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

Two New Musicals!

Audiences will be the first to see two brand new South African chamber musicals at the Athenaeum Theatre in Gqebera at the end of March. "La Familia" by Ntlantla Swana & Khanyisa Sigwanda, as well as "Call Me A Fool" by Leah Mari, are produced by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in association with Mandela Bay Theatre Complex.

And the Winners Are:

Following the success of the CAB Festival showcase in October, 2021,
winners Ntlantla Swana and Leah Mari have been receiving support
and guidance to complete their one-act musicals.

Janice Honeyman is engaged as dramaturg and has been guiding and encouraging, alongside Roland, as they assist in developing these new musicals.
Joining Ntlantla is Khanyisa Sigwanda, as bookwriter, for their piece: “La Familia”. Leah Mari is assisted by arranger Jaco Griessel in the development of her musical: “Call Me A Fool”.

Casting is underway and rehearsals for these works will begin at the end of February with performances in Gqebera and Durban. More information to follow soon. Philisiwe Twinstra will direct “La Familia” and Steven Stead is at the helm for “Call Me A Fool”