studies of a BA in Film Production at CityVarsity, Cape Town. His first and true love, however, will always be the theatre. He holds an Associates Diploma in Musical Theatre with the Trinity College of London and finds no greater joy than shared moments on a stage. Daniel’s most recent theatre credits include This Moment (CPT), “Prince Topher” in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, It’s Showtime! A Revue (CPT). Daniel is passionate about keeping theatre alive and finds great joy in sharing the tune-filled antics of Noël Coward, Cole Porter and Ivor Novello in “Mad About The Boys”.