Cape Town -Theatre Guide 28Aug

Sarafina

An adaptation of the iconic musical written by Mbongeni Negema, depicting students involved in the 1976 Soweto Riots in opposition to Apartheid. 

1 – 3 September @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm

R60

Baxter Theatre Centre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

 

The Merry Widow of Malagawi

The Merry Widow of Malagawi is a light-hearted theatrical and musical exploration of diplomatic intrigue and capitalism.  Set in the fictional African state of Malagawi, acclaimed director Janice Honeyman gives the show an upbeat and contemporary feel. 

R125 – R375

Artscape Theatre Centre, DF Malan, Foreshore, Tel: (021) 421 7839

 

Egoli

Egoli tells the story of Madlamini, a God-loving rural woman, has lost her husband, Gaba, who went to the big city – Egoli.

Until 29 August

R35

Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, Main Road, Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 685 7880

 

Stage by Stage 2

Jonathan Roxmouth, award-winning singer, musician and actor, performs songs from his debut album Stage by Stage for the second time.  Featuring a wide selection of songs from well-known musicals.

Until  5 September

Theatre on the Bay, 1 Link Street, Camps Bay, Tel: (021) 438 3301

 

Fruit

Fruit, the winner of the Zabalaza Festival Best Production Award, is a play performed by Matshidiso Mokoteli who introduces the audience to the various characters in her community and what life is like for her growing up in the Diepkloof Township as a young girl who claims back her innocence when she receives her first doll at age 14

Until 29 August @ 7pm

R85

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

 

Sizwe Bandi is Dead

The South African drama classic written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston.

Until 12 September @ 7:30pm

R100 – R150

Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, Main Road Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 685 7880

 

Shiza iKapa (Local is Lekker!):

Winter Special continuing now until the end of August

Friday nights only until End of August

R200 pp (meals NOT included, but platter, burger menus available for purchase)

Cash Bar available

Shiza iKapa

This vibrant South African dinner, song & dance experience features a feisty ensemble of larger-than-life locals entertaining the audience with soulful renditions of home-grown singalong classics.

Saturday nights only (Show running now into Summer)

R350pp (3 –course dinner meal included)

Cash Bar available

The Rockwell Theatre, 32 Prestwich Street, Greenpoint,Tel: ( 021) 4210015

Orpheus in Africa

The return of the production by popular demand,  David Kramer directs a new musical  about Orpheus McAdoo and the Virginia Jubilee Singers who came to South Africa from the USA in 1890.  Starring tenor Aubrey Poo and soprano Lynelle Kenned.

Until 6 October

R110 – R220

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

 

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