About the Performer: Daniel Mpilo Richards

Daniel Mpilo Richards is a professional creative who prides himself on his versatility. He is an actor, writer, dancer, singer and musician. Co-Writer and performer of Die Glas Ennie Draad alongside Gantane Kusch, which recently won a Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award at the 2016 National Arts Festival. He has performed in festivals in Grahamstown, Zimbabwe, Botswana, the Czech Republic and the USA. He is currently performing a one-man show written for him by Mike Van Graan called Pay Back The Curry, directed by Rob Van Vuuren and produced by Siv Ngesi. Pay Back The Curry is currently doing a national tour of South Africa and to date has played in 27 dif-ferent venues and Daniel has performed the show over 100 times. By July 2017 Daniel will be per-forming a new one-man show written by Mike Van Graan called State Fracture.

Daniel recently wrote and performed the narration for Britten’s Young Person’s Guide To The Or-chestra. He was accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in the City Hall with world-renowned conductor Carlo Ponti and shared the stage with Pieter Dirk Uys as Evita Be-zuidenhout.


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