Jonathan Ball Publishers launched Our Knot of Time and Music written by Pat Williams, the lyricist of the 1959 production of King Kong in the Fugard Studio Theatre. At the launch, Pat Williams conversed with SAfm Radio’s Nancy Richards. Lyricist Pat Williams was 23 when she was drafted in for a stage show in early development, working with composer Todd Matshikiza to create the songs for King Kong, South Africa’s first musical. This 1959 production was a launch pad for many of this country’s biggest stars, including Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela. At 86, Williams published a warm, engaging memoir – King Kong – Our Knot Of Time & Music (Portobello) – insightful of her experiences of that time.
The Fugard Theatre