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poetry in motion

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

5. Dekaf
Comedian, Siv Ngesi, stars in ‘Dekaf’, which was the winner of the Golden Ovation Award for Comedy at the National Arts Festival 2010. Dekaf is a black, white comedy … about blacks who think like whites … told by a black guy … who sounds white.
Showing until 2 April at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R75. Shows start at 8pm. Book: Computicket.

4. Perfect Wedding
Anything that can go wrong on the morning of one’s wedding, does go wrong in this hilarious farce. From the bridegroom-to-be waking up with an attractive, naked lady standing in front of him minutes before his wife-to-be arrives, to the best man wanting to quit, this show will have you laughing all the way.
Showing until 9 April at the Theatre On The Bay. Tickets: R100 – R150. Shows start at 8pm. Book: Computicket.

3. Poetry in Motion 2
Cape Town City Ballet presents a performance highlighting the beauty of ballet, interwoven with music and the spoken word – a production that transports the viewer into the realm of fantasy in movement. It features a series of dance vignettes created by well-known choreographers, including Adele Bank, Robin van Wyk and Erica Brumage, to enhance and showcase the poetry that is called ballet!
Showing until 6 April at the Artscape Theatre. Tickets: R90 – R160. Shows start at 2pm/3pm/8pm. Book: Computicket.

2. Broken Glass
Sir Antony Sher stars with Susan Danford, Stephen Jennings, Claire Berlein, Anthea Thompson and Patrick Lyster in Arthur Miller’s internationally acclaimed and hauntingly moving ‘Broken Glass’, directed by Janice Honeyman.
Showing until 16 April at the The Fugard. Tickets: R120 – R180. Shows start at 7.30pm/3pm. Book: Computicket.

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

1. Blackbird
Laurence Olivier award-winning production, ‘Blackbird’, which has subsequently been nominated for two Fleur du Cap Awards this year hits the Golden Arrow Studio stage at the Baxter. The play dissects the social taboo of pedophilia, but also transcends that subject, finding universality in extreme circumstances.
Showing until 9 April at the Baxter Theatre Centre Tickets: R100. Shows start at 8.15pm. Book: Computicket.

The vrot show of the week…

..and now the show that you shouldn’t waste your money or your time on, this week…

Love at First Fight
Last week it was ranked number five on the list, now it’s in the ‘vrot pot’… Why? –  it’s a fun and entertaining show. It’s cheesy, lacks direction, a good text, and quite honestly, the acting is nothing to write home about. Apparently, the production company, Follow Spot Productions is award-winning. I wish I knew what happy-pills the awarders were on, because quite frankly, the show is a waste-of-life.

Showing Wednesdays – Saturdays, 23 March – 9 April at the Kalk Bay Theatre. Tickets: R90. Shows are at 8.30pm. Book: 073 220 5430.

the Drama King give-away
Win one of five sets of double tickets to Cape Town City Ballet’s Poetry in Motion 2 at the Artscape Theatre next Wednesday, 6 April at 8pm. To enter, leave a comment below, stating why you reckon you should win (want to treat the girlfriend, have a girls night out, get cultured, etc.) The best five comments (or the funniest) will walk-away winners. Competition ends Monday, 3 April at midnight. Good luck!

the Drama King spills the beans
The Fleur du Cap Awards made a serious boo-boo! -Yes, they gave awards to two people, who actually weren’t the winners! Two of the judges picked up on this after the Fleur du Cap Awards ceremony. The official statement from Distell came out yesterday. It turns out that Ilse Klink (winner on the night of Best Performance in a Musical) and James Cairns (winner on the night of Best Performance in a One-Man Show) aren’t the great actors they thought they were. The awards were supposed to go to Antoinette Kellermann for her role as Ella / Max Gericke in As Die Broek Pas for the Best Performance in a One-Person Show category and James Borthwick for his role as Juan Peron in Evita for Best Performance in a Musical. The winners on the night kept their prize money, but handed the medallion back, which was given to the respective winners along with their prize money. Talk about a mistake!

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Winners of the ballet ticket giveaway are Ling, Lauren, Philippus, Karma Spies and Chaz.


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