Cape Town Theatre guide

THEATRE

 

Echo of Noise

Having performed alone on the stages of the world for well over seven thousand times, Pieter-Dirk Uys has learnt that every show is the first and the last performance – because each audience demands and gets a different energy, topicality and excitement.

29 November – 17 December

R80 – R150

Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch

Tel: (021) 685 74880

 

Kaapse Jol

Alistair Izobell brings Kaapse Jol to the Baxter for the festive season to celebrate this dynamic cosmopolitan city that he calls home, pulsating with a heartbeat that is filled with the unique rhythms inherent to the Mother City. From the indigenous sounds of the Khoi people to the Malay and Dutch influences that make up this rich tapestry of local music.

1 December – 14 January

R100 – R215

Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch

Tel: (021) 685 7880

 

The Father

The Father is a funny, sad and poignant roller coaster ride on a fight against insanity that twists and turns with all the excitement of a thriller. Directed by Greg Karvellas (Clybourne Park; Bad Jews; CHAMP) and featuring a South African cast headed by acting legend Marius Weyers.

Until 3 December @ 8pm

R130 – R160

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

Tel: (021) 461 4554

 

Quartet

Quartet is based on Choderlos de Laclos’ novel Dangerous Liaisons, a notorious work that was banned in 1782. The protagonists, Merteuil and Valmont, are both decadent libertines, titillating their jaded appetites in the destruction of innocence.

Until 26 November

R100

Artscape Arena, D.F Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town

Tel: (021) 410 9800

 

Hashtag Lottering

Marc Lottering, one of South Africa`s top comedians, featuring new material that has been keeping audiences in stitches across the country. The final stop for the national tour. Laugh loudly with Lottering as he tackles a broad range of issues, ranging from why funerals are fabulous, to the beauty of a pepper steak pie.

22 – 26 & 29 November – 3 December

R75 – R120

Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch

Tel: (021) 685 7880 / (021) 689 1880

 

Orfeo

Created with collaborators Magdalene Minaar, Ina Wichterich and Wolf Britz, Bouwer’s production features singers from Cape Town Opera, UCT Opera School alongside the Camerata Tinta Barocca baroque ensemble.

Until 26 November

R100 – R200

Artscape Opera House, D.F. Malan Street, Foreshore

Tel: (021) 410 9807

 

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.

Until 26 November @ 9pm

R70 – R100

Alexander Upstairs Theatre, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town

Tel: (021) 300 1088

 

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.

Until 26 November @ 8pm

R100 – R180

Theatre on the Bay, Link Road, Camps Bay

Tel: (021) 438 3301