CPT – Theatre Guide 12 – 18 Apr 2013

The List

A compelling and masterfully crafted tour-de-force which tells the story of an urban woman adjusting to rural life. Increasingly isolated, she keeps her life in order by obsessively making ‘to do’ lists. 

Until May

R110 – R150

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

 

Like Father, Like Son

‘Ek sal jou leer speel, maar jy moenie nonsense ko’ speelie.’ These were the words of the late great Taliep Petersen to his only son, Ashur Petersen, the day he picked up the guitar for the first time, asking his dad to teach him how to play. Like Father, Like Son is a collection of stories threaded together by personal tunes which have lent themselves to the soundtrack of the 20-year-old’s life with his legendary father.

13 April @ 8:15pm

R80 – R100

Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

 

Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist

Over the past 21 years Andre has become a household name in entertainment. He initially began his career as a magician before stumbling upon a show of the late, legendary hypnotist Max Collie.  He immediately fell under spell of hypnotism and changed careers.

12 April – 4 May @ 8pm

R78

Roxy Revue Bar, Grandwest

 

Champ 

Champ, which has just recently been awarded the Fleur de Cap Theatre Award for Best New South African Script in 2012, follows the rather bleak lives of three actors as they try to scrape by working as children’s entertainers at a shopping mall – humiliating bear costumes and all.

Until 4 May

The Fugard Theatre, Corner Harrington & Caledon Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 461 4554

 

Otello

This spectacular production marks the beginning of a partnership between six southern hemisphere opera companies, and will also be staged in Australia and New Zealand in 2014 and 2015.

Until 13 April

R100 – R350

Artscape Opera House

 

Special Thanks to Guests from Afar

This Nicholas Spangnoletti gem returns by popular demand! Two old friends re-unite at a wedding. When an attractive stranger befriends them, their friendship is challenged on many levels.

Until 16 April

R60 – R85

Artscape Arena

 

At Alexander Upstairs

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Talent Show. Comedy. Thurs-Sat @ 7pm. R80.
Spinster. Comedy Drama. Mon-Wed @ 7pm. R80.

Alexander Bar & Café, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town

Book online shows.alexanderbar.co.za or call 021.300.1652

Kwela Bafana

This scintillating musical story brings the sights and sounds of South Africa in the 50’s to life, featuring the evocative penny whistle.

Until 21 April

R110 – R140

Artscape Theatre

 

Kaapse Stories

This delightful musical revue celebrates the joyful, resilient spirit of the colourful people who populate the city that lies at the foot of Table Mountain. Couched in the recent history of the Cape, “Kaapse Stories” deftly relates stories of Cape Town and her people, their struggles, victories and personalities, all with a hefty dose of comedy. With classic songs made famous by artists such as Miriam Makeba, Freddy Mercury and even Shakira (with the “World Cup” song), there is something for everyone. The opera part of the evening is stupefying, but, hush, we don’t want to reveal any more. Spellbound best describes what audiences are, when they discover the magical voices and soaring talent on display in this unique, local production.

Tuesday, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm

R400

Richards Supper Stage, 229a Corner Main Road, Corner Glengariff, Tel: (021) 434 4497