Joburg Theatre Guide – 8Sep

My fat friend

My Fat Friend is the story of an overly large Vicky (Michelle Botha) who owns a successful bookshop in London’s Hampstead. A handsome man walks into her life who appreciates her despite her weight but things turn out differently in the end. A must watch!

8 Sept – 2 Oct @ 8pm

R100 – R180

Pieter Toerien Main Theatre. Cnr William Nicol Drive and Wikoppen Road, Fourways.

(Tel) 011-511-1988


I turned away and she was gone

A truly enveloping story of the three main stages in the lives of women? to say that people were enchanted would be somewhat of an understatement. This is a show ? epic in scope, but intimate in execution ? that will have you thinking about the larger trajectories of your own life. It is vital stuff
15 Sept – 2 Oct @ 8:15pm


The Market Theatre. Cnr Bree and Miriam Makeba, Newtown.

(Tel) 011-832-1641


Jazzy Masala Creative

Beautiful costumes, amazing choreography showcasing Indian dance both traditional and modern. Featuring 100 dancers, the company takes you on mystical journey.

17 – 18 Sept @ 7pm


The Lyric Theatre. Northern Parkway, Ormonde.

(Tel) 011-788-7632


UBU and the Truth Commission

The play is an unsettling mix with life-like and often scary puppets created by the famous Handspring Puppet Company (of ‘War Horse’ fame) serving as real characters and Kentridge’s disturbing animation recalling the bad times of apartheid”-Peter Feldman

8 – 11 Sept @ 8pm

R65 – R200

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


31 Days

An interesting story of a man that was a victim of the system and sentenced to time in Jail. Ironically he slowly learns more about himself by observing other inmates and becomes liberated.

8 – 17 Sept @ 8pm


SA State Theatre. 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

(Tel) 0861-915-8000



Singer, Songwriter and Entertainer Nataniel is back with a new show called ‘Mannequin’. The story develops around the life of a tailor told through a tale of fear, fantasy and humour.

8 – 25 Sept @ 8pm (Thur-Sat)


Theatre of Marcellus. 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park.

(Tel) 011-928-1937


Parkers Comedy

Get ready to laugh till you tummy hurts with Tony King, Warren Robertson, Thenjiwe Moseley and Donovan Goliath.

17 Sept @ 8pm


Parkers Comedy and Jive. Cnr Witkoppen Road and William Nicol Drive, Fourways.

(Tel) 011-511-0081


Hashtag Lottering

One of South Africa’s top comedians March Lottering take to the Theatre on The Square stage over the next few weeks. He has a unique style of standup comedy and touches on various issues.

8 – 17 Sept @ 8:15pm (Tue – Fri), 6pm (Sat)


Theatre on the Square. Cnr of West Street and Rivonia Road, Nelson Mandela Square.

(Tel) 011-883-8606