Cape Town Theatre Guide – 24 Nov to 30 Nov

Aunty Merle, The Musical

This performance, written by Lottering and musical direction by Alistair Izobell, focuses on the comedian’s “most beloved character” Aunty Merle Abrahams from Belgravia Road in Athlone. High drama unfolds as Merle’s daughter Abigail announces her engagement to Alan – a “good-looking white chap”. Abigail’s twisted and corrupt ex, Denver Paulse, who holds a dodgy top job with the SABC, is determined to get her back. If not, he threatens to reveal a very dark secret which is bound to tear the lovers apart. Age Restriction: PG14

30 November to 13 January 2018

R100 – R260

Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

021 685 7880

Dance Alive 2

Youngblood presents Dance Alive 2, Figure Of 8 Dance Collective’s annual studio concert in collaboration with a variety of dance companies.

30 November to 2 December, 8PM to 9PM

R80 – R100

Youngblood Gallery, 70-72 Bree St, CBD, Cape Town

021 424 0074

Unmute ArtsAbility Festival

The Artscape presents the Unmute ArtsAbility Festival, South Africa’s Premier Integrated Arts Platform that showcases a display of collaborative artistic works by artists with mixed abilities (with or without disabilities) and from mixed genres (music, dance, drama and visual art). The event is inclusive of theatre performances, public/street performances, site-specific performances, artistic installations, exhibitions, film screenings, seminars, disability walks and art markets.

28 November to 2 December


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

021 410 9915

Scars; The art in growing up

The art in growing up, a one woman play written and performed by Shelani van Niekerk. By looking at the development of the child, combining art and drama with a touch of song and dance, one witnesses this “art in growing up”, and how a young woman makes peace with her physical and emotional scars and learns through art history and her own life experience.

27 to 30 November, 9PM

R100 – R110

Alexander Bar & Cafe, 76 Strand St, CBD, Cape Town

021 300 1088

Caliente – Circo de Danza

Kalk Bay Theatre presents Caliente – Circo de Danza, a multifaceted production containing elements of dance, cirque, cabaret and comedy. Six multi-talented performers show off their skills in one act after another in this latin flair-inspired show. From strength acts to mad mariachis, tap dancing to extreme cocktail making, there is no rhyme or reason for the assortment of performances in this production.

21 November to 31 December, 8.30PM


Kalk Bay Theatre, 52 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town

021 788 7257


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


D.F. Malan St, Foreshore Cape Town

021 410 9800


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

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


Masque Theatre, 37 Main Road, Muizenberg

0861 915 8000

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


D.F. Malan St, Foreshore Cape Town

021 410 9800

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


Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch

021 685 7880