What's On the Theatre Scene

A HOWL IN MAKHANDA

A new original play by award-winning director Qondiswa James starring Kim Adonis, Megan Theron, Yamkela Ntendiyo, Amé Strydom and Zukisani Nongogo.

Venue: Magnet Theatre
Dates: 20 - 29 Jan
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: R50 - R70

Tweet along: @MagnetTheatre

AMATEUR HOUR!

Though it never saw the critical success of anything else anyone involved with the play has ever done, Amateur Hour! must be someone’s favourite show, it must be.

Venue: Courtyard Playhouse

Dates: 5 - 28 Mar
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: R180

Tweet along: @AlexanderBarCT

AUNTY MERLE - IT'S A GIRL

Merle’s daughter & son-in-law, Abigail and Alan, have been married for 5 years now. They have an announcement to make. Excitement mounts in Belgravia Road Athlone & Merle simply cannot wait to be a first-time Grandmother.

Venue: Baxter Theatre
Dates: 22 Nov - 1 Feb
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: R125 - R225

Tweet along: @BaxterTheatre

BENNY BUSHWACKER

Benny Bushwhacker – conservationist, environmental campaigner, and only man to have walked the length of Africa barefoot, reveals all about what it takes to survive the African bush… and for the African busg to survive.

Venue: Baxter Theatre
Dates: 10 Dec - 18 Jan
Time: 8:15pm
Tickets: R100 - R120

Age restriction: PG

Tweet along: @BaxterTheatre

CAPE TOWN COMEDY CLUB

Cape Town`s only dedicated comedy venue, has just relocated to a historical landmark, The Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront and runs Wednesday to Sunday with a different show each week.

Venue: The Pumphouse (VnA Waterfront)
Dates: Wednesday - Saturday
Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: R95 - R120
Tweet along:
@capetowncomedy

 

DANGER IN THE DARK

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Othello, this reworked version, tells the story a young, idealistic social worker who stands up to the drug dealers on the Cape Flats.

Venue: Baxter Theatre
Dates: 9 - 28 Mar
Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: R110 - R205
Tweet along:
@BaxterTheatre

ENCORE

A rock inspired show filled with dance, song and crazy comedy. The show is geared to get you dancing and feeling truly festive this summer. With a cast of 7 diverse performers you are guaranteed a rock'n roller-coaster of a night. Wild energy, spectacular voices, naughty comedy, world class dance and much more.

Venue: Kalk Bay Theatre
Dates: 1 Nov- 1 Feb
Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: R190

Age restriction: 16
Tweet along:
@KalkBay_Theatre

HERE'S TO YOU - SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

Fall in love with Simon & Garfunkel all over again in this dynamic, and uplifting musical journey through more than 20 classic hits! With a sensational cast of multi-talented performers who bring their timeless music alive in a theatrical setting as a fresh take on songs that speaks to all ages.

Venue: Theatre on the Bay
Dates: 2 - 25 Apr
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: R135 - R350

Tweet along: @TheatreOnTheBay

HOW TO END RACISM BY CHESTER MISSING

In his most confrontational work to date, Conrad Koch allows his puppet Chester to turn on him, asking him some pretty uncomfortable questions about his own white privilege and his racism.

Venue: Courtyard Playhouse
Dates: 11 - 18 Jan
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: R180

Tweet along: @AlexanderBarCT

KINKY BOOTS THE MUSICAL

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, Price & Son, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.

Venue: Fugard Theatre
Dates: 11 Jun - 2 Feb
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: R160 - R460
Tweet along: @TheFugard

"MASTER HAROLD"... AND THE BOYS

The play devastatingly reveals how racial prejudice, especially legislated racial prejudice, insinuates itself into every social sphere of existence, until the very language of ordinary human discourse begins to reflect the policy that makes black men subservient to the power exercised by white men.

Venue: Fugard Theatre
Dates: 4 Feb - 21 Mar
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: R180 - R250
Tweet along: @TheFugard

PETER PAN ON ICE

Take a journey to Neverland in this classic tale of magic and make-believe, spectacularly staged on real ice.

Venue: Artscape Opera House
Dates: 15 Jan - 2 Feb

Time: 7:30pm

Tickets: R125 - R450
Tweet along: @PieterToerien

THE HUCKSTERS

What happens when history brings you face to face with the person that reminds you of your darkest past? What if it brings him to your bed? Faced with the opportunity to shatter pers.pectives, Beth cuts into Fred, taking them both by surprise in this tale of self-deprivation, guilt, and injustice

Venue: Baxter Theatre
Dates: 22 Jan - 1 Feb

Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: R90 - R150

Tweet along: @BaxterTheatre

THE LAST 5 YEARS

An old story told in a new way, this funny and bittersweet musical is an intimate window into the relationship between Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a budding novelist on the brink of success.

Venue: Baxter Theatre
Dates: 18 Mar - 4 Apr

Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: R100 - R220

Tweet along: @BaxterTheatre

THE LYING KING - CIRCLE OF LAUGH

South African funnyman Alan Committie returns for his annual year-end comedy show. Once again, he will take a slightly skewered look at events from the past year, outline the comically bizarre possibilities for the following 12 months and try to make audiences laugh their way through the eye-popping confusion of modern day living.

Venue: Theatre on the Bay

Dates: 10 Dec - 24 Jan

Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: R108 - R220

Tweet along: @TheatreOnTheBay

THE MOTHER CITY COMEDY FESTIVAL

A celebration of stand-up comedy, the Mother City Comedy Festival showcases a spectrum of different comedy styles with more than 45 comedians performing in over 40 shows during the 3 weeks.

Venue: Baxter Theatre

Dates: 11 - 29 Feb

Time: Various

Tickets: R120 - R150

Tweet along: @BaxterTheatre

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

You have to experience the legendary musical extravaganza that tells the story of Brad and his fiancee Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank`n`Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house whilst on their way to visit their favourite college professor.

Venue: Artscape Opera House

Dates: 6 Dec - 12 Jan

Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: R100 - R500

Tweet along: @PieterToerien

THE THREE BLIND MICE

The Trolley Dollies are back in the faux-fur animal Queendom, albeit short sightedly, and this time they’ve got some fabulous eye wear to show off.

Venue: Gate69

Dates: 4 Oct - 1 Feb

Time: 6:30pm

Tickets: R520 - R599*

Tweet along: @Gate69CapeTown

*Includes a delicious designer mezze served on a double-tiered Lazy Susan, a separate hot soup and bread service as well as a mouth-watering purple Patron soft serve ice-cream for dessert.

THE WATERWORKS ANTHOLOGY

Two hapless travelling players unpack their suitcases full of budget store props to tell four short stories based on the adventures of four drops of liquid.

Venue: Courtyard Playhouse

Dates: 22 Jan - 8 Feb

Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: R180

Tweet along: @AlexanderBarCT

WOOLWORTHS

Charging through trellidoors, security estates, rhino charities, gold mines, shopping malls, rugby stadiums, game farms and bank queues, this epic choral work is a force of culture.

Venue: Courtyard Playhouse

Dates: 12 - 29 Feb

Time: 7:00pm; 9:00pm

Tickets: R180

Tweet along: @AlexanderBarCT

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