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10/4 Third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition Nurtures SA Playwrights, 30 Sept - 4 Oct
10/7 UCT Drama to Stage Howard Barker's WOUNDS TO THE FACE, 2-7 October
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Grammy Winner Miri Ben-Ari to Headline 14th World Summit of Noble Peace Laureates, Oct 13 Photos Grammy Winner Miri Ben-Ari to Headline 14th World Summit of Noble Peace Laureates, Oct 13
(10/1/2014) - Grammy award-winning violinist, producer and humanitarian Miri Ben-Ari will headline a special invite only concert opening the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at Cape Town City Hall on October 13th.


UCT Drama Stages Howard Barker's WOUNDS TO THE FACE, Now thru 7 Oct Photos UCT Drama Stages Howard Barker's WOUNDS TO THE FACE, Now thru 7 Oct
(10/2/2014) - The University of Cape Town's Drama Department will present a production of Howard Barker's WOUNDS TO THE FACE, directed by Geoffrey Hyland, who recently directed a highly acclaimed production of the same playwright's SLOWLY.


Cape Town Fringe in Full Swing until Sunday at Alexander Bar Photos Cape Town Fringe in Full Swing until Sunday at Alexander Bar
(10/1/2014) - The Cape Town Fringe is in full swing and has passed the halfway mark, with audiences enjoying the vibe at the Cape Town City Hall and at satellite venues like the Alexander Bar, Cafe and Theatre over the past week. Many treats are still in store for Capetonian theatre lovers before the curtain falls on this year's Cape Town Fring on Sunday. The following shows will all be brightening up the stage Alexander Upstairs Theatre, which will celebrates its second anniversary very soon with a special show and party.


Third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition Nurtures SA Playwrights, Now thru 4 Oct Photos Third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition Nurtures SA Playwrights, Now thru 4 Oct
(9/30/2014) - The third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition has given five local playwrights a chance to develop their work, with three grand prizes to be won when their plays are staged at the Cape Town Fringe Festival this week. The top entries for this annual competition will have their plays presented at nightly staged readings, with a professional director and cast, from today, 30 September to 3 October at the Garrick Theatre in the Waterfront Theatre School, with the winners being announced at an awards ceremony on 4 October. Each night will be hosted by a prominent member of the theatre community.


BWW Reviews: Visually Arresting PIET SE OPTELGOED a Mesmerising and Perplexing Experience Photos BWW Reviews: Visually Arresting PIET SE OPTELGOED a Mesmerising and Perplexing Experience
(9/29/2014) - There is a great deal going on in the mind-scape that is PIET SE OPTELGOED. A piece of theatre that defies labels, it could be described as post-modern feminist visual theatre of the absurd.


Third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition Nurtures SA Playwrights, 30 Sept - 4 Oct Photos Third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition Nurtures SA Playwrights, 30 Sept - 4 Oct
(9/27/2014) - The third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition has given five local playwrights a chance to develop their work, with three grand prizes to be won when their plays are staged at the Cape Town Fringe Festival this week. The top entries for this annual competition will have their plays presented at nightly staged readings, with a professional director and cast, from 30 September to 3 October at the Garrick Theatre in the Waterfront Theatre School, with the winners being announced at an awards ceremony on 4 October. Each night will be hosted by a prominent member of the theatre community.


Popular SA Actor Hennie Smit of MY BOETIE SE SUSSIE SE OU Seriously Ill - but Stable Photos Popular SA Actor Hennie Smit of MY BOETIE SE SUSSIE SE OU Seriously Ill - but Stable
(9/25/2014) - Hennie Smit, the very popular South African actor and singer who is best known for playing the role of Bertie in EGOLI and who was recently playing the role of Deda in the Lefra Productions farce MY BOETIE SE SUSSIE SE OU, was admitted to hospital two weeks ago with double pneumonia, asthma and a fractured rib. Unfortunately, the fractured rib perforated his lung last week, which has resulted in further complications.


DIRTY WORDS to Play Kalk Bay Theatre, 7-19 October Photos DIRTY WORDS to Play Kalk Bay Theatre, 7-19 October
(9/24/2014) - Dirty Words, the deliciously clever and delightfully naughty smash hit, runs at Kalk Bay Theatre from 7 to 19 October.


Marc Lottering to Bring THIS IS CAPTAIN LOTTERING SPEAKING to Jozi and the Mother City Photos Marc Lottering to Bring THIS IS CAPTAIN LOTTERING SPEAKING to Jozi and the Mother City
(9/24/2014) - After a sensational season at the Baxter Main Theatre earlier this month, top comedian Marc Lottering will be bringing his hit show THIS IS CAPTAIN LOTTERING SPEAKING back to the Mother City for consecutive runs at two of Cape Town's most iconic performance venues, Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay and the Baxter Concert Hall in Rondebosch, between November and January, following an October run at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre and Studio in Johannesburg.


