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


5. Ouroboros
The story of a love affair between a dancer and a poet.  Using one of the great strengths of the puppetry medium, these two characters, Andre and Nokobinisa, are able to appear as multiple versions of themselves. We witness the unfolding drama of their lives from birth to death.
Showing until 11 June at the Baxter Theatre Centre. 3pmTickets: R100 – R130. Shows start at 8.15pm. Book: Computicket


4. Hot Cross Nuns
South Africa’s award-winning a cappella group Not the Midnight Mass is back! The group has a new and exciting line up: stalwarts Graham and Christine Weir are once again joined by Cape Town’s most popular jazz diva, Amanda Tiffin, as well as award-winning actress Anthea Thompson and funny man Donal Slemon. Singing like angels but with a devilish wit, they have been hailed both nationally and internationally for their unique blend of harmonies, humour and original writing.
Showing until 4 June at the Baxter Theatre Centre. 3pmTickets: R110 – R130. Shows start at 8.15pm. Book: Computicket


3. The Bird Watchers
‘The Bird Watchers’ is Athol Fugard’s latest world première to be staged on the Fugard Theatre stage from 10 May to 4 June. He dedicates his latest work to two defining friendships from his early years in theatre in South Africa, namely those with Barney Simon and Yvonne Bryceland.
Showing until 4 June at The Fugard. Tickets: R110 – R170. Shows start at 7pm/3pm. Book: Computicket


2. Mark Palmer’s iCONFUSED
In a world of ‘smart phones’, ‘SMART cars’ and now ‘smart shopping cards’ there seems to be a lot more confusion and a whole lot more ‘apps’ that claim to help us get through this confusion of every day life.  Stand-up comedian Mark Palmer, described by the press as “Clean, Classy and Clever – Argus Tonight” and “…self-deprecating and entertaining in the style of comic greats like Jerry Seinfelf – All4Women.co.za”, brings you iCONFUSED – his new one-man stand-up comedy show, that’ll show you that life is meant to be confusing and no amount of “apps” will change this.
Showing until 4 June at On Broadway. Tickets: R65. Shows start at 8.30pm. Book: Computicket.


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


1. Edges
Who am I? Where am I going? Who am I going to become? These are classic coming-of-age questions where moving forward means embracing an unknown future. But do we want to know? Do we want to see? Sometimes one step requires a giant leap of Faith.
Showing until 1 – 25 June at the Kalk Bay Theatre. Tickets: R110. Shows start at 8.30pm. Book: 073 220 5430


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