At Her Feet
At Her Feet forms part of the 2017 Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival and tells the experiences of four Muslim women in Cape Town whose lives are touched by 9/11 and by the honour killing of a Jordanian girl. These women – a secular student; a tough-talking, scarf-wearing auntie; a Che-worshipping slam poetess; and a recently married religious travel-agent – narrate their own lives, offering “vivid, affective, funny and moving” personal stories that speak to race, faith and belonging.
8 to 12 August, 7PM
Artscape Theatre, 1-10 D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
021 421 7839
Otello – Fugard Bioscope
The Fugard Bioscope presents the live screening of The Royal Opera House’s production of Otello as part of their 2017 World Arts Season. World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta is his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.
13 August 2017, 11AM
Fugard Bioscope, Fugard Theatre, Cnr Caledon & Lower Buitenkant St, District Six, Cape Town
021 461 4554
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
The show features cutting edge technology including a giant Radiant flat screen that spans the width of the stage, special effects lighting, dancing robots and world champion acrobats. With outstanding young performers and new music by Gerard Fahy, this latest iteration combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and dance.
8 to 13 August, 8PM
R255 – R540
GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town
011 759 7215
Kipper and the Queen Bee
When Kipper and his friends discover that the buzzing of the bees is disappearing, they also realise that they soon have to say goodbye to their favourite foods. Kipper and Wim decide to take action, the magical key starts to glow and leads them to meet a sleepy Flower Fairy, a Queen Bee who seems to have a beard, a monstrous smoking machine that crashes through the forest and a treasure full of the sweetest golden honey.
11 to 28 August, 9.30AM/11AM
R55 – R70
Artscape Theatre, Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
082 828 8505
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.
Until 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
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
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