Cape Town Theatre Guide – 4Nov

Over There

When Franz’s mother escaped to the West Berlin with one of her identical twin boys, she left the other behind. 25 years later, Karl crosses the border in search of his twin. As history takes an unexpected turn, the brothers must struggle to reconnect. Written by Mark Ravenhill, directed and designed by Fred Abrahamse, and starring Marcel Meyer and Francis Chouler.

7 – 19 November

R140 – R150

Alexander Upstairs Theatre, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town

Tel: (021) 300 1088


The Heroin Diaries

Craig is a heroin dealer. At 34 he’s been a using drug addict for 20 years and finally his lifestyle is catching up to him. He is planning to check out quietly, the way he always knew he would, by overdose.

But when a young girl, Leila arrives at his flat searching for her own oblivion, he is given one last chance to question the life he’s lead thus far, and perhaps to choose a different ending.

7 – 26 November @ 9pm

R70 – R100

Alexander Upstairs Theatre, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town

Tel: (021) 300 1088


Everyone Has It

It is suddenly endangered. Under attack humanity becomes compromised and darkness threatens to reign. A story about the reconnection between humanity and itself, nature and its divine Shadow. It is integrated with movement, dance, puppetry, drama and visual art. A collaborative initiative to celebrate and showcase the outcome of the Creative Arts Incubator Programme.

8 – 13 November


Artscape Arena, DF Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town

Tel: (021) 410 9800


My Fat Friend – Tobie Cronje

The story of a large Vicky (Michelle Botha) who owns a successful bookshop in London’s Hampstead. She eats comfort food to make up for her boring existence. She finds herself caught in a love triangle with her friend and lodger, Henry (Tobie Cronje) and her tenant, James (Jeremy Richards). A stranger, Tom (Charlie Bouguenon), stumbles into her bookshop looking for a travel book. The two hit it off and agree to keep in touch while Tom is away. 

9 – 26 November @ 8pm

R100 – R180

Theatre on the Bay, Link Road, Camps Bay

Tel: (021) 438 3301


The Father

A look inside the mind of Andre, a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch?

8 November @ 8pm

R130 – R160

Fugard Studio, Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkants Street, District Six

Tel: (021) 461 4554


An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout

Pieter-Dirk Uys’ most famous alter-ego has now been in the public domain for 35 years. Recognised as ‘the most famous white woman in South Africa’,  Tannie Evita is renowned for biting political satire disguised as housewifely advice.  Here she once again shines her spotlight on current affairs.

6 November


Artscape Theatre

Tel: (021) 421 7839


Naked Girls Reading presents Seven Deadly Sins

Audiences are bewitched by Charlie French, Jezzy Belle, Lyricnotic and Scar-lit Hearts as they share readings that explore the Seven Deadly Sins and the wickedness of the human heart.

4 November @ 9pm

R130 – R160

Alexander Upstairs Theatre, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town

Tel: (021) 300 1088


Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

Director Paul Warwick Griffin presents the award-winning musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, including popular songs ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Close Every Door’. Featuring Earl Gregory, Bianca Le Grange and Jonathan Roxmouth.

Until 5 November

R125 – R350

Theatre on the Bay, Camps Bay, Link Road, Camps Bay

Tel: (021) 438 3301