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