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The top 5 Cape Town theatre attractions for the next week…


5. Sterling EQ
The dazzling quartet boasts a diverse repertoire which includes a selection of legendary local and international instrumentals whilst adding their signature contemporary edge to well-known classics like Toccata and Storm (Four Season/Carmina Burana medley).  They will also feature a few Afrikaans classics from their new Afrikaans Album “Sterling Speel Afrikaans” during the show.
Showing on 10 July at the On Broadway. Tickets: R100. Shows start at 8.30pm. Book: Computicket


4. Mel Jones Live at On Broadway 
The Intimate Comedy Sessions at On Broadway continue to feature solo and ensemble performances from all of SA’s top comics.  This week, the Intimate Comedy Sessions will feature Mel Jones who will be joined on stage by 2 of Cape Town’s most talked about up-and-coming comedians.
Showing until 9 July at the On Broadway. Tickets: R85. Shows start at 8.30pm. Book: Computicket


3. Macbeth
William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ is on at the Masque Theatre. The tragic story about how the need for power can often lead to destruction. The production is directed by Clifford Graham (who also plays the leading character, Macbeth -don’t know if that’s such a clever move!) and co-directed by stalwart, Brenda Gray. 
Showing until  9 July at the Masque Theatre. Tickets: R50 – R60. Shows start at 8pm/6.30pm/2.30pm. Book: 021 788 1898


2. The Shadow of Brel
Godfrey Johnson treats audiences to a splendid evening out, with his latest carnation of ‘The Shadow of Brel’. Back by popular demand, Johnson brings the music of universal musical icon, Jacques Brel alive, in a cabaret-style set-up. His voice is powerful and emotional, and one can feel every verse play out in front of one, as he resurrects some of Brel’s timeless classics. The show is divided into two, by an interval; and whilst the first half is strictly Brel, in the second, audiences are given the chance to hear Johnson’s Madonna impersonations, amongst many others. The second half is a “musical jukebox” session, where one can pay anything from R5 to about R20 to have Johnson play a song from a menu of selected songs. Every rand raised from the “jukebox” goes to Pieter Dirk-Uys’ Darling Fund -which feeds and pays school fees for underpriveleged children living in Darling. Do yourself a favour, and partake in the sheer delight of listening to Godfrey Johnson’s musical talents as they unfold before you on stage.
Showing until 9 July at Kalk Bay Theatre. Tickets: R110. Shows start at 8.30pm. Book: 073 220 5430


..and for the Number 1 must see this week…


1. Purgatorio
The Baxter Theatre Centre will be presenting the critically acclaimed and much anticipated Purgatorio’, written by Ariel Dorfman. Starring Dawid Minnaar and Terry Norton, and directed by Clare Stopford, this production promises to be phenomenal.
Showing until 7 – 30 July at  Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R100 –R130. Shows start at 8pm/7pm. Book: Computicket

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