Actor, Singer, Cabaret Artist, Pianist & Composer.

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

Roland seeks out projects that allow for meaningful collaboration, bringing together the magic of theatre and music. Currently, Roland also lectures part-time at UKZN music school.

What's Happening Now

The Good News Cabaret

Rhumbelow Theatre Durban
15 – 31 December

Godfrey Johnson and Roland Perold reunite around the piano with their virtuoso playing and eccentric style to bring laughter and melody to audience this Christmas season. Sprinkled with witticisms and just the right amount of cynicism; the duo bring a hand picked selection of comedy songs to life - shooting a much needed bolt of adrenaline into consciousness of these strange times we live in!

Musical Memory Lane
at Hilton

Roland is thrilled to be performing his much loved one man show at the Hilton Arts Festival. “It’s been too long”, says Roland who lived in Cape Town and worked abroad for many years before returning to KZN. “My last appearance at the Hilton Arts Festival was in 2011 with Kickstart’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”, so a return visit is long overdue!”.

Once on this Island
at Roy Couzens Theatre

 Westville, KZN.

Roland is engaged as Musical Director for this staging of the 1990 Broadway musical by Flaherty & Ahrens. Working alongside director Steven Stead they are bringing the Tony Award winning story to life with talented learners from Westville Boys and Westville Girls High Schools. The show runs 29 September to 2 October.

CAB Festival 2022/23

The applications for the Cabaret and Beyond 2022/23 Festival have closed. There were 86 applications which are being considered and an announcement of those selected to participate will follow shortly via the media. Please visit for more details.