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BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Cradle of Creativity visitor Bianca Lakey BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Cradle of Creativity visitor Bianca Lakey
by David Fick on May 26, 2017 in South Africa

Grade 12 Dramatic Arts pupil, Bianca Lakey, is one of many young people who has visited ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity in Cape Town over the past week. See shares her thoughts about this festival, which focuses on theatre for young people, as well as considering South African theatre on a wider scale. (more...)
Chris Forrest Brings WHO'S YOUR DADDY to Cape Town Chris Forrest Brings WHO'S YOUR DADDY to Cape Town
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in South Africa

Calling all parents, all parents-to-be, all people who know parents, all people who want to be parents or just fans of comedy!  Chris Forrest brings his side-splitting one-man show, Who's Your Daddy, to Cape Town for the first time from the 24th July to 6th August 2017 at the Kalk Bay Theatre. (more...)
SUDDENLY THE STORM to Make Cape Town Premiere at the Baxter Flipside SUDDENLY THE STORM to Make Cape Town Premiere at the Baxter Flipside
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in South Africa

Nominated for six Naledi Theatre awards, the Baxter Theatre Centre presents the Market Theatre's production of Suddenly the Storm, during Youth month. (more...)
Discover Magic in the Mother City Next Month Discover Magic in the Mother City Next Month
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in South Africa

Believe in magic and you will find it ... and it's closer than you think. (more...)
BWW Review: CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES a Blast for Both Frequent Flyers and First-Timers at Gate69 BWW Review: CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES a Blast for Both Frequent Flyers and First-Timers at Gate69
by David Fick on May 20, 2017 in South Africa

There is something indescribable about returning to Gate69, the glitzy dinner theatre venue that opened less than a year ago in central Cape Town. It is that ineffable feeling of coming home, of belonging. CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES, one of the venue's current offerings, is a blast for everyone - frequent flyers or not. (more...)
Martin Bester Set to Host ROCK IN MY TAAL Concert Martin Bester Set to Host ROCK IN MY TAAL Concert
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in South Africa

Set to the be the Afrikaans rock event of the year, ROCK IN MY TAAL will take place at Carnival City on 20 May with a line-up that includes Francois van Coke, Die Heuwels Fantasties, SAARKIE, The Sweet Resistance and National Incident. Local broadcasting personality and singer Martin Bester will act as the MC for the evening. (more...)
THE FALL Returns to the Baxter for Youth Month this June THE FALL Returns to the Baxter for Youth Month this June
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in South Africa

Following its unprecedented sold-out success last year, THE FALL will return to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio during youth month. THE FALL is a candid collaborative piece of workshop theatre based on the experiences of seven UCT graduates during the #RhodesMustFall and subsequent student movements. (more...)
College of Magic Adds Third Show for IMAGINE College of Magic Adds Third Show for IMAGINE
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in South Africa

In a feat more magical than pulling a rabbit out of a top hat, the College of Magic's must-see winter extravaganza, the Imagine! Family Magic Spectacular's first two shows have sold out in record time. Now, due to overwhelming popular demand, a third amazing performance will be staged at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town on Saturday 3 June, 2017 at 5pm! (more...)
Long Form Improv Comedy Performed by The Long Shots at Alexander Upstairs Long Form Improv Comedy Performed by The Long Shots at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in South Africa

They'll be making it up on the spot…come see a series of Improvised scenes and stories inspired by audience suggestions. (more...)
Celebrate Africa Day Festival 2017 at Alexander Upstairs Celebrate Africa Day Festival 2017 at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in South Africa

Four women with diverse cultural backgrounds art disciplines collaborate with poetry, music and dance to celebrate Africa Day 2017. (more...)
Song, Dance and Comedy to Collide in JULIA AND CARL AT CARNEGIE HALL at Alexander Upstairs Song, Dance and Comedy to Collide in JULIA AND CARL AT CARNEGIE HALL at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in South Africa

JULIA AND CARL AT CARNEGIE HALL is a pastiche of 1960s television variety specials, particularly those performed live in supersized concert halls by Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett. (more...)
THE LOVER BY HAROLD PINTER Comes to Alexander Upstairs THE LOVER BY HAROLD PINTER Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in South Africa

Sarah and Richard lead a perfectly balanced married life in the suburbs. Richard leaves for work every day as a respectable businessman. He agrees not to return before six so that Sarah can enjoy her lover after lunch. He visits a prostitute in this time. But there is a flaw. When Richard suggests the four of them meet, the role playing games get out of hand and lead to unexpected conflict. The lover tires of his mistress and their worlds collide. (more...)
Ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw to Light Up The Fugard Bioscope Screen this June Ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw to Light Up The Fugard Bioscope Screen this June
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2017 in South Africa

Winter is sure to be warmer with The Fugard Bioscope's screenings of the best of world theatre and ballet from the National Theatre, the Royal Ballet and the Globe this June. Next month, ballet, Shakespeare and Shaw will be screened in the Fugard's state-of-the-art bioscope. (more...)
Dance for All Brings UNKNOWN CHALLENGES to The Masque Theatre Dance for All Brings UNKNOWN CHALLENGES to The Masque Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2017 in South Africa

