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.

What's Happening Now

CAB Festival 2021

Applications now open!

Music theatre composers, lyricists & book writers
invited to apply for:

“Cabaret and Beyond” Festival 2021.

The Centre for Creative Arts at UKZN announced the launch of the new CAB Festival in 2021: “Cabaret and Beyond”. CAB will be an annual event aimed at bringing together musical theatre creatives from across South Africa. It will promote, develop and commision new compositions and writing within the
broad spectrum of musical theatre, cabaret and music related storytelling.

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  […]

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