What's On the Theatre Scene

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

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ANDRE THE HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST

The strength of the show lies on the volunteers of the evening and that is what makes Andre’s show such a feel good, funny, hilarious evening’s entertainment. It truly the only show in the country that can claim that it makes stars of your friends and family.

Venue: Drama Factory

Dates: 1 - 4 Apr
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: R60 - R120

Tweet along: @TheDramaFactor1

BETRAYAL

A critically acclaimed play written in 1978 by Nobel prize recipient, Harold Pinter. The play integrates different permutations of betrayal relating to a seven-year affair involving a married couple.

Venue: Artscape Theatre

Dates: 27 May - 6 Jun
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: R75 - R120

Tweet along: @ArtscapeTheatre

CAT & LUCY

Expect an hour of highly entertaining vocal and musical flaunting, with seamless comedic conjunctions between cover songs and new renditions of all your favourite diva ditties.

Venue: Kalk Bay Theatre
Dates: 28 Feb - 14 Mar
Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: R185

Tweet along: @KalkBay_Theatre

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
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@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
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@BaxterTheatre

DASSIE'S TALE

An isiXhosa folktale suitable, is set in ancient times when the earth was created. The performance involves beautiful songs, expressive dance, isiXhosa and English language.

Venue: Drama Factory
Dates: 13 Mar
Time: 10:30am
Tickets: R30
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@TheDramaFactor1

DON'T LOOK AT ME

This comedy with a twist is not to be missed. This is the second play Sarah Illingworth has written for Mish Mash Media Productions.

Venue: Drama Factory
Dates: 13 Mar
Time: 10:30am
Tickets: R30
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@TheDramaFactor1

FAMILY THERAPY

Join Aaron and Lisa in their new musical comedy where they take a dive into the world of the family and investigate what makes them tick or explode.

Venue: Kalk Bay Theatre
Dates: 31 Mar - 12 Apr
Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: R180

Age restriction: PG13
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@KalkBay_Theatre

HAMLET

This innovative production of Shakespeare?s greatest play has been praised by local and international press as world-class Shakespeare a tour de force and a masterpiece.

Venue: Artscape Theatre
Dates: 1 - 9 Apr
Time: 11:00am; 3:00pm
Tickets: R80
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@ArtscapeTheatre

HAMLET

Employing his unique collaborative devising approach, and an all-star South African cast, Neil Coppen’s translation of Hamlet will merge performance, music and choreography while situating the plays characters’ within a present day

Venue: Fugard Theatre
Dates: 21 Jul - 30 Aug
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: R160 - R260

Age restriction: PG13
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@TheFugard

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

IT'S ONLY A PLAY

A celebration of theatre at its best … and theatre people behaving their not-so-best. It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender – and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.

Venue: Fugard Theatre
Dates: 14 Apr - 16 May
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: R210 - R350

Tweet along: @TheFugard

KRISMIS VAN MAP JACOBS

Krismis van Map Jacobs tas aan sosiale kwessies soos werkloosheid en armoede wat hedendaags nog steeds van belang is asook die soeke na identiteit en vergifnis.

Venue: Artscape Theatre
Dates: 28 Apr - 15 May
Time: Various
Tickets: R80

Tweet along: @ArtscapeTheatre

"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

MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!

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: Artscape Theatre
Dates: 20 - 29 May
Time: Various
Tickets: R80
Tweet along: @ArtscapeTheatre

NEVER TOO LATE

Bambi Kellermann is Evita Bezuidenhout’s younger sister became a grand horizontal of the northern hemisphere and a super-stripper. Her conversation is not for the weak-hearted – and as she says: “Bring your own condoms of prejudice and fear. You have been warned. Now lie back and enjoy it.”

Venue: Fugard Theatre
Dates: 24 Mar - 11 Apr
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: R150 - R170
Tweet along: @TheFugard

NOVUS

Its been a while since FollowSpot presented a cirque extravaganza show, but here it is. The name Novus (meaning: "New") gives the team free reign to delve into new exciting acts.

Venue: Kalk Bay Theatre
Dates: 29 Apr - 23 May
Time: 8:30pm
Tickets: R190

Age restriction: 13yrs
Tweet along: @KalkBay_Theatre

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

The story of a young pirate apprentice named Frederic who has come to the end of his indentured period. The story unfolds courtesy of an amateur dramatic society in typical Gilbert and Sullivan manner.

Venue: Artscape Theatre
Dates: 11 - 26 Jul
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: R160 - R240
Tweet along: @ArtscapeTheatre

SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL

Participating schools prepare and perform 30-minute abridged versions of the Shakespeare play of their choice and their bonsai interpretations are an excellent learning and teaching tool.

Venue: Fugard Theatre
Dates: 3 - 14 Mar
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: R75
Tweet along: @TheFugard @Edu_Cape

SLAVA'S SNOW SHOW

A universal and timeless theatrical poetic spectacle which has unanimously enchanted and empowered the imagination of audiences and critics since 1993 in dozens of countries with multiple thousand performances resulting in millions of ecstatic spectators.

Venue: Artscape Theatre
Dates: 3 - 14 Jun
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: R100 - R450
Tweet along: @showtime_sa

SWAN LAKE

The majesty of traditional Russian ballet comes to South Africa in 2020 when the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky`s magnificent classical ballet, Swan Lake .

Venue: Artscape Theatre
Dates: 8 - 19 Apr
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: R260 - R690
Tweet along: @ArtscapeTheatre

THE JIVE FUNNY FESTIVAL

South Africa’s oldest and foremost comedy festival showcasing the best local stand-up comedians together with top international variety acts. It’s Cape Town’s winter comedic talent and a great night out!

Venue: Baxter Theatre
Dates: 15 Jun - 12 Jul
Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: R160 - R190
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 PRODUCERS

Based on the hilarious 1968 film, Mel Brooks’ The Producers is a laugh out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical-comedy that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut.

Venue: Theatre on the Bay

Dates: 4 Feb - 28 Mar

Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: R100 - R380

Tweet along: @TheatreOnTheBay

VASLAV

Award winning actor, singer and pianist, Godfrey Johnson delivers an astonishing performance, seamlessly piloting his audiences across the vast plains of a Europe at war with itself, as experienced by the one man to have ever caused a riot through dancing.

Venue: Drama Factory

Dates: 13 - 14 Mar

Time: Various

Tickets: R1300 - R140

Age restriction: 12yrs

Tweet along: @TheDramaFactor1

WHAT WE WISH FOR

This new play juxtaposes the sanctity of life against the dignity of life and explores some of the moral and social questions related to these in this family drama.

Venue: Fugard Theatre

Dates: 5 - 30 May

Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: R160 - R190

Tweet along: @TheFugard

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