City festival of theatre just around the corner

City festival of theatre just around the corner

Tickets are now on sale for the Cape Town Fringe – taking place in the Mother City from Thursday, September 24, to October 4.

This year’s festival boasts a line-up of more than 70 productions that span theatre, dance, physical theatre, music and magic.

“The Fringe is all about making new discoveries and having memorable moments; about being inspired by the creative energy of our artists…and, on all those fronts, I know that the Cape Town Fringe won’t disappoint,” says Tony Lankester, the chief executive of the CTF.

The heart of this year’s Fringe will be City Hall, while other events will also be presented at the Alexander Bar, Galloway Theatre and Guga S’thebe in Langa. On board this year are the Fugard Theatre and the V&A Waterfront, helping to extend the thrill of theatre even further.

Bookings can be made via the specially developed, secure CTF ticketing system, available at www.capetownfringe.co.za or via the call centre on 0860 002 004. Ticket prices range from R40 to R100.

“As booking opens, we hope that schools will realise what an amazing programme is lined up for them – on their doorstep,” Lankester says. “There is plenty of work that will inspire and entertain young audiences. That’s one of our core missions at the Cape Town Fringe: to present work that is accessible and that will help grow a theatre-literate audience for tomorrow.”

Things you need to know about this year’s #CTFringe:

• Midday shows have been especially scheduled for people who work in the City and want a quick injection of creative inspiration and easy to access lunches from the Fringe Club.

• Enjoy a pre-or post-performance drink and meal at the vibey Fringe Club in City Hall. Some of South Africa’s hottest musicians will be performing on the brand-new Standard Bank Stage, also at City Hall.

• Aiming to make it even easier to attend the Fringe, print-at-home ticketing options are available for the first time.

* The full programme is online at www.capetownfringe.co.za. Look out for printed copies of the programme at selected Exclusive Books and Standard Bank branches, as well as Cape Town Tourism outlets and at other points around Cape Town.