June 2002

NTMM newsletter 5

How GRAHAM WEIR has accidentally managed to stay aLIVE

Accompanied by SVEN GOLDIN and MEGAN CHORITZís directions

How GRAHAM WEIR has accidentally managed to stay aLIVE is the title of Graham Weirís brand new show. It will be having a one off performance at THE WAREHOUSE in Greenpoint on Sunday 23 June before it goes to Grahamstown. In this show Graham goes almost solo, and accompanied by talented musician Sven Goldin, he sings mostly his own original songs and tells bizarre and wonderful stories that give us an insight into his life so far.

Says Graham, "After doing a really serious show at the Baxter studio I wanted to do something lightand fun. The result is truly wacky!"

Megan Choritz, who directs says, " Graham is the South African combination of David Byrne, Spalding Gray and Hunter S. Thompson, and I donít even know how thatís possible!" She guarantees an evening of absorbing entertainment. No turn is left unstoned and no names are changed to protect the identity of anyone who comes into contact with the intrepid Graham Weir. Hear the low down on Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tina Schouw and Warrick Grier, just to name a few. Even Glenn Swart gets a mention.

How GRAHAM WEIR has accidentally managed to stay aLIVE will be happening at the Grahamstown festival, but you can say you saw it first if you come to the Sunday night performance at the WAREHOUSE.

And finally a word from the musician, Sven Goldin, who had this to say about the show, " No one can get bored in this show. You would have to be dead to be bored."

Tickets cost R30 at the door but if you would like to reserve seats or for more info, please contact Megan on 083 4403961.

Amanda Tiffin Band

Amanda writes:

My band is competing in a battle of the bands competition at The Jam on Saturday (22 June) and we need as much support as we can get. We are on first at 9.30 sharp. (Although its the Jam, it will be on time, as it is a competition!)The band is cooking! So please do come and watch!

What a weekend of music and theatre you have ahead of you!!

Not The Midnight Mass- Live At The Planetarium

If you dont already have a copy of our latest CD and would like to purchase one, they are now available at CD Wherehouse outlets at the Waterfront, Cape Town and in Jhb at the Randburg Waterfront outlet. Alternatively you could get a copy over the net by cyber shopping at

If you saw the planetarium gig and have still not collected your CD please arrange to get it by phoning me on 021 423 1857 before I leave for the Grahamstown Festival on the 28th June.

Letters From Patient Essop - the CD

Graham , Sven and Simon have recorded a CD of the music and story of Essop.This album will be on sale at all future NTMM gigs as well as at performances of "how GRAHAM WEIR has accidently managed to stay aLIVE".If you are interested in ordering a copy please let us know via this email address. (

Graham's new book!!

Graham Weir will launch his new book "how GRAHAM WEIR has accidently managed to stay aLIVE" at the Grahamstown Festival.The book, which includes extracts from the play ''how GRAHAM WEIR has accidently managed to stay aLIVE '', also includes the scripts of old favourites like ''Psychodelic Cowboy and Sister Nun'', "Letters from Patient Essop","Tales from the dark corner",'' Brief Descriptions'' and some of his short stories.

Interested? Let us know and we'll find a way of getting a copy to you.

And Finally_ Dont forget the Grahamstown festival ( 28th June - 6th July). I'll be there and look forward to a week of escapism and fun- till next time,

stay well

yours in theatre

Andrew Andropoulides (Not The Midnight Mass)

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