According to a very old man, the first account of melodic lyricism was around the time of the big bang when the expansion of the universe created a sound so loud and romantic, it had to be considered musical. Experience a sound explosion of similar proportions with a ticket to Digaritmo at the Dorpstraat Theatre for R27.
Unlike many, the Digaritmo guitar duo has been gifted with rhythm and lyrical genius. Dirkie van Staden and Rick Kleinhans are a fresh, unique and fiery twosome filled to the brim with string picking talents and musical pleasures. Blending a variety of styles, the show will include a performance of original compositions as well as arrangements of popular music by esteemed artists such as Rodrigo y Gabriela. The El Mariachi and Once Upon a Time in Mexico film scores are also on the cards, meaning that at 8pm, you’ll be far off in a land where the rhythm finds the beat and the beat gets you up and grooving like a Flamenco-dancing chicken.
Though the kitchen doesn’t specialise in Flamenco-dancing chicken, it does provide an even more delicious (and possibly charmed) menu sending taste-buds into fits of happiness. Possibly the oldest restaurant theatre in South Africa Dorpstraat Theatre is a head-in-the-clouds kind of creation offering the best in entertainment, food and enchanted magical evenings. Its charming setting just outside Stellenbosch, between the vineyards and mountains of Summerhill Farm, is the backdrop for a scene straight out of a tear-jerking romance, minus all the unnecessary drama.
Theatre Fact: In the 1970’s, an ice-cream parlour decided to produce the first recorded carrot-flavoured ice-cream. This was such an interesting notion to most that one playwright named Allan Edgar Poe wrote a five act play about it. In the year 2005, the movie Ciderman, was loosely based on it.