Acclaimed comedian Marc Lottering has been in the business for 16 years and is considered one of South Africa’s top comedians. This show features some of his favourite stories as told over the years, as well as some of his newer material.
18 & 19 December
R175 – R195
The Academia, 409 Imam Haron Road, Lansdowne, Cape Town, Tel:021 007 1965
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
A screening of classic ballet The Nutcracker, by Bolshoi Ballet.Danced by Denis Rodkin as the Prince and Anna Nikulina as Marie.Music by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.
Fugard Theatre Bioscope, corner Caledon & Lower BuitenkantSts, District Six, Cape Town, Tel: 021 461 4554
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
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
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
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
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
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