Theatre Guide

Butlers & Bunny Chows

Justin Wilkonson’s hilarious new comedy, Butlers & Bunny Chows.  A thrilling tale of deception, outrageous antics and a generous helping of South African flavor.

22 – 25 February @ 8:15pm

R49 – R75

Artscape Theatre

Wes Coast / Eden Drama Festival

Offering young artists the opportunity to display their talent on stage.  Its aim is to develop community performances groups that share local stories with audiences.

16 & 19 February

R30

Artscape Arena

Viva la Mamma

This delightful Donizetti comic opera with demanding divas, egos the size of table Mountain, vibratos big enough for a bus to drive through and insecurities both financial and other.

Until 19 February

R100 – R220

Artscape Theatre

Menopause The Musical

Kate Normington, Julie Hartley, Ntambo Rapatla & Shelly Adriaazen

Until 25 February

Theatre On The Bay, 1a Link Road, Camps Bay, Tel: (021) 438 3301

The Cape Consort Live

The Cape Consort, a group of solo singers and 2 basso continuo players – is fast establishing itself as the leading Early Music Ensemble  in South Africa in terms of both introducing exciting new repertoire to South African audiences as well as performing exclusively on period instruments. The Consort‘s artistic approach is aligned with the international Historically Informed Performance Pratice Early Music  movement.

19 & 26 February

R100 – R120

Fugard Studio, Tel: (021) 461 4554

Suidoosterfees

This annual arts festival is packed with innovative stage productions and offers entertainment for the entire family.

Until 19 February

Artscape

Baby

Acclaimed Afrikaans author and playwright EKM Dido’s work picks up the story when Sergeant de Wit arrives with two guests in tow – Uncle Attie, a magician, and his daughter, Baby, whose car broke down next to the main road. What does Uncle Attie really do and who is Baby?

Until 19 February

R90

Artscape

Dit Voel Leeg

Dinah Cupido is an intelligent, ambitious girl from Rehoboth just outside Windhoek. Greener pastures attracted her to Cape Town. Coincidentally her romantic dreams make her a victim of a Nigerian boyfriend who exposes her to a world of drugs and prostitution.

Until 19 February

R95

Artscape Arena

’n Plekkie In Die Son

This production is unique musical theatre with well-known artists who combine story-telling and song with hilarious comedy, hip hop rhythms and dance to portray the past and present Mitchells Plain.

Until 17 February

R60

Artscape Theatre

Howzit my Bra

Talented comedian, Shimmy Isaacs, brings  ”Howzit my Bra” humour to the festival. Combined with several othr issues, also looks at breast cancer and gives a voice to those who have survived the dreaded disease.

Until 19 February

R75

Artscape Arena

The Sacred Elephant

Multiple award-winning theatre artists Jeremy Crutchley and Geoffrey Hyland will collaborate on a new production, Sacred Elephant, an adaptation of the celebrated work by poet Heathcote Williams.

Until 18 February

Intimate Theatre on Hiddingh Campus, 57 Orange Street, Gardens, Tel: (021) 480 7129

Shirley Valentyn

Until 18 February

R70 – R100

Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 680 7880

The Comedy of Errors

The Bard meets Bruce Lee in The Comedy of Errors. Two sets of twins, separated at birth, unwittingly find themselves in the same city, unleashing a series of uproarious misunderstandings, in this most farcical and youthful of Shakespeare’s comedies.

Until 18 February

R60 – R150

Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, Tel: (021) 461 3746

2 Ballets: Solitaire & Graduation Ball

Join the season’s fun with Cape Town City Ballet dancing Kenneth MacMillan’s world-renowned Solitaire and David Lichine’s quirky Graduation Ball under the sultry summer sky.

Until 21 February

R110 – R130

Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, Tel: (021) 650 4673

TheatreSports

Every Tuesday (From 24 January)

Kalk Bay Theatre