Fast Fingers, Slow Hand
A musical featuring songs by Billy Joel, Elton John and Eric Clapton, including ‘Honesty’, ‘Piano Man’, ‘You May Be Right’, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me’, ‘Your Song’, ‘Change the World’, ‘Layla’, ‘Tears in Heaven’ and ‘Sunshine of Your Love’. The show provides anecdotal histories of each artist, and is directed by Mike McCullagh, starring Joseph Clark, Liza Louw and others.
Until 26 December
Artscape Theatre, DF Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town, Tel: 021 410 9838
Directed by Elizabeth Triegaardt, this classical ballet adaption of the Christmas fairy tale features Cape Town City Ballet dancers, joined by a cast of Cape Town’s younger dancers and guest artists from the Joburg Ballet.
The annual Cape Town City Ballet children’s Fairy Parade is on 24 December, after the 2pm performance. Children are invited to dress as their favourite fairy tale character and parade on stage to receive a surprise gift from Santa Claus.
Until 24 December
Artscape Theatre, D F Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town, Tel 021 410 9800
A compilation of specialty acts, Bon Soir combines UV illusions, optical contortions, strength adagio, comedy sketches and more. The Circus Musical Dance Comedy feautures the famous Big Boys, Ashley and Bradley Searle, Vanessa Harris, Lucy and Alex Tops and Nadine Theron.
Until 24 January
Kalk Bay Theatre, 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Tel: 021 788 7257
Platform 9 to Park Station
Three award-winning actors come together in the authentically South African Platform 9 to Park Station. Written and directed by Christo Davids (7de Laan), the bilingual Cape Town story features actors Maurice Paige (Isidingo) and Theodore Jantjies (7de Laan). The performance follows the adventures of a chef and an aspiring rapper through story-telling, song and dance.
Until 16 January
R 110 – R 180
The Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, Main Road, Rondebosch,Tel: The Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, Main Rd, Rondebosch
Singin’ in the Rain
Pieter Toerien presents the theatrical adaptation of the famous 1952 film, Singin’ in the Rain, which starred Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. Heading to South Africa after a worldwide tour, the production has been nominated for four Olivier Awards and was sold out in the West End. Starring Grant Almirall (Jersey Boys), Bethany Dickson (The Sound of Music & Grease) and Steven van Wyk (The Sound of Music).
Until 10 January
Artscape Opera House, 1–10 D F Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, Tel: 021 438 3301
Acclaimed director Janice Honeyman returns to the stage in her production of Bangalory’sBack, a performance in which stories are picked from the “tell-tale tree”. The stories range from The Tale of TwankerlyGloop, a story about loneliness, exclusion and friendship, to Simphiwe and Nikiwe, a modern African version of Hansel and Gretel set in Gugulethu and Cape Town.
Until 9 January
Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Tel: 021 685 7880
The South African premiere of Joshua Harmon’s West End hit is a comic take on a domestic battle of honour, faith and heritage. Featuring Lara Lipschitz (Cabaret, Jersey Boys), Glen Biderman-Pam (Somewhere on the Border, The Epicene Butcher), Oliver Booth and Ashley de Lange.
Until 31 December
Fugard Theatre, Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Streets, District Six, Cape Town, Tel:021 461 4554
We didn’t come to Hell for the Croissants
Jemma Kahn and her sidekick, Roberto Pombo, return with the sequel to the international cult hit The Epicene Butcher. We Didn’t Come to Hell for the Croissants presents 7 deadly sins, 7 writers and 7 new stories.
Until 19 December
Alexander Bar Upstairs, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town,Tel: 021 300 1088
Stuart Taylor’s 2015 in Revue
Stuart Taylor teams up with Mel Jones and Oscar Petersen in a humorous take on the highlights and lowest points of 2015. Directed Brent Palmer, with additional material written by local comedians, Martin Evans and Yaaseen Barnes, Stuart Taylor’s 2015 in Revue tackles everything from political controversy to governmental slip-ups
Up until 9 January
Baxter Concert Hall, Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 685 7880
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