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KB Theatre Productions [previously known as KBT Productions] was established in 2009 by Helen & Simon Cooper to produce theatre at Kalk Bay Theatre and at other venues, nationally and internationally

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KBT Productions produced the award-winning “London Road” which premièred in March 2010.    “London Road” is the winner of 3 Fleur du Cap Awards and a Standard Bank Golden Ovation Award for Theatre, was nominated for two Kanna awards and five Naledi Theatre awards, with Robyn Scott winning as Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (play). Nicholas Spagnoletti also won the Olive Schreiner Prize for Drama.  In 2013 Robyn Scott, for her role in  “London Road” also won The Stage Award for Acting Excellence at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.   London Road” was the top grossing theatre production on the Fringe at the National Arts Festival for three years.

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KBT Productions has also produced Rob van Vuuren [Rob van Vuuren is Rob van Vuuren] , a run of Jutro at the Baxter;  Kaput and Sie Weiss Alles, which won a Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival 2011.

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KBT Productions is or has also presented :

  • the acclaimed adaptation of Paul Gallico’s The Snow Goose for the stage and in 2015 will launch a stage adaption of another literary classic, Ernest Hemingway’s, The Old Man & the Sea;
  • an enthralling look at Nelson Mandela’s childhood and the contemporary rise of the Broederbond.  Entitled Making Mandela, this is a co-production with Hello Elephant;
  • Bernard Slade’s Same Time Next Year;
  • the a cappella musical A Town Called Fokol Lutho and An Extraordinarily Ordinary Life, both the brainchildren of Jervis Pennington;
  • Godfrey Johnson’s Mr Johnson Presents, Mr Johnson Cooks, Flirting With Coward and The Shadow of Brel;
  • Megan Furniss’ Drive With Me and Song and Dance;
  • Undermined, The Incredible Journey, Home & A Man & a Dog (in collaboration with Here Manje Productions); and Vaslav, about celebrated dancer Vaslav Nijinsky.

As a producer, Simon has also been involved in other theatre productions, including collaborating with Megan Choritz and Graham Weir for Uncomfortable Productions, which presented the world-premiere of the Fleur du Cap award nominated, full-length a cappella musical, Noah of Cape Town.