TheatreBuzz by Peter Tromp

TheatreBuzz by Peter Tromp

Lottering takes aim at social media

‘Hashtag Lottering!’ returns to the Baxter Theatre on January 17 after a sell out season of the show last month.

Lottering headlined the Cape Town Funny Festival in London in October, and ‘Hashtag Lottering!’ has recently toured SA, enjoying a sold out season in Johannesburg and playing venues in Durban, the Eastern Cape, at the Klein Karoo Kunstefees in Oudtshoorn, and at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Lottering covers a broad range of topics in the show, ranging from the beauty of a prawn to the dangers of a WhatsApp family page.

‘Hashtag Lottering!’ runs at the Baxter Main Theatre from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm and tickets cost from R75 to R120 via Computicket.

The age restriction is 16L.


Piano duo pays tribute to the year of Trump

Godfrey Johnson and Nicholas McDiarmid, armed with one piano and four hands, will set forth to seduce audiences with their unique brand of humour and musicality at the Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre in Strand Street on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 17 and 18, in the show ‘This is Not America…Hallelujah’.

They will perform and celebrate the genius of Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Prince, Mozart and more, weaving a musical journey out of the Trumpesque Pantsuit that was 2016.

Johnson is no stranger to the Alexander Bar and he welcomes his new cabinet minister onto the stage with him. The show will include hits like ‘This is Not America’, ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars’ and Johnson’s No. 1 hit in Taiwan, ‘Don’t Step on my Melania’.

Johnson is one of South Africa’s leading theatrical artists, with a singular reputation as a cabaret artist, composer, writer and director. He is a past Fleur Du Cap award-winner.

McDiarmid is an award-winning writer, journalist, editor and performer, with a passion for the piano. He first went public with the Cape Town Philharmonic, playing Ravel’s ‘Concerto In G’. Then he went corporate, with a career in publishing, but always performing along the way, fiddling his fiddle in Sydney and hitting the ivories in Gauteng.

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