Cape Town Theatre Guide – 8 Dec to 15 Nov

The Frog Prince at Artscape

The Artscape presents the children’s theatre play, The Frog Prince. A long time ago a handsome young Prince rode off to seek his fortune. Tired and thirsty, he stopped at a well to have a drink of water. The friendly Frogs warned him that the well belonged to a Witch who would turn him into a Frog if he drank the water. Despite the warning the Prince drinks the water and is turned into a Frog. Only the kiss of a Beautiful Princess can break the spell.

9 to 23 December, 10.30AM to 12PM


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

021 410 9800

Immortal – Immersive Theatre

Immersive Experiences presents Immortal, an immersive theatre production where participants choose their own path as they step boldly into a mysterious new realm where every sense is engaged. Immersive theatre is the phenomenon that has taken the world by storm, and Immortal is the first-ever of its kind in South Africa.

7 December to 14 January 2018, 7.30/8.30/9.30PM

R335 – R385

Castle of Good Hope, Darling St & Buitenkant St, Foreshore, Cape Town

Armchair Comedy Fringe Fest

Obviouzly Armchair and Fruit of the Loom present the annual Armchair Comedy Fringe Fest, which sees top South African comedians performing stand-up shows over 7 days. Comedians confirmed for the festival include Stuart Taylor, Nik Rabinowitz, Dylan Skews, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Yaseen Barnes, Angel Campey, Robby Collins, Lindi Johnson and more.

Until 10 December, 8PM

Obviouzly Armchair, 135 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town

Alan Committie in Planet Mirth

This docu-comedy takes a funny look at everything with a high energy, physical antics combined with witty wordplay and humourous observations. The planet has never been in a more precarious state and that makes it ripe for Committie to unpack how we got here and how we are ever going to move forward. Committie is supported by part-time security guard, Johan van der Walt, and de-motivational speaker, Trevor Tahor.

Until 13 January 2018, 8PM

R120 – R180

Theatre On The Bay, 1 Link Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town

021 438 3301

Nice Coat (Lekker Jas)

Artscape presents local comedian Soli Philander’s new stand-up comedy show, Nice Coat (Lekker Jas). Philander’s new production is about his Cape Town. It was born out of a desire for a narrative about the city – the place of his birth, his youth, his heart – that did not serve a political agenda, was not an exercise in attracting tourists, and did not disregard the daily, stark realities so many Capetonians trying to survive, have to embrace.

Until 9 December, 7.30PM


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

021 410 9800

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

Until 13 January 2018

R100 – R260

Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

021 685 7880

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.

Until 31 December, 8.30PM


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

021 788 7257

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