the Drama King has been a little silent of late, and to mark his return we’re kick-starting with a bang – giving away tickets to all five shows listed!
The top 5 Cape Town theatre attractions for the next weekâ€¦
5. Shannon Hope Album Launch
Critically-acclaimed pianist and vocal artist Shannon Hope celebrates the much-anticipated release of her second album, Fight A New Day, at the Fugard Theatre Studio on Saturday, November 5th.Â Don`t miss this rare opportunity to catch the 2011 Standard Bank Ovation Award winner presenting her poignant performance in this magnificent space. “Her virtuosity as an instrumentalist is breath-taking and her voice is descendant straight from the heavens .
4. Die EntfÃ¼hrung Aus Dem Serail
Youthful energy will be the order of the day in this high-octane production of one of Mozartâ€™s less-seen, but utterly seductive, comic masterpieces. The outstanding young talents of the UCT Opera School and Cape Town Opera tackle this charming Turkish-inspired Singspiel, in which two high-flying sopranos are rescued from the clutches of a wealthy Pasha by two ardent tenors
The inimitable comedian and actress Shirley Kirchmann returns to Kalk Bay Theatre with the Cape Town premiÃ¨re of her latest hit Catch. Kirchmann, of ‘Train Your Man’ and ‘Scratch’ fame, opened her new one-woman show at the National Arts Festival this year to a wave of acclaim.Â TheÂ piece is aboutÂ Tallulah Â - sheâ€™s 32 and single, all her married friends keep trying to hook her up, not because they care about her just because they donâ€™t like to suffer alone.
2.Â Mafikeng Road
Hot on the heels of its runaway success at this year’s National Arts Festival, the award-winning Mafeking Road returns to Cape Town in October.The physical talents of Andrew Laubscher (Lovborg’s Women, Is it because Iâ€™m Jack) and Mathew Lewis (Lenny and the Wasteland) come together under the direction of Tara Notcutt (director of â€¦miskien; Dream, Brother; and Thom Pain) to bring you well-loved stories such as In The Withaakâ€™s Shade, and Willem Prinslooâ€™s Peach Brandy in a way that they have never been seen before!
Showing until 5 November at the Intimate Theatre. Tickets: R50 – R75. Shows start at 8pm. Book:Â 072 367 6878.
*Double ticket give-away for 2 Nov.
..and for the Number 1 must see this weekâ€¦
1. Some Like It Vrot – THE BAXTER GALA EVENING
David Kramer’s new musical comedy Some Like it Vrot features Marc Lottering and Christo Davids in the lead roles of Smiley and Fuad, characters created by Lottering in his stand-up routines. Whilst the show is running till end December, tonight is the Baxter’s very special and ouspicious Gala Evening, in conjunction with the show.Â
The order for the evening are as follows:
Drinks and canapÃ©s will be served on arrival at 6pm. After this patrons will attend the performance, which starts at 8pm. This will be followed by a private reception where they can meet the star-studded cast, which includes Christo Davids, Marc Lottering and Alistair Izobell. Food and drinks will be served and entertainment will be provided by local band The Blackties (Chad Saaiman, Keeno Lee and Lloyd Jansen) at the reception.
In addition to all of the above, audience members will stand a chance to win the following prizes:
- A two-night stay at the 4-star Lagoon Beach Hotel
- A hamper from a French perfumer house
- A signed Marc Lottering DVD box set and a poster of Some Like It Vrot signed by the cast
- A signed David Kramer CD collection and a poster of Some Like It Vrot signed by the castÂ
The Gala Event is tonight – 27 October at theÂ Baxter Theatre. Tickets: R280. Book: 021 680 3962.
Â *Double ticket give-away for Tonight!
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To enter, just let us know in the comments which event you’d like to attend, and why! -PS: The Baxter Gala Event is quick-fire as entries will close at 3.30pm (as the event is tonight). All other competitions close on Tuesday, 1 November at midday.
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