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Who is Rob van Vuuren?

2008-06-18 14:39
You may think that by acting you're catapulting yourself into the spotlight and making yourself vulnerable to scrutiny, but in reality, actors hide behind their characters and it's the character not the actor that is scrutinized by the audience.

In Rob van Vuuren’s new performance, "Rob van Vuuren is Rob van Vuuren", the Juju Productions founder removes the ‘fourth wall’ and stands bare to the audience, as himself, honest and pure, well, as pure as he can get…

The show explores the journey of van Vuuren’s acting career in what he calls his "one sided conversation". His theatrical performance is creative, energetic, passionate and comical as he dances his way through his history. He explores the comical situations that brought him to where he stands today. It’s a bizarre collection of tales that leaves you giggling and marvelling at his perseverance and dedication throughout it all.

Juju Productions is taking 13 performances to the Grahamstown Festival this year:

-Electric Juju sees van Vuuren in an epic fantasy that is really not to be missed
-Best Man’s Speech and Out of Time with Louw Venter
-Swazi starring Mark Elderkin takes glimpses into the quirky Kingdom of Swaziland
-Isabella starring Leila Anderson and Scott Sparrow as they lay prisoner to “The Graveyard Theatre”
-Cabins in the Forest with talented acoustic duo Andy Jamieson and Gary Thomas delicately crafting musical journeys
-Odd one out starring Cokey Falkow incorporating a physical edge to his hysterical personal South Africa history
-Rumpsteak with Gaetan Schmid as he explores a behind the scenes look at a French restaurant
- Mouche with Tim Redpath is about a love story in Paris and stars a series of puppets
-Performer’s Travel Guide with Scott Sparrow
-Brother Number with both James Cairns and Rob van Vuuren and directed by Jaco Bouwer. Two brothers are trapped in the Home Affairs Building for 16 years.
-Fly Paper Jet’s Travelling Salesman

Van Vuuren has an eye for original talent, any show falling under Juju Productions and his direction is bound to be worth a see. He is one of the master’s in local theater and brings fresh original performances to our stages. Grahamstown is in for a treat!

Catch the last few shows of "Rob van Vuuren is Rob van Vuuren" at the Intimate Theatre in Cape Town until this Saturday, 14 June. For more inforation and bookings contact

- Clare Thomas

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