Cape Town -Theatre Guide 20-26Feb

I Turned Away and She Was Gone

A reworking of the Demeter/Persephone story, reviewing relationships between the three incarnations of women: mother, daughter, grandmother, the passage of our past, present and future selves.  Written and performed by theatre legend Jennie Reznek and directed by Mark Fleishman.

Until 14 March (Wednesday – Saturday) @ 8pm


Magnet Theatre, 2 Morley Road, Observatory, Tel: (021) 448 3436

Dirty Words 

A risqué sketch comedy with Alicia McCormick and Dylan Esbach.  Written by Jon Keevy and directed by Jason Potgieter.

Until 28 February

R80 – R100

Alexander Bar & Café, Strand Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 300 1652

Book 0f Rebellations

A contemporary account on South African politics, written and directed by Monageng ‘Vice’ Motshabi and Kgafela Oa Magogodi, features performances by Xolile Gama, Nkoto Malebye, Lebohang Motaung and Tshepo Seagiso.

Until 21 February

R65 – R80

Artscape Theatre, DF Malan Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 410 9800

Orpheus in Africa

David Kramer directs a new musical that tells the story of the American impresario Orpheus McAdoo and his African-American Virginia Jubilee Singers, who visited South Africa in the 1890’s.  Starring tenor Aubrey Poo and soprano Lynelle Kenned.

Until 21 February

R130 – R220

Fugard Theatre, Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, Tel: (021) 461 4554


A drama orientated around the theme ‘who’s mad and who’s sane?’.  Written by Joe Penhall, starring Andrew Buckland, Nicholas Pauling and Marty Kintu.

Until 14 March 

R25 – R150

Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 685 7880


The award-winning theatre duo, Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer, present the Shakespearean classic.

Until 21 February 

R80 – R180

Maynardville Open Air Theatre, Corner Piers Road & Wolfe Street, Wynberg

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

R435pp (incl. Drink on arrival & 4 course dinner)

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