Theatre Scene News

23 Dec 2019

KINKY BOOTS at the Fugard Theatre has become the musical sensation of 2019 to which theatre-lovers return over and over again, not only because of the exceptional show quality and talent, but also because of the heart of its message that everyone is allowed to be who t...

21 Dec 2019

The sensation that is the Rocky Horror Show, created by Richard O’Brien, first captivated audiences in 1973 when it opened in London. Inspired by the B-rate movies O’Brien enjoyed at the time —as reflected in the ever catchy ‘Science Fiction Double Feature’ opening num...

20 Dec 2019

In 1843, the Father Christmas of storytellers penned a 28000 word tale that would come to epitomise everything that the spirit of Christmas should ignite in people’s hearts. That man was Charles Dickens. His creation was brought from pen to page in but six weeks, but i...

10 Dec 2019

Throughout the years, Nik Rabinowitz has established himself as a great stand-up comic who knows how to deliver rapid-fire punchlines that leave audiences howling with laughter. With his latest show LATE BLOOMER at the Baxter Theatre, Rabinowitz shows how he has honed...

5 Dec 2019

With a series of sold out shows, it's very clear that the Kalk Bay Theatre audiences love a great encore. Then it's only right that the latest FollowSpot show, ENCORE is a rambunctious reprise of their much-loved wildly energetic highlights. This variety show makes for...

18 Nov 2019

"And now, for the first time on this or any other planet. Forever Plaid!"

After being slammed broadside by a school bus filled with Catholic teenagers, the Plaids are catapulted out the 1950s into a soundless limbo until they meet up with the audience in their (almost)...

12 Nov 2019

Belgian playwright, Tom Lanoye’s Queen Lear has been described as a ‘radical adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear’. Now translated by Antjie Krog, it’s inviting Baxter Theatre audiences to witness the unravelling of a modern-day dynasty headed by dementia-ridden CEO,...

6 Nov 2019

You think you know your nursery rhymes? Well, the Trolley Dollies are challenging you to look beyond the obvious to seek the naughty and the twisted in their latest 'down-and-dirty' adult pantomime, The Three Blind Mice. Did you ever see such a sight in your life? Well...

26 Oct 2019

When it comes to a Fugard Theatre musical, you know that a blue print production won’t be on the cards. They’re creative team definitely knows how to add personal flair to any musical they present. With set design being a key component thereof, Kinky Boots designer, Pa...

22 Oct 2019

Theatrerocket’s acclaimed Kamphoer, starring Sandra Prinsloo and directed by Lara Foot, challenges the audience to deal with the theme of survival. Although Kamphoer is set in the time of the Anglo-Boer War, it’s not a deconstruction of history, but rather a reconstruc...

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