The Dance for All InSPIRAtions Youth Company will perform UNKNOWN CHALLENGES at the Masque Theatre for one night only this May. The production aims to impact the youth and younger generation with which Dance for All works, inspiring them to follow their dreams and aspirations. (more...)
Overwhelming Demand Sees Soul-stirring HEMELRUIM at The Fugard Theatre Extended Overwhelming Demand Sees Soul-stirring HEMELRUIM at The Fugard Theatre Extended
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2017 in South Africa

The run of the award-winning and critically acclaimed HEMELRUIM at The Fugard Theatre has been extended due to overwhelming demand. HEMELRUIM  is the translation of Nick Payne's runaway Broadway and West End hit CONSTELLATIONS. (more...)
Francois van Coke to Headline ROCK IN MY TAAL Concert at Carnival City's Big Top Arena Francois van Coke to Headline ROCK IN MY TAAL Concert at Carnival City's Big Top Arena
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2017 in South Africa

ROCK IN MY TAAL promises to be the Afrikaans rock event of the year when it plays Carnival City's Big Top Arena next Saturday. Francois van Coke and his band, Die Gevaar, will share the stage with Die Heuwels Fantasties, Saarkie, National Incident and The Sweet Resistance at the concert. (more...)
Baxter Theatre Centre Launches 40/80 Fundraising Initiative Baxter Theatre Centre Launches 40/80 Fundraising Initiative
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in South Africa

The Baxter Theatre Centre has launched a public fundraising initiative, the 40/80 Campaign, as the iconic theatre prepares to celebrate its fortieth birthday in August. (more...)
BWW Interview: Five on Friday with NIQABI NINJA's Bianca Flanders BWW Interview: Five on Friday with NIQABI NINJA's Bianca Flanders
by David Fick on May 12, 2017 in South Africa

NIQABI NINJA's Bianca Flanders took some time to answer some questions about the show, her career and the South African theatre scene in BroadwayWorld South Africa's weekly Five on Friday feature. (more...)
CAPE TOWN'S MOST WANTED Returns to Artscape Theatre CAPE TOWN'S MOST WANTED Returns to Artscape Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in South Africa

Cape Town's Most Wanted is set to return to Artscape Theatre for the seventh time with the best of Cape Town's 230 dancers and dance crews on the 09 - 10 June. (more...)
The Barnyard Theatre Pretoria Becomes The Rockwood Theatre The Barnyard Theatre Pretoria Becomes The Rockwood Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2017 in South Africa

We are excited to announce that The Barnyard Theatre in Pretoria will be changing its name to the Rockwood Theatre and producing its own shows from the 1st of June 2017, the first being A Beautiful Noise - a tribute to Country, Folk and Acoustic Rock. (more...)
Silvia Cassini's A MAN LIKE YOU to Play Week-Long Season at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective Silvia Cassini's A MAN LIKE YOU to Play Week-Long Season at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective
by BWW News Desk on May 07, 2017 in South Africa

A play inspired by the 2013 terrorist attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi will play the Theatre Arts Admin Collective this May. Together with NIQABI NINJA, which concurrently plays a season at the same theatre, A MAN LIKE YOU forms part of a double bill of plays that explore Islam in Africa. (more...)
Incisive NIQABI NINJA to Play Theatre Arts Admin Collective Season this May Incisive NIQABI NINJA to Play Theatre Arts Admin Collective Season this May
by BWW News Desk on May 07, 2017 in South Africa

Following its runs at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre and the Cape Town Fringe last year, NIQABI NINJA returns for a third season in the Mother City at Theatre Arts Admin Collective this year.  (more...)
Drama, Improv and Music Take the Stage at Masque Theatre this May Drama, Improv and Music Take the Stage at Masque Theatre this May
by BWW News Desk on May 07, 2017 in South Africa

Drama, improv and music will all form a part of the programme at the Masque Theatre this May. The Masque Theatre is an active community theatre that prides itself on bringing together audiences from the southern suburbs of Cape Town.  (more...)
SCHANDE! | SKANDE! | SHAME! | IHLAZO! Brings the Songs of Schubert to the Nassau Centre in Cape Town SCHANDE! | SKANDE! | SHAME! | IHLAZO! Brings the Songs of Schubert to the Nassau Centre in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2017 in South Africa

Award-winning director Kobie van Rensburg returns to Cape Town to stage SCHANDE! | SKANDE! | SHAME! | IHLAZO!, a contemporary production created from the songs of Franz Schubert. (more...)
BWW Interview: Five on Friday with KASI STORIES: STORIES NOT OFTEN TOLD's Lebogang Mphahlele BWW Interview: Five on Friday with KASI STORIES: STORIES NOT OFTEN TOLD's Lebogang Mphahlele
by David Fick on May 05, 2017 in South Africa

Lebogang Mphahlele has carved out a career for himself in the entertainment industry by performing in theatre productions and on television. His current project KASI STORIES: STORIES NOT OFTEN TOLD represents his first foray into writing an original play, working alongside Benjamin Bell and Thulani Mtsweni to devise the piece.  (more...)