Cape Town Theatre Guide -4Aug

The Mystery of Irma Vep

Charles Ludlam’s side-splitting comedy explodes onto the stage with outrageous sets and costumes, plot turns and twists. A two-person spoof starring Jonathan Roxmouth and Weslee Swain Lauder as the residents of Mandacrest estate who meet vampires, werwolves and mummies on a journey to the tombs of Egypt.

3 to 19 August, 8PM

R100 – R180

Theatre on the Bay, Link Rd, Camps Bay

021 438 3301

Two by Tenn Plays and Wine-Paired Dinner

The Vineyard Hotel and Abrahamse and Meyer Productions join forces to present Two by Tenn, where theatre lovers experience an evening of two one-act plays by Tennessee Williams performed between three courses of a Thelema wine-paired dinner. Ticket price includes the three-course wine-paired dinner and the two plays. Age restriction: 18SL.

Until 19 August, 7PM


Vineyard Hotel, 1 Colinton Rd, Newlands, Cape Town

021 657 4500

King Kong

Eric Abraham presents a brand new Fugard Theatre Production of King Kong – The original iconic South African musical. King Kong was a landmark South African musical first presented in 1956. The musical portrays the life and times of a heavyweight boxer Ezekiel Dlamini, known as `King Kong` who lived in Soweto.

Until 2 September, 8PM

R130 – R280

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

021 461 4554

State Fracture

The creative team that produced Pay Back the Curry is back with the satirical, multi-sketch sequel, State Fracture, at the Baxter Theatre. Audiences are entertained by the performance of Daniel Mpilo Richards and writing of Mike van Graan.

Until 19 August, 7.30/8PM

R95 – R110

Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

021 685 7880

Red Aloes at Magnet Theatre

Themba Stewart, with support from the National Arts Council, presents the premiere of his new production Red Aloes at the Magnet Theatre. The play is written and directed by Stewart, performed by award-winning actors Richard September and Iman Isaacs and designed by Ryno Keet, Stewart and Puleng Stewart with music by Jannous Aukema.

4 to 12 August, 8PM

R50 – R90

Magnet Theatre, The Old Match Factory, cnr St Michaels and Lower Main Rds, Observatory, Cape Town

076 781 6306

Absolutely Fabulous Drag Show

The Artscape Theatre presents the Absolutely Fabulous Drag Show, where the creme de la creme of drag are put on centre stage. This production forms part of the 2017 Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival. With fine feathers preened, false eyelashes fluttering and sequins glittering, the fiercely feminine/masculine are gathering to celebrate the world of “lip sync”, ambiguous seduction and gender identification.

4 to 5 August, 8PM


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

021 421 7839

Jive Cape Town Funny Festival

The country’s leading comedy festival returns with its 13th award-winning selection of local and international stars. Featuring a stellar cast including Alan Committie as MC, Marc Lottering, Captain Frodo and Mario Queen of the Circus.

10 July to 6 August


Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

021 685 7880