Cape Town Theatre Guide -3Feb

Blood Brothers
A Liverpool woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her new born twins to a woman she cleans for. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth but becoming friends and falling in love with the same girl. A narrator warns that a price has to be paid for separating twins.

3 – 11 February

R110

Artscape Arena, Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F Malan Street, Foreshore

Tel: (021) 410 9800

The Mother
The Mother, written by Florian Zeller and directed by Janice Honeyman, premiers in South Africa with an all-South African cast headed by Anna-Mart van der Merwe. Translated from French by Christopher Hampton, this drama follows the premiere of its companion piece, The Father, directed by Greg Karvellas.

7 February – 7 March

R130 – R160

Fugard Theatre, Corner Caledon & Harrington Street, District Six

Tel: (021) 461 4554

Madness: Songs of Hope & Despair
The plight of the mentally ill is usually ignored or profoundly misunderstood, and this contributes to the suffering of those deemed insane. This theatre uses music, song and imagery to portray the complexities and also the wonder of these strange and ultimately unknowable worlds.

7 – 18 February

R150

Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch

Tel: (021) 685 7880

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.

Until 25 February

R150

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.

Until 18 February

R150

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.

Until 12 February

R120

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

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