Actor, Singer, Cabaret Artist, Pianist & Composer.

Roland is a Theatre Practitioner living in Durban, South Africa. He holds a B.Mus from UKZN, a Licentiate in Musical Theatre (with distinction) from Trinity College, facilitated by the Waterfront Theatre School, and an M.Mus (with distinction) from Bath Spa University, UK.

A consummate performer, Roland holds his own as leading man and has often appeared as cabaret/revue artist while accompanying himself at the piano. Apart from a special love for The Great American Songbook, Roland has a keen eye on new musical theatre development.

Roland seeks out projects that allow for meaningful collaboration bringing together the magic of theatre and music and is the curator of the newly founded CAB Festival, hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts. Roland is also a lecturer in the music department at UKZN.

CAB Festival 2021

21 music theatre composers, lyricists
& book writers participate in

“Cabaret and Beyond” Festival 2021.

Roland is the curator and executive producer for CAB Festival 2021. This is a new initiative hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, at UKZN. The project brings new music theatre writing and development to the forefront with 21 creaties currenly composing for a showcase in October, presented at Seabrooke’s Theatre. Building on the success of “Stories 2020” this partnership with the CCA and Mandela Bay Theatre Complex promises to grow development of local writers’ skillset within the genre exponentially. For more info visit the CAB Festival Website.

What's Happening Now

Crazy Carousel

Crazy Carousel features the music
of legendary songwriter and cabaret
artist Jacques Brel.

Directed by Steven Stead and choreography by Simone Mann, Roland is musical director and band leader for this production featuring learners from Westville Boys’ and Westville Girls’ High. The production is on at the Roy Couzens Theatre.

“Rehearsal Selfie”

Publicity Matters!

By Sophie Thompson | 5th February, 2021

Day two of our ‘Love the Arts’ feature we meet the fabulous Roland Perold. Roland spent the early part of lockdown collaborating with fellow musical thespians from around South Africa and created a marvellous piece  […]