What’s in a Name?



Garth Tavares


Featured Artists

Delray Burns &
Roland Perold

Artistic Supervisor

Germandt Geldenhuys

A light hearted look at different names and what they mean. Some famous, some infamous! Delray Burns and Roland Perold deliver with aplomb in this wacky cabaret leaving audiences in stitches. As energetic as they are young and beautiful, the talented duo don’t miss a beat with interpretations of well known and some odd characters.


Devised and performed by rising young talent Delray Burns and Roland Perold, “What’s in a Name?” is a light-heartened look at names, characters with interesting names and some names that are just down right ridiculous, with a healthy dose of comedy, music and dance thrown in.

“You’ll hear many of your favourite musical theatre numbers in our new comedy cabaret,” says Perold.  “Classics such as Mrs. Worthington, Maria and Dammit Janet. You’ll even get the inside scoop as to how Otto Tit-sling and Philippe De-Brassiere fought it out to create the world’s first over-the-shoulder boulder-holder”. Perold first performed the show as a solo act, but decided to develop it as a two-hander.  In collaboration with Burns, they have completely revised the show into an hour and a half of non-stop musical fun.

Burns has performed extensively in South Africa and internationally. She played the role of Jill Mason in Peter Schaffer’s classic, Equus and toured to India to dance for the IPL cricket tournament, becoming official choreographer.  She also co-founded Scriptic Productions, which presented Autobahn by Neil Labute and After the End by Dennis Kelley.

Devised by Perold and Burns, “What’s in a Name?” is directed by Garth Tavares with choreography by Burns. It played in Cape Town at Kalk Bay Theatre and at The Bowling Club at The National Arts Festival.

“... the winning recipe for fun entertainment
that is amusing and illuminating.”

Daniel Derksen

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