Joburg – Theatre Guide 4Dec

Sleeping Beauty
Janice Honeyman’s version of the classic story of Sleeping Beauty is back for another season at the Joburg Theatre. The Pantomime is fun for the entire family.
3 – 30 Dec @ 10:30am (Thur), 10am & 2pm (Fri), 11am & 3pm & 7:30pm (Sat), 12pm & 4pm (Sun)
R165 – R290
The Mandela, Joburg Theatre. Cnr Simmonds Street & Stiemens Road, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-877-6800

Swan Lake on Ice
The Imperial Ice Stars have received standing ovations from more than 15 countries around the world and are finally in South Africa. Get to see this classic story, composed by Tchaikovsky, in the intimacy of the Teatro at Montecasino.
3 Dec – 10 Jan @ 7:30pm (Tue-Sat), 2:30pm (Sat), 2pm & 6pm (Sun)
R150- R400
Teatro, Montecasino. Cnr William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways. (Tel) 011-510-7000

The return of Elvis Du Pisansie
The Return of Elvis du Pisanie is a horrifying tale yet also a comedy of chance and closely held life-defining secrets, coupled with the underlying horror of post traumatic stress disorder in the aftermath of war.
3 – 13 Dec @ 8:15pm (Tue – Sat), 3:15pm (Sun)
R90
The Market Theatre.Cnr Bree and Miriam Makeba Street, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-832-1641

Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, who famously murdered his clients in his barber chair, where after his whacky neighbor, and partner in crime, Mrs. Lovett, turned them into much sought after meat pies.
Until 13 Dec @ 8pm (Wed – Sat), 4pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun)
R100 – R350
Montecasino Theatre & Studio. Cnr Witkoppen and William Nicol Drive, Fourways. (Tel) 011-511-1988

The Simon and Garfunkel Story
The show has just completed a sold out tour in the UK and is now in South Africa for a limited time. Featuring Film, Live music, Photo’s and more.
3 – 6 Dec @ 8pm (Wed – Sat), 3pm (Sat – Sun), 12pm (Sun)
R165 – R220
Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace. 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park. (Tel) 011-928-1213

Songs from Jazztown
Jazz lovers will be well entertained by the return of Songs from Jazztown, a musical evening celebrating great artists of the past.
3 – 20 Dec @ 8pm (Tue – Sat), 3pm (Sun)
R90
The Market Theatre.Cnr Bree and Miriam Makeba Street, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-832-1641

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!
3- 24 Dec @ 8pm (Wed – Sat)
R150 – R200
Victory Theatre. 105 Louis Botha Avenue, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-728-9603

Rock Royalty
The show is a great tribute to the rock and roll legends including Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Rihanna. Get ready to be entertained by the 10 piece cast offering audiences a high energy performance that’s not to be missed.
Until 10 Jan @ 8pm
R100 – R180
Barnyard Theatre, Emperors Palace. 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park. (Tel) 011-823-6933

Noise
Legendary actress and director Dorothy Ann Gould will present the first play she has ever directed for the Market Theatre with Noise, a gritty and thrilling drama that has earned rave reviews overseas.
3 – 6 Dec @ 8:15pm & 3:15pm (Sun Only)
R90
The Market Theatre. Cnr Bree & Miriam Makeba Street, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-832-1641

So Solo Theatre Festival
A festival consisting of three plays; ‘Kafka’s Ape’, ‘Nine to Fivers Anthem’ and ‘Broken Plates’. This festival is back by public demand and for a limited time till 12 December.
4 Dec @ 7pm
R50 – R70
Wits Theatre. 24 Station Street, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-717-1376

Grab the mic
Whats a comedy festival without an Open Mic Night? Get to see some of the best up and coming comedians on the stage at Parkers!
5 Dec @ 6pm
R120
Parkers Comedy & Jive. Silverstar Casino, R28 Mulderdrift, Mogale City, Krugersdorp. (Tel) 011-662-7300

The Vernac Show
Featuring Celeste Ntuli, Jay Boogie, Skhumba Hlope and Smowkey Nyembe and is part of the Comedy Central International Comedy Festival.
5 Dec @ 8pm
R120
The Comedy Cube. Silverstar Casino, R28 Mulderdrift, Mogale City, Krugersdorp. (Tel) 011-662-7300

The Goliath Comedy Experience
They are one of the best comedy groups (brothers),  in South Africa, each with their own unique style of comedy.
5 Dec @ 10pm
R120
Parkers Comedy & Jive. Silverstar Casino, R28 Mulderdrift, Mogale City, Krugersdorp. (Tel) 011-662-7300

Late Night Comedy Show
This event is spread over two nights and features and some of the hottest comedy talent in South African right now. Including the likes of Deep Fried man, Simmi Areff, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Yaaseen Barnes and Mo Mothebe.
4 – 5 Dec @ 11pm
R120
Parkers Comedy & Jive. Silverstar Casino, R28 Mulderdrift, Mogale City, Krugersdorp. (Tel) 011-662-7300

Greg Maqoma
Enjoy a night out at the Lyric for Dance, Music and live entertainment presented by Greg Maqoma and friends.
3 – 4 Dec @ 8pm
R140 – R195
The Lyric Theatre. Northern Parkway, Ormonde, Johannesburg. (Tel) 011-248-5000

Perfect Darkness
An evening of dance, choreographed by John Tsunke, that displays the barrier of ‘igniorance’ that can often affect learning and understanding.
4 – 6  Dec @ 7:30pm (Fri-Sat), 3pm (Sat-Sun)
R100
Joburg Theatre. Cnr Loveday and Hoofdt Street, Braamfontein. (Tel) 011-877-6800

The Best of Africa
As part of the Comedy Central; International Music Festival, a ‘best of Africa’ event will be held at Silverstar Casino. Comedians on the bill include; BasketMouth, Carl Joshua Ncube, David Kau and Ndumiso Lindi.
5 Dec @ 5pm
R200
The Globe, Silverstar Casino. R28, Muldersrift, Mogale City, Krugersdorp. (Tel) 011-662-7300

The Afrikaans Show
Gathering the best Afrikaans comedians in one space, part of the Comedy Central International Comedy Festival at Silverstar Casino. Look forward to laughing with Schalk Bezuidenhout, Hannes Brummer and Casper de Vries.
5 Dec @ 8pm
R120
Parkers Comedy & Jive. Silverstar Casino, R28 Mulderdrift, Mogale City, Krugersdorp. (Tel) 011-662-7300