KING OF BROKEN THINGS BY: multi-award-winner Michael Taylor-Broderick

The King of Broken Things is a journey into the broken heart of a young boy, a journey of discovery through his experiments, projects, and creations. Through the boy’s sense of abandonment and his outlook on the world, the audiences are challenged to acknowledge their own ‘brokenness’.


Through his love for discarded objects, this ‘King of Broken Things’ teaches us the importance of reparation and how all things, seen and unseen, can be mended, creating new things from old; then his story bleeds from the fun and frivolous into one increasingly poignant and personal, where the rehabilitation of things broken and discarded gets to include people and hearts.


The show touches on ancient Japanese traditions, on mythology and dreams, and reminds us of the magic that we so easily forget is everywhere. The King of Broken Things is a timely reminder to us all to think about the world and the repercussions of our actions, thoughts, and the things we say. And how we mere mortals would do well to dwell more on the magic words – imagine, believe, and dream.


It’s a show that will touch many souls both young and old, it’s a show that every young person and scholar should not miss because it’s so educational and healing at the same time.


The King of Broken Things is scheduled to perform for three days in Bloemfontein Andre Huguenet theatre from 23-25 May at 18:00. Tickets are available at PACOFS booking offices and Webtickets. And they cost R100pp or R80pp for groups of (5) five or more.




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