“The Pitch” is a new pseudo-musical-super-comedy about corruption, greed, and what happens when capitalism meets theatre. It premiered at Alexander Bar and featured Roland Perold and Lady Aria Grey with David Lubbe on piano. It won best new play at the Writers’ Guild of South Africa muse awards.
Writers of “The Pitch”, Callum Tilbury and Roland Perold, are honoured to have won the MUSE award for best new play. At the ceremony held at the Market Theatre, The Writers’ Guild presented the team with this accolade for outstanding work with this witty musical play.
The story begins when the Afropol Corporation decides to commission a new musical about Africa. They make the mistake of employing the “talents” of Aria Grey and Gary Gershwin, two washed-up theatrical has-beens desperate to make a quick buck. Forget Lion King, forget Sarafina 1, 2 and 3! The Pitch is a new pseudo-musical-super-comedy about corruption, greed, and what happens when capitalism meets theatre.
The show features an original score and lyrics by Perold, with book and additional lyrics by Tilbury. Musical arrangements and live piano accompaniment by David Lubbe.