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PRESS: ZIP ZAP CIRCUS stage their philharmonic circus show RHAPSODY at Artscape

Collett Dawson


Zip Zap Circus are proud to announce that their philharmonic circus show, Rhapsody, will take to the stage in Cape Town from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th November 2022 at the Artscape Opera House, before it travels to Paris, France for a 3-month run at the Cirque Phénix. 

This will be the 4th time that Zip Zap collaborates with a collective of orchestral musicians to bring to life a foot-stomping, jaw-dropping performance.

"It is a breath-taking production with world class circus acts in tandem with a world class orchestra,” says Dr. Marlene Le Roux, CEO, Artscape Theatre Centre. 

Rhapsody includes traditional and contemporary circus acts, accompanied by a 17-piece troupe of musicians, led by conductor Chad Hendricks, and two dynamic Cape Town vocalists, Janine and Riyaan Cornelius.

Expect to see daring acrobatics and a flawless display of aerial skills, all performed to the beat of the music! A show that will delight the whole family!

To get a taste of what to expect, watch the Rhapsody trailer:

Rhapsody ticket sales are now open on Computicket, with ticket prices ranging from R190-R350. An Early Bird discount applies until 9 October 2022.

With only five performances in Cape Town, get those tickets early to avoid disappointment. Show details:

Thursday, 3rd November 19h00

Friday, 4th November 19h00

Saturday, 5th November 15h00 and 19h00 Sunday, 6th November 15h00

The show runs for 90 minutes excluding a 20-minute interval.

Brent van Rensburg, Co-founder and Artistic Director at Zip Zap shared his excitement:

“After a wonderfully successful season of MOYA in Johannesburg, I can’t wait for Cape Town to see our philharmonic circus show, Rhapsody! This show is part of Zip Zap’s 30-year anniversary celebrations, and after its run at Artscape, the phenomenal talent and passion of these South African artists will be showcased in France.”

Rhapsody is proudly supported by CapeTalk and Artscape.

Once Rhapsody completes its run at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town, it will travel to Paris, France where the show will complete a 3-month run at Cirque Phénix, Europe’s biggest dome-style circus tent. 

For more information, please visit Cirque Phénix at:

For corporate and group bookings as well as more information on our exclusive VIP Lounge Experience for Rhapsody at Artscape please contact 


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