Maxwell Dichi might just be Botswana’s next best thing when it comes to theatre plays.
After taking an impressive Easter Musical dubbed The Generations to the stage at the Holy Cross Anglican last week, The Legacy actor is already working on his next project, a Christmas Musical.
“While the iron is still hot, we will now be working on a Christmas Special, a musical which portrays the life of a young Jesus, his birth and the love between his earthly parents,” said an elated Dichi.
“Tsogo was actually my first theatre play which out of the ordinary took place in a church and was faith based.” The musical, which attracted an audience of 400 people was set around the events of the crucifixion as told in the book of Mark. With Dichi as the narrator alongside a stellar choir and band, the Easter story was gracefully and excellently told.
For Dichi, his greatest joy came from giving a platform to budding creatives. “It has been a great delight receiving calls from people who are interested in working with my team. That is my biggest win from the event because my mandate is and always has been to shine a light on Botswana talent.”
“I believe with the recent play and other interactions I have made in Botswana, I have begun to contribute to the local industry. I have always put it out that I am available to work with Batswana through collaborations and developing talent,” he said and further noted that considering the love they received from the audience, The Tsogo choir will remain intact for future projects.
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said and futher noted that on what other productions his fans can look forward to, Dichi responded; “In the TV space it’s usually tricky to disclose what one is currently working on. What I can say for now is that soon you will have a movie from me, another stage play, TV show and a sitcom. I cannot tell you where these will be based,it could be anywhere.”
The Ramotswa born actor pointed out that he will neither be settling in Botswana nor South Africa as he aims to continue exploring the film industry and seeking out opportunities in both countries. “South Africa will certainly not be my last foreign country to work in, the sky is the limit,” he concluded.