THEATRE Guide for Cape Town – 02 Mar- 08 Mar 2012

Somewhere on the Border

Written in exile, intercepted in the post and banned as a publication by apartheid censorship because the language was considered “offensive” and the portrayal of the South African armed forces “prejudicial to the safety of the state”, Anthony Akerman’sSomewhere on the Border was hailed by the Argus as “the toast of the Grahamstown Festival” when it opened in 1986.

Until 17 March

R80 – R120

Flipside, Baxter Theatre


Hip Hop Kaslam

Hip Hop Kaslam, the ground-breaking Spaza event from Cape Town, brings Xhosa street slang and hip hop to the stage, where musicians, singers and emcees rock the stage.

3 March @ 6pm


Baxter Concert Hall, Tel: (021) 685 7880


Coward & Cole

Noël Coward and Cole Porter were two of the leading and most prolific artists of the twentieth century. Contemporaries from across the Atlantic, they were masters of their craft when it came to hitting a nerve with just the right amount of sarcasm and irony, and brought us favourite songs such as Let’s Do It, Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Mrs.

7 – 24 March

R50 – R95

Kalk Bay Theatre


Stuffed with Lust, Lies & Laughs

Barry Christopher directs this classic comedy on a raked stage using Foley effects (live sound effect technique from radio and film production) and famous rock guitar riffs played live.

8 – 17 March

Little Theatre, Tel: (021) 480 7129


Illusionist Wayne Houchin

Houchin, a USA magician and performance artist, is well known in his home country for his defying feats. He made his debut  as a  teenager by escaping from a regulation straitjacket while hanging upside-down 50 feet in the air over a blocked off intersection packed with thousands of people.

2 – 4 March

Artscape Theatre, Tel: (021) 683 5480


CT International Ballet Competition

The third Cape Town International Ballet Competition is a contest for outstanding dancers from ages 15 to 28 years, professional and amateur. They compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and monetary prizes in classical ballet and contemporary divisions. At the two gala performances the top contestants will perform alongside other distinguished international and SA ballet stars.

Until 4 March

Competition: R65 – R225

Gala: R 90 – R300

Artscape Opera House



Every Tuesday (From 24 January)

Kalk Bay Theatre