“70 million are bid, 73, 75 Million dollars! Sir?, I shall then sell it at 75million dollars. Thank you, sir.”
Towards the end of his short life, Vincent Van Gogh, who suffered from mental illness, was treated by Doctor Paul Cachet. Vincent 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 Cachet was sold, within three minutes, for 75 million dollars.
VINCENT, a multimedia cabaret, tells of a complex man with a ruthless drive to create and a deep-seated desire to love and be loved.
Please note that this show is in a Rhodes University venue and as such you will be required to show your vaccine certificate or a negative test no older than 72 hours or proof of Covid positive status within the last three months.
Presented by Wela Kapela Productions
Starring Daniel Anderson
Written and directed – Amanda Bothma
Musical Director and Pianist – Germaine Gamiet
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Daniel Anderson is 21 years old and has grown up on the theatre stage. Starting as an Elvis Presley impersonator, he migrated to musical theatre in 2010, where the roots of his career begin to take hold. He holds a BA degree in Film Production and an ATCL in Musical Theatre with the Trinity College of London. His first and true love, however, will always be the theatre as he finds no greater joy than shared moments on a stage. Daniel’s most recent theatre credits include This Moment (CPT), “Blommie Kabouter” in Liewe Heksie, It’s Showtime! A Revue (CPT), “Simeon/Narrator” in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dream coat”. 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”.
Germaine Gamiet trained at the University of Cape Town's South African College of Music, where he completed his music performance degree under the guidance of Franklin Larey and Sandra Kettle. He has worked extensively, as an accompanist, choral director and teacher. Germaine has served as musical director for productions such as Beauty and the Beast and Bugsy Malone, played in the orchestra for stagings of Evita and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, all staged at the Guild Theatre in East London. When not on stage or in rehearsal rooms, he is a dynamic arts management professional. He currently works at Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, The Swiss Arts Council, as the programme manager for Southern Africa.
Amanda Bothma received her Bachelor’s degree in Drama and Acting from the University of the Free State. She is an alumna of the Eugene O’Neill the National Theatre Institute and attended the National Puppet Conference in 2018 and 2020 in Connecticut, USA. Amanda trained in the Chekov method under Mara Radulović, co-founder of the Michael Chekhov Actors Studio Boston. Over the past 30 years she has written, directed and produced many dramas, pantomimes, musicals and cabarets.