MANDRAGORA CIRCUS Heads to Alexander Upstairs This Weekend

MANDRAGORA CIRCUS Heads to Alexander Upstairs This Weekend

Mandragora Circus will perform at Alexander Upstairs Theatre this weekend, July 2 and July 3. Performed by Mariana Silva and Juan Cruz Bracamonte, the show is written and directed by Juan Cruz Bracamonte.

Mandragora Circus is a wordless theatre performance where two clowns tell a story of comedy and love in which dialogue is visible without words. Circus stunts, music and unconventional instruments weave the acts of this play together where gestures are the only thing that allows the audience to imagine situations, conflicts and solutions in a delicate story for all audiences.

Presented by the Argentinian company, Mandragora Circo who have been touring world-wide over three continents over the last 5 years. They've toured in over 25 countries on a route that has taken them through America, Europe and now in Africa and for the first time in Cape Town. Mandragora Circus premiered in Trelew, Chubut Patagonia Argentina in 2003. Since its premiere this show has been presented in various theatres and festivals over 13 years of touring and performing. In 2010, after 8 years of touring Argentina, the company started a tour of the Americas, from Patagonia, Argentina to Alaska in the US. They performed in major theatres and festivals in South, Central and North America. This includes the "The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts" in Washington D.C, as well as the International Festival of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. From 2015 they continued their European tour, performing in Romania, Poland, Bosnia, Herzegovina and France.

2016 sees the start of their African tour. Having already started in Morocco and Tunisia, they will be performing in South Africa for the first time in May 2016, presenting the show that has captivated audiences across the globe for over a decade.

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Schedule: Sat 2nd Jul 4pm R90.00; Sun 3rd Jul 4pm R90.00. Duration: 50mins. Book securely online with a credit card for any show at Alexander Upstairs by visiting or reserve your ticket without paying (but miss out on the discount). The direct booking page for this particular show is You can also purchase tickets in person at the bar anytime during our regular opening hours (Mon - Sat 11am to 1am). For telephone inquiries: 021.300.1652.

The Alexander Bar & Café is located at 76 Strand Street (Corner Loop), Cape Town CBD, 8001. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Open 7 days a week: Mon-Sat: 11am - 1am, Sun: 12pm - 12am. Sandwiches, light meals, cheese boards and snacks served til midnight. Menu available here. Facebook: Twitter: @AlexanderBarCT.

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