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

We all need some R&R!

Roland is currently on sabbatical.

Escaping the dreaded load-shedding schedules
in favour of some sunny weather in the northern hemisphere.

As they say…

Some free advice…
Avoid British Airways at all cost. In the words of Bob Hope:

Winnie the Pooh!

Sneddon Theatre
22 June – 16 July 2023

Roland is thrilled to be appearing as Rabbit for KickstArt's production of Winnie the Pooh. Based on the classic book by A.A. Milne, this stage adaptation is by Steven Stead, with music by Justin Southey. Join us in the 100 Acre Wood this holiday season to meet Pooh and all his friends! Tickets at Computicket.

CAB Festival 2023

Seabrooke’s Theatre
18 – 21 May 2023

Roland is producer for the: “Cabaret and Beyond Festival Showcase, 2023”.

Durban audiences will remember the inaugural 2021 event:

“Slick, sophisticated and superb” Billy Suter.

A new selection of songs by composers from the CAB mentorship programme is set to delight audiences once more. 18 - 21 May at the Sebrooke’s Theatre.

13 The Musical

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre
30 March – 2 April 2023

Roland is musical director for “13 The Musical'' being staged at The Sneddon Theatre in March. This production features learners from Eden College & Glenwood High School. Direction by Marion Loudon & Kirsten Smith, with choreography by Jasmaine Rose.

The Good News Cabaret

Western Cape Tour:
21 – 30 April 2023


21, 22, 28 & 29 April


Wednesday 26 April


Sunday 30 April

What the critics say:

Featured on SABC Morning Live!

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.