Cape Town Theatre Guide -7July

Plum Tree

The Artscape Theatre presents Jan Groenewald’s Plum Tree, a journey through a childhood experience of sexual violation to victory and riches. Creating it into a theatrical experience, Groenewald is story-teller, dramatist and actor in this solo performance. As an old man in the face of imminent death, he is forced to confront what he had always evaded: memories that haunted him throughout his life in privacy and isolation.

6 to 8 July, 8.15PM


Artscape Arena, Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town

021 421 7839

The Echo of a Noise

The Echo of a NoiseHaving performed alone on stage over seven thousand times, Pieter-Dirk Uys has learnt that every show is the first and last performance. Now in his 70th year, Pieter-Dirk glances back at those small signs that subconsciously pointed him in the right and original direction. His father Hannes Uys, his mother Helga Bassel, his grandmothers, his teachers, his passions and making a noise when everyone demanded silence.

4 to 15 July, 5PM/8PM

R100 – R190

Theatre on the Bay, Link Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town

021 438 3301

More Adventures of Noddy

The Artscape Theatre presents Enid Blyton’s More Adventures of Noddy, adapted by acclaimed children’s dramatist David Wood. More Adventures of Noddy is directed by Cheryl Abromowitz and Caryn Reznik. Children are able to participate in activities, such as face painting, colouring in, puzzles, play tents and bike rides prior to the performance.

1 to 15 July, 10.30AM to 11.30AM


Artscape Theatre Foyer, Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town

021 421 7839

What Remains

Multiple award-winning writer Nadia Davids brings her new play What Remains to Cape Town following its premiere at the main programme of the National Arts Festival. Inspired in part by the discovery of a slave burial ground in Cape Town, What Remains fuses text and dance to tell a story of memory and magic, about a place haunted by its past, a history that burrows to the surface and a city in crisis.

6 to 12 July, 8PM


UCT Little Theatre, Hiddingh Hall, 31 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town

021 650 7129

Cheers to Sarajevo

Alexander Bar and Café presents the play Cheers to Sarajevo, directed by Ashleigh Harvey and co-written and performed by Aimee Goldsmith. At the dawn of the Yugoslavian war, a South African photo journalist records a soon to be taboo love affair between a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman. A love affair that has blossomed from the bud of a childhood friendship. But can love survive war? Can friendship survive Sarajevo?

26 June to 8 July, 7PM

R90 – R120

Alexander Bar & Café, 76 Strand St, Cape Town

021 300 1652

Pinocchio at the Baxter Theatre

The Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company presents Pinocchio, a children’s show based on the original Carlo Collodi classic fairy tale. Adapted and directed by Elton John Duffy, this production tells the story of the little wooden puppet who has to prove himself to be honest and trustworthy before he can become a real live boy, with help and guidance from Jiminy Cricket and the Blue Fairy.

Until 8 July, 9.30am/10.45am

Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
021 685 7880

Suddenly The Storm

The Cape Town premiere of Paul Slabolepszy’s new production, Suddenly The Storm, nominated for six Naledi Theatre awards. On the outer reaches of the Far East Rand, at the home of an ageing ex-cop Dwayne (Slabolepszy) and his much younger wife Shanell (Weir-Smith), a storm is brooding. What starts out as a smouldering dark comedy, suddenly turns into a roller-coaster ride of startling revelations, of rage and recrimination, of intrigue and suspense before the storm finally breaks.

Until 8 July, 7:30PM

R100 – R160

Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

021 685 7880

Cathy and the Trolley Dollies

Gate69 presents the drag and cabaret show Cathy and the Trolley Dollies, a comedic take on the airline industry, starring Cathy Specific and her air hostess sidekicks, Holly and Molly.

Until 29 July, 7PM


Gate69, 87 Bree St, CBD, Cape Town

021 035 1627