Theatre guide for Cape Town – 9 to 15 Mar 2012

Did We Dance

Did We Dance, written by Lara Foot and narrated through African elements, sounds and movements, tells the epic story of men trapped on the Mendi as it sank during World War 1 in 1917.

Until 10 March

Golden Arrow Studio, Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880 

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

Mixing It Up

A brand new hip hop dance theatre experience, telling authentic South African stories through mixed dance styles, music and words

10 & 11 March @ 7:30pm – R50

Artscape Theatre

Fidelio

Dramatic soprano Nkosazana Dimande returns from Sweden to sing Leonore, the courageous wife who sets out to rescue her wrongfully imprisoned husband Florestan, portrayed by

Internationally acclaimed Cornish heldentenor, John Treleaven.

7, 9 & 10 March – R125 – R350

Castle of Goodhope, Cape Town

Popcorn

Family bonding takes on a whole new meaning in Popcorn. A quiet evening of quality time is at stake as everyone wrestles for the remote control and the popcorn bowl. The Kit Davies School of Ballet celebrates classic and contemporary cinema with a night of delightful dance entertainment.

9 & 10 March @ 3:30pm & 7:30pm – R110

Artscape Theatre

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.

Until 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.

Until 17 March

Little Theatre, Tel: (021) 480 7129

TheatreSports

Every Tuesday

Kalk Bay Theatre