Theatre Scene News

20 Feb 2020

After a dark, ominous opening full of menacing footsteps and panicked scurrying, Juliet Jenkin’s ‘choral satire’ WOOLWORTHS immediately goes for the jugular —the jugular of those who shop at the Southern Suburbs’ favourite chain grocer and enjoy convincing themselves t...

WHEN WE AWAKE, the latest work by young playwright and Fleur du Cap Best New Director nominee, Nwabisa Plaatjie, makes its debut at the Baxter Masambe Theatre for a limited season, from 18 to 29 February, at 7pm nightly with Saturday matinees at 2pm.

Plaatjie, who direc...

14 Feb 2020

Among many plays built on the “rite of passage” theme, Athol Fugard’s "Master Harold"… and the Boys stands out for its dramatic intensity, generated by an ever-shifting dynamic in the protagonists’ relationships. It combines shrewd political comment with profound human...

13 Feb 2020

Dour is the theatregoer who can resist chuckling more or less continuously at the proceedings of Mel Brooks’ characters as they mount a grotesque musical with the sole object of producing what the current generation would term “an epic fail”. Its title says it all: Spr...

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards 2020 Nominees are:

BEST NEW SOUTH AFRICAN SCRIPT

  • The Cenotaph of Dan wa Moriri | Gerard Bester, William Harding and Tony B. Miyambo 

  • The Hucksters | Louis Viljoen

  • The Room | Brent Palmer

  • G7: Okwe Bokhwe (Like/Of a goat)...

10 Feb 2020

The 10th kykNET Fiëstas was held on Sunday 9 February 2020 at the Artscape theatre in Cape Town and was broadcast live on kykNET, DStv channel 144. 


Casper de Vries entertained the audience as the master of ceremony and was supported by Dean-John Smith, June van Merch a...

7 Feb 2020

People who want an easy life don’t tend to select any aspect of theatre as their primary career choice. The hours are long, the pay is low, and the self-doubt is real. It’s no secret that theatre-makers have to be resourceful and resilient if they are to succeed in the...

Following the wild success of the inaugural first year, the mother of all comedy festivals, the  Mother City Comedy Festival returns by popular demand to the Baxter Studio Theatre from 11 to 29 February.

With more than 45 comedians performing in 40 shows over three week...

The 7th South African International Ballet Competition (SAIBC), funded by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), will once again take place at the Artscape Opera House, the Mother City’s premier venue for the Performing Arts, from 13 to 19 July 2020.

Funding from The...

27 Jan 2020

JM Barrie’s beloved Peter Pan just got a new playground of ice on which to glide on over to Neverland. Peter and friends fun-lovingly share their adventures with fairies, pirates, mermaids and more with audiences as part of the Imperial Ice Star’s PETER PAN ON ICE at t...

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