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IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS: THE WAITRESSES' LAMENT Returns to Alexander Upstairs for Cape Town Fringe IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS: THE WAITRESSES' LAMENT Returns to Alexander Upstairs for Cape Town Fringe
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in South Africa

IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS: THE WAITRESSES' LAMENT returns to the Alexander Upstairs Theatre as a part of the Cape Town Fringe this September. Presented by Avant-Guava Productions, the show is directed by Kei-Ella Loewe and features Donna Cormack-Thomson and Jamie-Lee Money. (more...)
Western Cape Teen Battle Of The Wands Returns to Cape Town this September Western Cape Teen Battle Of The Wands Returns to Cape Town this September
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in South Africa

The ultimate provincial magical teen battle of the year, the 2017 Western Cape Junior Magician Championships, returns to Cape Town's Bergvliet High School today 23 September 2017. (more...)
Aardklop Announces Bonus Productions And Venue, with Lefra Taking Over the Old City Hall Aardklop Announces Bonus Productions And Venue, with Lefra Taking Over the Old City Hall
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in South Africa

With sales at this year's Aardklop Arts Festival in Potchefstroom this October growing from strength to strength, Aardklop recently announced that an extra venue has been created that will bring five extra top productions to the festival, offering festivalgoers an even wider range of productions to enjoy. (more...)
National Arts Festival Hit WOMB OF FIRE to Play Season at the Con Cowan Theatre in Johannesburg National Arts Festival Hit WOMB OF FIRE to Play Season at the Con Cowan Theatre in Johannesburg
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in South Africa

After sold-out performances at the National Arts Festival, UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg, is proud to present WOMB OF FIRE, in partnership with Mothertongue Productions this spring. (more...)
Cape Town Fringe Opens In The Mother City in Time for Heritage Day Weekend Cape Town Fringe Opens In The Mother City in Time for Heritage Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in South Africa

After months of rehearsing, building stages, scenes, podiums and props, the runway has been prepared and the 2017 Cape Town Fringe Festival has opened in the Mother City in time for the Heritage Day weekend. From 21 September to 8 October, thirteen Cape Town venues will host over one hundred productions, leaving audiences across the city spoiled for choice. (more...)
AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT Opens Today at Alexander Upstairs for Cape Town Fringe Season AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT Opens Today at Alexander Upstairs for Cape Town Fringe Season
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in South Africa

AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT, written and directed by Wynne Bredenkamp, opens today at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre as a part of the Cape Town Fringe. The 60-minute drama features Sarah Potter, Margot Wood, Emma Kotze and Andrew Laubscher. (more...)
BackABuddy Campaign Launched to Assist Actor Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi Following Emergency Surgery BackABuddy Campaign Launched to Assist Actor Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi Following Emergency Surgery
by David Fick on September 20, 2017 in South Africa

An appeal to help talented South African actor Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, who had needed an emergency surgery following this year's National Arts Festival, has been made to assist him and his family while he is on medical leave while he recuperates. (more...)
HOCUS POCUS Opens Today for Alexander Upstairs and Jolly Carp Runs at the Cape Town Fringe HOCUS POCUS Opens Today for Alexander Upstairs and Jolly Carp Runs at the Cape Town Fringe
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in South Africa

Brendon Peel will bring magic and illusion to the Alexander Upstairs Theatre and the Jolly Carp in HOCUS POCUS as part of the Cape Town Fringe this year. For over 4000 years, people have been entertained by magic and illusion. Things are no different today, and Brendon Peel is back to astound audiences with his unique brand of mentalism and illusion. (more...)
THE FUNERAL Opens at Cape Town Fringe Today for Alexander Upstairs and Makukhanye Art Room Runs THE FUNERAL Opens at Cape Town Fringe Today for Alexander Upstairs and Makukhanye Art Room Runs
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in South Africa

THE FUNERAL, written and performed by Mpapa Simo Majolaat, choreographed by Billy Langa and directed by Phala O. Phala will play the Alexander Upstairs Theatre as part of the Cape Town Fringe this month. (more...)
South African-Born Actor Adam du Plessis Lands Role in US National Tour of KINKY BOOTS South African-Born Actor Adam du Plessis Lands Role in US National Tour of KINKY BOOTS
by David Fick on September 19, 2017 in South Africa

As reported on BroadwayWorld yesterday, the complete cast for the US National Tour of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS, has been announced. Featured in the cast in the role of Don is South African-born Adam du Plessis, whom audiences may recall seeing in productions like THE LAST 5 YEARS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH and CATS. (more...)
Ultra South Africa Phase One Lineup Announced Ultra South Africa Phase One Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in South Africa

ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA, presented by Samsung, is proud to announce its Phase One headliners led by none other than ARMIN VAN BUUREN and HARDWELL! Heading back to continue the magic they brought in 2015, the return of these musical masterminds is long overdue, not to mention demanded by local fans. (more...)
Cape Town Opera Making A Difference With Music in Opera is My First Language Programme's THE SINGING GARDEN Cape Town Opera Making A Difference With Music in Opera is My First Language Programme's THE SINGING GARDEN
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in South Africa

Next week, the process launched by Cape Town Opera's Opera is My First Language programme that began six months ago with a simple makeshift drum circle will culminate in a concert of THE SINGING GARDEN, an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Francesco Nassimbeni. (more...)
Deadline For the Baxter's Zabalaza Theatre Festival Applications Extended To 29 September Deadline For the Baxter's Zabalaza Theatre Festival Applications Extended To 29 September
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in South Africa

The call for applications for the Baxter's Zabalaza Theatre Festival has been extended to 29 September at 17:00. Theatre-makers, directors, scriptwriters, community groups and theatre companies are encouraged to apply to participate festival before the new deadline. (more...)
arepp:Theatre for Life Celebrates Thirty Years of Changing Young People's Lives Through Theatre arepp:Theatre for Life Celebrates Thirty Years of Changing Young People's Lives Through Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 17, 2017 in South Africa

