Joburg -Theatre Guide 20Aug

Defending the Caveman

By far the most successful comedy in South Africa. Originally written by Rob Becker and later adapted for South Africa by Tim Plewman. This show is definitely one not to be missed!

23 Aug @ 2:30pm


Parkers Comedy and Jive, Silverstar. R28, Muldersrift, Mogale City, Krugersdorp. (Tel) 011-662-7300



The play explores the lives of nine very different and culturally diverse characters with one thing in common –Club Sin Sin. 

19 Aug – 13 Sept @ 8:15pm (Tue-Sat), 3:15pm (Sun)


The Market Theatre. 56 Margeret Mcingana Street, Newtown. (Tel) 011-832-1641



The play captures the story of the son of a Chief, amidst a time of war, when he has to make life changing decisi:on that not only affect him but his tribe as well.

12 – 30 Aug @ 8:15pm (Tue-Sat), 3:15pm (Sun)


The Market Theatre. 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown. (Tel) 011-832-1641


Once Upon a Song

The classic Cinderalla story takes on a new meaning as its brought to the stage in a 20th century format. A great night out for the entire family.

21 Aug @ 10am, 5pm

R40 – R80

Roodepoort Theatre. 100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort. (Tel) 011-674-1357


The Full Morty

Stand Up Comedy meets Cabaret. Performer and Writer Mortimer Williams takes you on a journey exploring what makes the South African male tick with hilarious consequences of course.

Until 23 Aug @ 8pm (Tue-Sat), 3pm (Sat-Sun)


Joburg Theatre. Cnr of Simmonds and Stiemens Roads, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-877-6800


Epstein: The man who made the Beatles

A look into the life of entrepreneur ‘Brian Epstein’ who was the manager of The Beatles, one of world most successful bands.

12 Aug – 27 Sept @ 8:15pm (Wed-Fri), 5:15pm (Sat), 3:15pm (Sun)

R130 –R165

Montecasino Theatre & Studio. Corner William Nicol Drive & Witkoppen Road, Fourways. (Tel) 011-510-1988


The Imagined Land

Fresh from the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown where it received rave reviews. The plot revolves around famous Zimbabwean novelist is about to undergo brain surgery. 

17 Aug – 12 Sept @ 8:15pm (Tue-Fri), 6pm & 8:30pm (Sat)

R70 – R140

Auto and General Theatre on The Square. Cnr Rivonia and West Street, Sandton. (Tel) 011-883-8606


The Triple M Mammas

Let the Mammma’s entertain you with sketch based comedy that will have you in stitches. Do not be surprised when a much loved struggle song has new words or your favourite word is pronounced differently; shifting paradigms is the main purpose of this group.

20 – 23 Aug @ 8pm (Wed-Fri), 3:30pm & 8pm (Sat), 3:30pm (Sun)

R80 – R100

Pop Art Centre. 286 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct. (Tel) 083-245-1040


Tin Bucket Drum

Tin Bucket Drum takes a broad swipe at age old global systems of restriction enforced for personal gain by those in power, and the way these restrictions affect the man or woman on the ground.

20 -22 Aug @ 7:30pm

R50 – R80

University of Johannesburg Bunting Road Campus. Bunting Road, Auckland Park. (Tel) 011-559-3058


The Vortex – Cape Town City Ballet

The ballet explores themes of drug addiction in 1920’s high society; adultery; aging and dysfunctional family dynamics over the course of a weekend in the country home of David and Florence Lancaster. 

20 – 23 Aug @ 8pm (Tue-Fri), 4pm & 8pm (Sat), 3pm & 6pm (Sun)

R100 – R250

Montecasino Theatre & Studio. Corner William Nicol Drive & Witkoppen Road, Fourways. (Tel) 011-510-1988


Light Up The Night

A celebration of music and light hosted by Greenside High School featuring Mi Casa, Voltrex and more.

Tickets are limited so book early.

21 Aug @ 7pm


Greenside High School. Geers Avenue, Greenside, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-646-0113


One Man One Island

Michael Abrahamson will be at Barnyard this weekend to perform a magical show that will leave your mind wondering. An evening of interactive and magical entertainment.

23 Aug @ 8pm


Barnyard Theatre, Cresta. Cresta Shopping Centre on Beyers Naude Drive. (Tel) 011-478-5300


Nataniel – After Animals

Get to see Nataniels latest stage creation ‘After Animals’ as it explores a scenario when the world will have no more animals.

20 Aug – 27 Sept @ 8:30pm (Wed-Sat)

R128 – R176

Theatre of Marcellus. Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park. (Tel) 011-928-1000