Cape Town Theatre Guide -19May


Umculo and the Songmakers’ Guild presents Schande! (Shame!), a Liederabend with five singers, piano, and video projection. Award-winning director Kobie van Rensburg stages this contemporary production, which uses Franz Schubert’s songs to tell tales of loss and longing, violence and violation, love, death, and forgiveness in today’s South Africa.

20 to 21 May, 7:30/4PM


Nassau Theatre, Groote Schuur High School, 77 Palmyra Rd, Newlands.

082 824 1007

Tiger Bay the Musical

The story is set in Cardiff, Wales at the turn of the last century, with the majority of the action taking place at the docklands of Tiger Bay. The powerfully evocative story will introduce the audience to a multitude of characters; from the Marquis of Bute, believed to be the world’s wealthiest man at the time, to a recently exiled Zulu prince, coming to Tiger Bay for answers and revenge.

20 – 27 May, 6PM

R100 – R400

Artscape Theatre, D F Malan Street, Foreshore

021 410-9800


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