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MCQP 2017 theme announced

The theme for the 2017 MCQP taking place in December was announced this past weekend as “Dungeons & Dragons” – a spectacle like no other with a production that promises dark forces, mystical creatures, characters from Game of Thrones and from the time of Merlin; a gathering of knights, kings and queens, royalty and warriors, bloodthirsty animals, monsters and other dark and demented creatures.


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Models Claudia Crooks and Ibrahim Baaith.
Photo credit: Joffrey Hyman

And as from a land far, far away with castles, kingdoms and ancient cities from a time ruled by kings and queens, the event will return after seventeen years to the Castle of Good Hope for this gothic spectacular, which celebrates its own 300 year existence this year.

Taking place on Saturday, 16 December 2017, Africa’s biggest and longest running costume party will be presented for the 24th time, attracting thousands from across the country and even globally.

Says Ian McMahon, Director of MCQP: “We’re going bigger, better and bolder than ever before. Hundreds of wannabe Jon Snows, Tyrion Lannisters, Daenerys Targaryens, Khaleesi’s, the Amazon woman- Brienne of Tarth, Merlin or other creatures of the night will descent on ‘Cape Landing’ this summer to follow the dark knights of doom at the event. It’s going to be a MCQP like never before. Who will you be or will you come and cast a spell on them all?”

Famed DJ and event organiser, Candice Heyns, joined the team of organisers this year after extensively touring Europe as both a DJ performer and assisting in arranging some of the biggest events in a variety of European countries, providing vast knowledge on the latest international trends.

Heyns, Executive Project Manager of MCQP, adds: “We’ll conjure up the great songs of Fire and Ice and the best DJs from far beyond the western reaches of the great wall. Do your research on all things dark in order to decide on your outfit – of knights and warriors, of creatures of the dark ages or from spells out of Merlin’s own book.”

The MCQP 2017 theme and venue were announced Friday evening to a jam-packed crowd at the very first MCQP Christmas in July party that took place at the German Club in Gardens, Cape Town. Another first was that the announcement was made prior to October, when it usually takes place, in order for those attending to enjoy ample time to plan their outfits, travel arrangements and more.

 MCQP “Dungeons & Dragons” will start at 7pm on Saturday, 16 December. Early bird tickets, starting at R260 for general access, R650 for Throne VIP tickets and more options are available online at www.quicket.co.za, as well as on other online sites and at high street outlets.

Privé Kings Chamber suites are also available on request allowing 20-30 of your round table knights & friends special privileges at the coronation event.

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