the Drama King speaks…

the Drama King speaks...

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

5. What a Wonderful World
The Cape Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA), now renowned for superior training in dance, drama and voice, explores world cultural events, in celebration of 25 years of excellence.
4 – 13 March at the Artscape Theatre. Tickets: R75 – R150. Shows are at 8.15pm/6pm/3pm. Book: Computicket

4. Memory of how it feels
Well-known musician and composer Neo Muyanga’s Memory of how it feels was inspired by the traditional Zulu practice of exchanging beads encoded with secret messages between lovers.
Showing till Saturday, 19 March at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R120 – R130. Shows start at 6.30pm/8.15pm. Book: Computicket

3. Fascinating Aida
Britain’s top female comedy singing trio is in South Africa for the first time and has audiences howling with laughter.
Showing till Saturday, 5 March at the Theatre On The Bay. Tickets: R100 – R150. Shows start at 8pm/8.15pm. Book: Computicket

2. Theatre Sports
Every Monday (Intimate Theatre) and Tuesday night (Kalk Bay Theatre), Improguise present ‘Theatre Sports’ (what ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ is based upon). This Friday they’re doing a special “FUNdraiser” at the Baxter to raise money for Natalie, who was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, Chordoma.
4 March at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R100. Show starts at 8pm. Pay at door. Bring correct amount.

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

1. Mummenschanz
The Swiss masters of make-believe and illusion wow audiences and critics wherever they perform. By using everyday objects and materials they create ingenious costumes and expressive masks that are transformed into fascinating and funny creatures.
1 – 19 March at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R74.50 – R119.50 (preview); R149 – R249. Shows start at 8pm. Book: Computicket

the Drama King give-away

..Win one of five sets of double tickets to ‘Mummenschanz’ at the Baxter Theatre Centre next Wednesday, 9 March at 8pm

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  1. I want to win the Mummenschanz because I’m willing to pronounce the word with AT LEAST 10 marshmallows in my mouth.

  2. I should win the Mummenschanz tickets because recycling is important and these guys have some really creative ideas about what to do with toilet paper!

  3. I would love to win the Mummenschanz tickets. I think I should win because I studied them as part of my MA in drama and have loved them for ages! And now I’m in Cape Town – a struggling performer and starving artist – with absolutely no money to go and see the theatre that I love…and they’re here!

  4. I’m driving down to Cape Town this weekend after spending the last 7+ years in Jozi. A visit to the Baxter on only my 4th night in the Mother City would be a perfect introduction to your cultural nightlife!

  5. I went to Bern in the Spring to see them but couldn’t quite crack the Swiss-German thing. I wound up giving the last of my euros to a gypsy tout who tricked me into buying two tickets to ‘the mummy returns’. Brendan Fraser is an asshole. Please help