Cape Town Theatre Guide – 24 Nov to 30 Nov

The Magic Flute

With an enchanting blend of visual wizardry and whimsical comedy, Matthew Wild’s dream-like staging in Michael Mitchell’s poetic designs gives new expression to Mozart’s fable about the power of music. Protected by the magic of their enchanted flute, Tamino and Pamina discover that only music can lead them “through death’s dark night”.

Until 10 December, 3/6/7.30PM

R275

D.F. Malan St, Foreshore Cape Town

021 410 9800

Moedertaal

Moedertaal is the next installment in Sandra Prinsloo`s trifecta of One-person plays, started so beautifully with Die Naaimasjien and Oskar en die pienk tannie. And now, Moedertaal, performed by Prinsloo in a raw and moving journey through life, filled with love, honesty and laughter.

Until 2 December

R130 – R165

The Fugard Theatre, Cnr Caledon and Harrington Street, District 6, Cape Town

021 461 4554

Shakespeare in Love

Young Will Shakespeare has writer`s block… the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he`s in desperate need of inspiration. That is until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will`s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing  to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will`s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.

21 to 25 November, 8PM

R140 – R320

The Fugard Theatre, Cnr Caledon and Harrington Street, District 6, Cape Town

021 461 4554

The Birdcage Onstage

Armand & Albert have built the perfect life for themselves tending to their gaudy Miami “drag” club. But their pastel tranquility is shaken when Armand`s son announces that he is getting married to the daughter of ultra-conservative Senator Keeley… and they`re all getting together for dinner! Can Armand and Albert transform themselves into Mr. and Mrs. “Family Values” in time?

Until 2 December

R100

Masque Theatre, 37 Main Road, Muizenberg

0861 915 8000

Boogy-licious

A musical/comedy romp down memory lane to the Motown Era, the disco floors and the power ballads that typified the 70`s, 80`s and 90`s. Add a local live band, dynamic local singers, and a touch of local comedy, and the perfect evening out is served.

Starting 21 November

R140

D.F. Malan St, Foreshore Cape Town

021 410 9800

Die Dans Van Die Watermeid

Die dans van die watermeid het aangegryp met die beeldskone taalgebruik, die hartverskeurende verhaal wat Lekas vertel en die unieke blik op die mense uit haar grootwordwêreld in die skilderagtige Willowmore-streek in die dorre Klein-Karoo. Die gehoor was totaal oorrompel deur die krag en eenvoud van die teks. Die dans van die watermeid takel ook sosiale kwessies soos jong mense van vandag wat ’n stryd voer sonder die vooruitsig van werk of ’n beter lewe en die dinge wat gemeenskappe onder die mat invee.

Until 25 November, 8.30PM

R60 – R120

Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch

021 685 7880

Brother Love 2

The Adams family is back with another dose of Brother Love! The brand has become a household name throughout the Western Cape and beyond since brothers Loukmaan and Emo first combined their diverse talents as an explosive duo five years ago. Now they’re back with more hilarious sketch, stories and of course, as always, the magical, dynamic music.

Until 25 November, 4PM/8.30

R150

Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch

021 685 7880