CPT – Theatre Guide 17-23 Jan

Sleeping Beauty On Ice

Pieter Toerien Productions presents The Imperial Ice Stars

16 January – 9 February

R100 – R400

Artscape Opera House, Tel: (021) 421 7695

The Tragedy of King Richard III

A thrilling game of power and politics comes to the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre for the first time in its 58 year history. Malicious and power hungry, the deformed “spider”, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, plots in secret as he manoeuvres his way to the throne.

18 January – 15 February

R110 – R160

Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, Tel: (021) 461 3746

The Firebird

Danced to the music of Stravinsky, the exotic firebird belongs in the sylvan setting of Maynardville Park, as she flits through the trees.

19 January – 16 February

R111 – R120

Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, Tel: (021) 461 7817

Platform 9

Platform 9 is a bilingual Cape Town story about the city and its people.  It is a show based purely on entertainment through story-telling with song and dance, and two of South Africa’s best-known award-winning actors, taking an audience on a journey they won’t forget soon.

Until 25 January @ 8:15pm

R80 – R100

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

A Streetcar Named Desire

TENNESSEE Williams’ Pulitzer Prize masterpiece gets another lease on life with director Darryl Spijkers’ use of music and movement to capture smoky New Orleans. Blanche du Bois is a fading, but still-attractive, Southern belle whose pretensions to virtue and culture only thinly mask alcoholism and delusions of grandeur.

Until 18 January

R85

Artscape Arena, Tel: (021) 421 7695

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

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

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