Cape Town Theatre Guide – 27Jan

Riaad Moosa in Life Begins
They say life begins at 40. As Riaad Moosa is turning 40, he invites the audience to join in figuring out whether or not life does begin at 40.  Also known as `the Comedy Doctor`, Moosa is one of the country’s most popular funny men with a style of his own.

27 January – 25 February


Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondesbosch

Tel: (021) 685 7880

Big Boys The Third
Ash and Brad Seattle, directed by Vanessa Harris, star in this dance comedy production of a failed show-inside-a-show, bruised brotherly egos and a very pregnant girlfriend.

31 January – 18 February


Kalk Bay Theatre, 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay

Tel: (021) 788 7257

Mama Africa
Telling the story of activist and Grammy award-winning musician Miriam Makeba, outlining her role in bringing down apartheid.

2 – 12 February


Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town

Tel: (021) 410 9800

Twelfth Night
A uniquely African inspired adaption of the romantic Shakespearean comedy starring David Johnson and Elizabeth Akudugu and directed by Geoffrey Hyland.

Until 25 February

R120 – R180

Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, Maynardville Park, Piers Road, Wynberg

Tel: (021) 410 9838 / (021) 421 7695

Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Queen’s Diamond
Written by and starring acclaimed playwright, Robert Fridjhon, comes a comedic and inventive tale of the one case Sherlock Holmes never wanted mentioned, or written about.

Until 28 January @ 8pm

R100 – R180

Theatre on the Bay, Link Road, Camps Bay

Tel: (021) 438 3301

Michael Jackson History Show
A musical tribute to Michael Jackson by multi-talented impersonator Dantonio Goodman performing all of the best MJ hits.

Until 29 January

R190 – R390

Artscape Theatre, DF Malan Street, Cape Town

Tel: (021) 410 9800

District Six – Kanala
This musical opened precisely 50 years after the Group Areas Act declared District Six as a ‘whites only’ area. It celebrates and recreates the vibrant musical culture that was part of 1960’s Cape Town. Reprising their roles are Loukmaan Adams, Carmen Maarmen, Carlo Daniels, Natasha Hess, Sne Dladla, Edith Plaatjies, Kashiefa Blaauw and Cleo Raatus. Anray Amansure plays the role of the Narrator. Songs featured are written by David Kramer and the late Taliep Petersen.

Until 28 February

R110 – R220

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

Tel: (021) 461 4554