Cape Town Theatre Guide -17Feb

Rent
A re-imagining of Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’, it follows a year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. The show features favourites such as ‘Seasons of Love’, ‘Take Me or Leave Me’ and ‘La Vie Boheme’.

Until 25 February

R295

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

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colours, this musical is packed full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me. With a cast of 23 musical theatre performers and dancers the play stars Earl Gregory, Nádine, Jonathan Roxmouth and Anton Luitingh and is directed by Paul Warwick Griffin.

17 February – 8 April

R95 – R350

Theatre on The Bay, Link Road, Camps Bay

Tel: (021) 438 3301

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.

Until 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.

Until 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

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