Cape Town Theatre Guide -2Dec

Murdering Agatha Christie

Liz Szymczak, Nicholas Ellenbogen, Gabriel Meltz, Debi Thomas Hawkins, Tafara Nyatsanza and Kanya Viljoen entertain with a light-hearted murder mystery farce in this brand new play. Directed by Luke Ellenbogen, design by Kei-Ella Loewe and choreography by Claire Ellenbogen.

30 November – 31 December

R60 – R125

Rosebank Theatre, 16 Alma Road, Rosebank

Tel: 072 3166133


Armchair Comedy Festival

Over 20 comedians will perform 14 hilarious shows. Riaad Moosa, Nik Rabinowitz, Conrad Koch, Stuart Taylor, KG Mokgadi, Yaaseen Barnes, Dalin Oliver, Dylan Skews, Rob Van Vuuren and many more. ‘Comedy Ketchup’, on Saturday the 3rd, is an open mic competition which see’s the audience express their thoughts by throwing tomatoes at the comedians.

1 – 11 December

R40 – R60

Armchair Theatre, 135 Main Road, Observatory

Tel: 083 3555679


Madness: Songs of Hope & Despair

Written by Dr Sean Baumann, a clinician who worked as a specialist psychiatrist in the domain of the psychosis. With authentic descriptions of experiences which come from clinical encounters with patients and others involved in their lives. 

4 December @ 6pm


Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch

Tel: (021) 685 7880


Alan Committie in Laughing Matters

After a sold out season of Love Factually earlier this year, Alan Committie is back in Cape Town for his latest and updated show. The award winning actor and acclaimed comedian brings charm and an easy-go-lucky attitude to stages across South Africa, New York, Los Angeles and London.

6 December – 14 January

R100 – R180

Theatre On the Bay, Link Road, Camps Bay

Tel: (021) 438 3301


Nick Rabinowitz: Fortyfied

Exploring a variety of subjects, the Constantia native tells stories, uses accents and creates discomfort in the funniest ways. Expect sex and swear words. The show is opened by comic Yaaseen Barnes.

6 December – 14 January

R100 – R225

Baxter Theatre Centre Main Road, Rondebosch

Tel: (021) 685 7880


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.

Until 17 December

R80 – R150

Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch

Tel: (021) 685 7880


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


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.

3 December

R75 – R120

Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch

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