09 Jun the Drama King speaks…
The top 5 Cape Town theatre attractions for the next week…
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
4. Somebody to Love
The legendary music of rock super group, QUEEN, comes to life on stage in a sleek, seductive celebration of love with singers and the Johannesburg-based Mzansi Productions dancers.
Showing until 12 June at the Artscape Theatre. Tickets: R60 – R155. Shows start at 3pm/8.15pm. Book: Computicket
3. Intimate Comedy Sessions
The Intimate Comedy Sessions feature Stuart Taylor as host, presenting 3 of Cape Town’s most talked about up-and-coming comedians. Carl Weber recently won the title of ‘Cape Town’s next comic’. His ‘small town boy in the big city’ take on life has been met with standing ovations while Dalin Oliver’s brand of comedy gets presented in an intelligent and energetic fashion that casts spells of uncontrollable laughter on audiences across the board.
Showing until 11 June at On Broadway. Tickets: R85. Shows start at 8.30. Book: Computicket
2. Vodacom Funny Festival
Starring a stunning line-up of comedians, both local and international, the Vodacom Funny Fest (in my opinion, South Africa’s number one comedy festival) is back. The comedians joining the fun this year are Alan Committie (MC), Constable Carl (GHFM’s drivetime sports anchor), Kalki Henenberg (from Oz), Miss Ro (Korea), Eugene Khoza (Jo’burg boy), Kev Orkian (UK), Shimmy Isaacs (Worcester’s claim to fame), Full House (Switzerland), The boy with tape on his face (New Zealand), and for one night only, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on 21 June.
Showing 13 June – 10 July at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R130 (and R250 on 21 June). Shows start at 8pm. Book: Computicket
..and for the Number 1 must see this week…
This piece is something that all creatives should see. It tells 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. Presented by the Tony Award winning company, Handspring, this show is not to be missed! -It’ll definitely get you thinking out the box.
Showing until 11 June at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R100 – R130. Shows start at 8.15pm. Book: Computicket
Something else to take a look at…
Zabalaza Theatre Festival
The 2011 Zabalaza Festival is at the forefront of community theatre development. It was kickstarted with two mini-festivals on 2 and 3 April, in which 20 plays, shortlisted from many more applications, were staged in Nyanga East and Khayelitsha. From these, the following 12 were selected to take part in the main festival, which will take place in the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio.
Showing 10 – 25 June at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R25. Book: Computicket
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