THE GARAGE SALE to Play Artscape Arena from 2 October Photos THE GARAGE SALE to Play Artscape Arena from 2 October
(9/24/2014) - THE GARAGE SALE, part of Artscape's annual Spring Drama Season, opens on 2 October for a limited run at the Artscape Arena Theatre. Written by Rafiek Mammon and directed by Tara Notcutt, THE GARAGE SALE was presented as a Showcase production at the 2013 Artscape Spring Drama Season.


DANCERS LOVE DOGS Set for Artscape on 4 October Photos DANCERS LOVE DOGS Set for Artscape on 4 October
(9/24/2014) - DANCERS LOVE DOGS takes place this year on Saturday 4 October at 8pm at the Artscape Opera House, presented by Brigitte Reeve-Taylor and performed by top dancers and entertainers volunteering their time and talent to raise funds for animal sterilisation in the Western Cape.


Artscape's Heritage Festival Presents Theatre, Music, Dance and Poetry, Now thru Sept 30 Photos Artscape's Heritage Festival Presents Theatre, Music, Dance and Poetry, Now thru Sept 30
(9/24/2014) - Multicultural theatre, music, dance and poetry productions are set to engage audiences in a celebration of South Africa's rich heritage at the Artscape Theatre. With South Africa's annual Heritage Day taking place today 24 September, The Artscape Heritage Festival will present a series of productions until 30 September that reflect on South Africa's history, the struggle for freedom, the pros and cons of life in the 'new' South Africa and the Rainbow Nation's rich cultural diversity.


BWW Reviews: ...MISKIEN a Courageous, Meaningful and Transcendent Work of Art Photos BWW Reviews: ...MISKIEN a Courageous, Meaningful and Transcendent Work of Art
(9/23/2014) - …MISKIEN was the debut production of The Pink Couch, the company founded by Tara Notcutt, Albert Pretorius, Gideon Lombard and Mat Lewis. Written by Notcutt, Pretorius and Lombard, it was a landmark production for the fledgling theatre-makers and toured the festival circuit, locally and internationally, drawing audiences into the world of Cormac and Layton, two characters that feel like they have stepped out of your life and onto the stage.


GOING GOODING Begins Tonight in Cape Town Photos GOING GOODING Begins Tonight in Cape Town
(9/23/2014) - If you looked forward to 'Squad Cars' as the height of the week's entertainment; knew what the next best thing to a Lexington was; reckoned that 'rugby, braaivleis, sunny skies and Chevrolet' should be the national anthem; smaaked the cigarette commercials before the film more than the film itself; thought BJ was a cool name for a Prime Minister; skeemed Scope was good literature; and, set your watch to the 'beep - beep - beep' of the English Service News bulletin... then you will be familiar with the golden voice of Malcom Gooding, soon to appear on stage in Cape Town at the Kalk Bay Theatre in his popular show, GOING GOODING.


Artscape's Heritage Festival Presents Theatre, Music, Dance and Poetry Sept. 24-30 Photos Artscape's Heritage Festival Presents Theatre, Music, Dance and Poetry Sept. 24-30
(9/21/2014) - Multicultural theatre, music, dance and poetry productions are set to engage audiences in a celebration of South Africa's rich heritage at the Artscape Theatre. With South Africa's annual Heritage Day taking place on 24 September, The Artscape Heritage Festival will present a series of productions until 30 September that reflect on South Africa's history, the struggle for freedom, the pros and cons of life in the 'new' South Africa and the Rainbow Nation's rich cultural diversity.


 
🔀SOUTH AFRICA SHOWS
Simply Broadway in South AfricaSimply Broadway
(Runs 10/10 - 10/12)
Braz Dos Santos' Brazouka in South AfricaBraz Dos Santos' Brazouka
(Runs 10/3 - 10/18)
Johnny Clegg - Best, Live & Unplugged in South AfricaJohnny Clegg - Best, Live & Unplugged
(Runs 10/22 - 10/26)
Peter Pan in South AfricaPeter Pan
(Runs 11/8 - 12/28)
The Greatest Love Of All - The Whitney Houston Show in South AfricaThe Greatest Love Of All - The Whitney Houston Show
(Runs 1/22 - 2/15)
Elvis The Show With Nathan Belt in South AfricaElvis The Show With Nathan Belt
(Runs 2/19 - 3/8)

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