Cape Town Theatre Guide -29Jan


26 January to 20 February

Director Fred Abrahamse and designer Marcel Meyer stage Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Othello for a second season. Meyer, who also plays the character Iago, is joined by the internationally acclaimed Pope Jerrod as Othello.

R 120 – R 180

8.15pm | 1 Feb 7.45pm

Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, Maynardville Park, Piers Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town,Tel: 021 421 7695


Die Sideboard Musical

27 January to 6 February

Set before the Second World War, Die Sideboard follows an illiterate man on his journey of discovery, loss and love. Directed by Albert Maritz, the original novel by Simon Bruinders is transformed into a musical, starring Duncan Johnson and Chantal Stanfield.

8pm – 10.30pm

R 80 – R 130

Artscape Theatre, D F Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town, Tel: 021 410 9800


I’m Playing Your Song

Until 6 February

I’m Playing Your Song tells the story of the multi-award-winning composer and pianist Marvin Hamlisch, through his music. Featuring Jonathan Roxmouth and Sharon Spiegel-Wagner.

Tue to Thu 8pm | Fri & Sat 8.15pm | Sat 6 Feb 5pm & 8.15pm

R 100 – R 200

Theatre on the Bay, 1A Link Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Tel: 021 438 3301


Aweh Mzansi

5 & 6 February

South African comedians Jason Goliath, Alfred Adriaan, Nicholas Goliath, Richelieu Beaunoir, Donovan Goliath and Glen Biderman-Pam present two evenings of laughter.



Tel: 021 685 7880

Baxter Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town


District Six Kanala!

2 February-5March

David Kramer, who together with his partner the late Taliep Petersen created the hugely successful musicals – District Six, Fairyland and Kat and the Kings, will celebrate the vibrant musical culture that was to be found in the streets, halls, hotels, clubs and bioscopes of 1960s District Six.

Kanala will be my way of celebrating the memory of some of the amazing talents from District Six that I met and worked with over the past three decades. People like Taliep Petersen, Salie Daniels, Cyril Valentine, Billy Jaftha, Dougie Schrikker, Al Hendricks, Zayn Adam as well as Richard Rive and Vincent Kolbe. These were all friends who shared their vivid recollections of place and people with me” said Kramer.

R130 – R220

TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM

Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, District Six, Cape Town, 8001



1 –13 February 2016

Mike Bartlett’s Contractions, first performed on stage at The Royal Court Theatre, explores the transformative dynamics of the corporate world and the limits we are willing to put on the company we keep. The play is directed by Greg Karvellas and stars Emily Child and Janna Ramos-Violante.


Cost: R100 | R90 Online

Alexander Upstairs, Alexander Bar & Café, 76 Strand St, Cape Town,Tel: 021 300 1652.


Kaapse Stories

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