Actor, Singer, Cabaret Artist, Pianist & Composer.

Roland is a Theatre Practitioner from Durban, South Africa. He has 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 artist whilst performing from the piano. Apart from a love of ‘Golden Age’ musicals, Roland has a keen eye on new musical theatre development. He is project manager and curator of the “Cabaret and Beyond Festival” initiative in partnership with “The Centre for Creative Arts” at UKZN.

Roland goes where adventure calls; seeking out projects that allow for meaningful collaboration that bring together the magic of theatre and music.

What's Happening Now

The Emperor’s New Clothes

14 June – 7 July

Prepare to be dazzled by the enchanting premiere of "The Emperor’s New Clothes" in Durban, a magical musical journey brought to life by a stellar cast and creative team.

This musical version of the famous Hans Christian Anderson story was the first collaboration of the well known Broadway composing team Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty.
Roland is musical director and also appears as Maurice (the swindler…!) who takes up residence in the Palace whilst, supposedly, creating the beautiful and magical new clothes for young emperor, Marcus.
The cast of eight also features Daniel Anderson, Lyle Buxton, Marion Loudon, Mtho Zulu, Amahle Tembe, Roshanda Lewis and Keryn Scott. Direction is by Steven Stead, sets by Greg King, lighting by Tina le Roux and sound design by Stephanie Pais. New musical arrangements have been created by Jaco Griessel.
Tickets for this family musical area available at Webtickets

KickStart ’s production of

Roland Takes the Stage as
Musical Director for COMPANY!

This monumental work by composer Stephen Sondheim will have its
South African premiere in Durban at the Sneddon Theatre in April.

Including a stellar cast made up out of Charon Williams-Ros, Peter Court, Jessica Sole,
Anthony Downing, Lyle Buxton, Lisa Bobbert, Anne-Marie Clulow, Yamikani Phiri,
Roshanda Lewis, Keryn Scott, Leah Mari and Bryan Hiles as the main character, Bobby.
Set design by Greg King and choreography by Sisi Man.