Cape Town Theatre Guide -5May

Comedy on the River

On the first Thursday of every month some of South Africa’s finest comedians take to the stage to entertain audiences in the beautiful and cosy Slug & Lettuce in Observatory.

4 May 8PM


Slug & Lettuce, River Club, Observatory


Boy Ntulikazi

The Baxter Theatre presents The Best of Zabalaza Festival 2017 winner Boy Ntulikazi. This poignant and physical one-hander, with the accompaniment of a guitarist live on stage, delves into the challenges that determine the way individuals reflect on the world around them, while engaging directly with audiences.

3 to 13 May 8PM/11AM/2:30PM


Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

021 685 7880


Alexander Upstairs presents the South African premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ award-winning production Topdog/Underdog. A story about two brothers named Lincoln and Booth – one is an underpaid employee clinging to his job at an arcade, and the other, a shoplifter with a goal of impressing the girl of his dreams.

3 to 20 May 7PM

R70 – R140

Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, CBD, Cape Town

021 300 1652

Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist

Roxy Revue Bar presents Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist, who entertains audiences with his dry wit, offbeat sense of humour and ability to get members of the audience to do various strange and weird routines on stage. Andre makes his volunteers impersonate everything from a washing machine, typewriter and goldfish to Superman and a sprinkler.

3 May to 4 June 8PM/5PM/3PM


Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood

021 505 7777

The Play that Goes Wrong

When they attempt to put on a complicated 1920’s murder mystery play, everything that could possibly go wrong, does, and audiences find the resulting chaos so funny that the entire theatre ends up in complete, total, happy disarray, night after night. Directed by Comedian Alan Comittie.

3 May to 17 June 7:30PM/8PM/4PM

R100 – R250

Theatre on the Bay, Link Road, Camps Bay

021 4383300

Funny Girl, The Musical

This musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from a Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. Featuring iconic songs including ‘People’ and ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade’.

18 April to 3 June, 8PM/4PM

R130 – R150

The Fugard Theatre, Cnr Caledon & Lower Buitenkant St, Cape Town

021 461 4554