Cape Town Theatre Guide -25Aug

National Delphic Comedy Championships

National Delphic Comedy Championships is a comedy event that celebrates creativity and expression through comedy – encouraging cultural understanding and tolerance through both the spoken word and laughing, uniting the audience. Nine comedians, one from each of the provinces of South Africa, are nominated to compete in this competition.

25 August, 7PM to 11PM

R120 – R150

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

021 465 9108

Coloured President – Carvin Goldstone

Comedian Carvin H. Goldstone brings his sell out one man show Coloured President to the Baxter Theatre. The show explores the hilarious nature of the South African and world political arena, and what South Africa would be like if it had a coloured president. This all while keeping it a clean, no-swearing affair suitable for the whole family.

25 to 26 August, 8.15PM

R150

Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

021 685 7880

Dalin Oliver – Face for Radio

Teacher turned Comedian, Dalin Oliver, presents his new stand-up comedy show Face for Radio. He is back with a few more lessons following the sold out success of his debut one man show, I Came, I Taught, I Left. 10 years after matriculating, Oliver is struggling to adapt to the concept of “adulting” – no-one warned him about it.

Until 9 September, 8.30PM/5PM

R100 – R120

Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

021 685 7880

Der Fliegende Holländer – The Flying Dutchman

The myth of the cursed sea captain and his ghostly ship comes home to the Cape of Good Hope in a spectacular new production in the Naspers Grand Master series. CTO Associate Music Director Tim Murray leads the CPO through the tempestuous straits of Wagner’s elemental score, while Matthew Wild’s new production unleashes the ghosts of Dutch colonialism in the modern Mother City.

Until 26 August, 6/7.30PM

R100 – R400

Artscape Opera House, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town

021 410 9807

Schools’ Arts Festival

Artscape Theatre presents the annual Schools’ Arts Festival, the event that gives learners the opportunity to showcase their talent on a professional stage. Approximately 15 schools share the same stage each evening, contributing to a varied and diverse theatre experience, from classical choirs to contemporary dance.

Until 31 August, 7PM

R40

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

021 410 9800

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.

Until 28 August, 9.30AM/11AM

R55 – R70

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

082 828 8505

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