the Drama King speaks…


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

5. Come Back, Little Sheba
Come Back, Little Sheba is a somewhat simple, yet complex piece of work. The play is based in the early ’60s and in a nutshell deals with the topic of alcoholism, and all the uncertainties and unhappiness that comes with it.
Showing until 9 April at the Masque Theatre. Tickets: R50 – R60. Shows start at 8pm/2.30pm. Book: 021 188 1898.

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. Silence of the Music
In a world of diversity comes a classic tale of intercultural love told through a critically acclaimed and multilingual musical masterpiece. Leading world-music composer Lynne Holmes-Ganief combines with renowned theatre director Basil Appollis to create a magical and exotic musical journey. The star-studded cast includes the inimitable veteran Michele Maxwell (Isidingo,Scandal), Loukmaan Adams (District Six The Musical, Kat and The Kings), Keenan Arrison (Shooting Stars, Fishy Fêshuns), leading singing sensation from India Asmina Alekar, and many more.
Showing 13 – 30 April at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R120. Shows start at 8pm. Book: Computicket.

2. 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.

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

1. 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.

the Drama King give-away

Win one of five sets of double tickets to Silence of the Music at the Baxter Theatre Centre next Wednesday, 13 April at 8pm. After the two funny poems we got in last week’s competition, I have decided that to enter, you need to leave a comment below, that has a tint of poetry. It can be funny, or cute, a four line limerick (“There once was a guy from China…”), or an epic poem -it’s all up to you. The best five will walk away winners! Competition ends Monday, 11 April at midnight. Good luck!

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UPDATE: Congrats Jade, Monique and Anthony! Enjoy the show!

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