CPT – Theatre Guide 6-12 Dec 2013

*Scrooge

Foot has assembled a formidable cast and creative team to bring to life this timeless Dickens favourite with Lottering as the miserly-turned-giving character Ebenezer Scrooge.

Until 25 January

R110 – R170

Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

Ruby

IN celebration of Jazzart’s 40th anniversary, Jacqueline Manyaapelo will choreograph two 40-minute works with Jazzart’s Performance Company at the Arena.

5 – 7 December

R140 – R180

Artscape Theatre, Tel: (021) 421 7695

CAPA Graduation 2013

THE 2013 graduates of the Cape Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) present their artistic work at the Theatre.

6 December

R40 – R50

Artscape Theatre, Tel: (021) 421 7695

Cadence

THE Cape Dance Company presents an exhilarating dance performance at the Theatre fusing various dance techniques and styles to melt into a cadence of pure delight. This performance features KeepCover, a brand new work by Joshua Beamish, and the return of Christopher L Huggins with his latest acclaimed work, Bolero.

7 December

R120 – R140

Artscape Theatre, Tel: (021) 421 7695

The Tin Soldier

CAPE Town City Ballet’s artistic director, Robin van Wyk, has choreographed a brand new ballet, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale of a tin soldier’s love for a paper ballerina. Set to the beautiful music of Alexander Glazunov, this presentation at the Opera House guarantees perfect family entertainment during the holiday season.

11 – 24 December

Artscape Theatre, Tel: (021) 421 7695

It Runs In The Family

Set in a London hospital a couple of days before Christmas, it’s full of ridiculously improbable situations and mistaken identities, guaranteed to have audiences rolling in the aisles.

7 December

Milnerton Playhouse, Pienaar Road, Milnerton, Tel: 082 2671061

My Word! Redesigning Buckingham Palace

My Word! Redesigning Buckingham Palace is a celebration of the life and work of legendary writer Richard Rive. But at the same time it’s a salute to District Six, the heart of Cape Town.

Until 31 December @ 7pm

R80 – R120

Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

Nik Rabinowitz – Stand Up

Embark on a thrilling journey through contemporary SA’s political and social landscape and emerge at the other end, sane and happy to live in one of the most tjatjarag countries on planet earth. It’s so funny, it’s almost criminal.

Until 11 January 2014

R110 – R150

Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

Wrongly Accused

Wrongly Accused follows a young man from the Eastern Cape who finds himself in deep trouble with the law when he is accused of robbing an Indian cellphone-shop owner. Waseef plays six characters to hilarious effect, blending pathos, comic timing, Ghoema songs and ballads, to create a dynamite theatre experience.

Until 18 January @ 8:30pm

Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

Surf’s Up: Ultimate Beach Party Tribute Show

Billed as the ultimate beach party, this swinging, toe-tapping affair brings island living to the stage with a show that boasts classic summer tunes from the soundtrack of Grease, the original surfer dudes The Beach Boys and more.

Until 31 December @ 8pm – 10pm

R90 – R350

Barnyard Theatre, Shop F09, 1st Floor, Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre, 39 Carl Cronje Drive, Tygervalley, Tel: (021) 914 8898

*Laugh The Buffalo

Following significant success at the 2013 National Arts Festival with the collaborative creation and performance of two new works, Hoss with Ubom! and Crazy in Love for Conspiracy of Clowns, which won a Standard Bank Ovation award, Andrew Buckland returns to the Baxter stage with a new solo work which promises his characteristic combination of humour, an intense focus on the physicality of performance, clowning, satire, foolishness and dark consideration of the human condition, with serious doses of joy.

Until 30 November

R100 – R150

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

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.

Tuesday, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm

R400

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