Joburg -Theatre Guide 24Sept

Madama Butterfly – An Opera by Puccini

Madama Butterfly tells the story of a Japanese teenage (Butterfly) girl that enters into an arranged marriage with a much older American naval officer (Pinkerton). She falls pregnant just as he is about to abandon her go back to America. The story develops further as he later returns to Japan to fetch this child.

25 & 27 Sept @ 8pm (Fri); 3pm (Sun)

R190 – R350

Roodepoort Theatre. 100 Christiaan De Wet Road, Roodepoort. (Tel) 011-674-1356


Burn The Floor

Burn the Floor has the reputation of being the “World’s toughest dance show” and the dancers are handpicked to embrace a new Latin American feel.

16 Sept – 3 Oct

R100 – R330

Joburg Theatre. Cnr of Simmonds Street and Stiemens Road, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-887-6800


My Boetie se Boetie se Boetie se Baba

A loving couple decides to adopt a baby but things don’t turn out quite as easy as they thought it would with hilarious consequences.

24 – 27 Sept @ 8pm (Tue-Fri); 3pm & 8pm (Sat-Sun)


Joburg Theatre. Cnr of Simmonds Street and Stiemens Road, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-887-6800


Gross Indecency

Starring Robert Coleman and Robert Whitehead, the show explores the homophobic laws in 1966 which were part of the ‘immorality act’.

23 Sept – 4 Oct @ 8pm (Mon-Fri); 3:30pm (Sun)

R100 – R120

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


Secret Society

The play explores the concept of redemption by bringing 6 people, from different walks of life, together.

Until 27 Sept @ 11am (Tue-Wed); 3pm (Fri-Sun)


Joburg Theatre. Cnr of Simmonds Street and Stiemens Road, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-887-6800



This is a powerful story about a Women that works as a taxi driver in a male dominated industry. The play is brought to life on stage by second year students of the Market Theatre Laborotary programme.

25 – 27 Sept @ 6pm (Fri); 3pm (Sat & Sun)


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


A year with frog and toad

This magical story based on the books by Arnold Lobel comes to the Nationals Childrens Theatre. An entertaining musical for the whole family.

Until 11 Oct @ 9am, 11am, 2:30pm (Weekdays)

R90 – R110

The National Childrens Theatre. 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-484-1584


Making Mandela

The new, captivating production, MAKING MANDELA is the story of what influenced the rural boy to become the global legend.

Until 3 Oct @ 8:15pm (Tue-Fri); 6pm & 8:30pm (Sat)


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


So Solo Festival

The So Solo festival of one-person plays is back and promises a line-up of thought provoking theatre starting this weekend and running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, for one month at WITS.

11 Sept – 11 Oct @ 7pm

R75 – R85

Wits Amphitheatre. 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-717-1000


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!

27 Sept @ 2:30pm


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


The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle follows two stories unfolding in the Georgian countryside during the onslaught of a war against Persia between a Peasant girl and a Judge.

Until 28 Sept @ 11am (Thurs & Fri), 3pm (Sat & Sun)


Joburg Theatre. Cnr Simmonds Street and Stiemens Road, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-877-6867