The arepp:Theatre for Life Trust is an applied theatre organisation which has been operating nationally in South Africa since 1987. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the organisation. arepp:Theatre for Life's vision is a rights-based, supportive society in which the individual members are active directors of their own lives, taking responsibility for making informed choices which lead to empowered decisions for their holistic growth. (more...)
Eugene O'Neill's THIRST to Float Into the Alexander Upstairs as Part of Cape Town Fringe Eugene O'Neill's THIRST to Float Into the Alexander Upstairs as Part of Cape Town Fringe
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in South Africa

The Sugar-daddy Theatre Company will present Eugene O'Neill's THIRST at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre as a part of the Cape Town Fringe this year. Directed by Sue Diepeveen, the production will feature Pope Jerrod and Marlisa Doubell. (more...)
Cape Town Fringe Turns the Page to Naked Girls Reading QUEERLY BELOVED at Alexander Upstairs Cape Town Fringe Turns the Page to Naked Girls Reading QUEERLY BELOVED at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in South Africa

Performance Art sensation Naked Girls Reading will present QUEERLY BELOVED at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre as a part of the Cape Town Fringe. Directed by Kelly Smith, the 75-minute show will feature Charlie French, Cherry Lesque, Lyricnotic and Velvet Ni delivering queer-themed readings in a production dedicated to queer authors and LGBTQI stories. (more...)
PACOFS Cape Town Fringe Presentation, STEKE, to Tackle Gender and Sexuality at Alexander Upstairs PACOFS Cape Town Fringe Presentation, STEKE, to Tackle Gender and Sexuality at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in South Africa

STEKE, presented by PACOFS, will run at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre as a part of the Cape Town Fringe this September. Directed by Willem Esterhuyse, the play features Saree van Coppenhagen and Boitumelo Mohutsioa. (more...)
IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS: THE WAITRESSES' LAMENT Returns to Alexander Upstairs for Cape Town Fringe IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS: THE WAITRESSES' LAMENT Returns to Alexander Upstairs for Cape Town Fringe
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in South Africa

IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS: THE WAITRESSES' LAMENT returns to the Alexander Upstairs Theatre as a part of the Cape Town Fringe this September. Presented by Avant-Guava Productions, the show is directed by Kei-Ella Loewe and features Donna Cormack-Thomson and Jamie-Lee Money. (more...)
AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT to Play Alexander Upstairs This Autumn as Part of the Cape Town Fringe AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT to Play Alexander Upstairs This Autumn as Part of the Cape Town Fringe
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in South Africa

AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT, written and directed by Wynne Bredenkamp, is coming to Alexander Upstairs Theatre this autumn as a part of the Cape Town Fringe. The 60-minute drama will feature Sarah Potter, Margot Wood, Emma Kotze and Andrew Laubscher. (more...)
HOCUS POCUS to Bring Illusions to the Alexander Upstairs and the Jolly Carp for the Cape Town Fringe HOCUS POCUS to Bring Illusions to the Alexander Upstairs and the Jolly Carp for the Cape Town Fringe
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in South Africa

Brendon Peel will bring magic and illusion to the Alexander Upstairs Theatre and the Jolly Carp in HOCUS POCUS as part of the Cape Town Fringe this year. For over 4000 years, people have been entertained by magic and illusion. Things are no different today, and Brendon Peel is back to astound audiences with his unique brand of mentalism and illusion. (more...)
THE FUNERAL Coming to Alexander Upstairs and the Makukhanye Art Room This Month as Part of Cape Town Fringe THE FUNERAL Coming to Alexander Upstairs and the Makukhanye Art Room This Month as Part of Cape Town Fringe
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in South Africa

THE FUNERAL, written and performed by Mpapa Simo Majolaat, choreographed by Billy Langa and directed by Phala O. Phala will play the Alexander Upstairs Theatre as part of the Cape Town Fringe this month. (more...)
Annual Baxter Dance Festival Returns to Wow Audiences Through Dance Annual Baxter Dance Festival Returns to Wow Audiences Through Dance
by BWW News Desk on September 14, 2017 in South Africa

The annual Baxter Dance Festival is back for the thirteenth time, ready to wow audiences with over 64 new pieces by 73 choreographers over a period of eight days. Headlining this year's festival is the commissioned work by choreographer, dancer and teacher Themba Mbuli of the acclaimed SOLD! and ADAGIO FOR A HACKED LIFE. (more...)
Musical Memoir AN EXTRAORDINARILY ORDINARY LIFE  Takes Centre Stage at Montecasino's Studio Theatre Musical Memoir AN EXTRAORDINARILY ORDINARY LIFE Takes Centre Stage at Montecasino's Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 2017 in South Africa

AN EXTRAORDINARILY ORDINARY LIFE, a musical memoir written, composed and performed by Jervis Pennington, will a play Pieter Toerien's Studio Theatre at Montecasino, starting next Friday. Tickets cost R130 - R165, with special senior and student discounts available from the theatre. (more...)
Cape Cultural Collective's THE BIG BASH Lineup Announced Cape Cultural Collective's THE BIG BASH Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk on September 14, 2017 in South Africa

A powerful line-up of comedy, poetry, dazzling dance and an incredible array of musical performances will be on show in The Big Bash, a production that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Cape Cultural Collective. (more...)
Packed Cape Town Fringe Festival Programme Awaits Mother City Audiences Packed Cape Town Fringe Festival Programme Awaits Mother City Audiences
by BWW News Desk on September 13, 2017 in South Africa

udiences are in for a three-week theatre spree when the Cape Town Fringe Festival opens on 21 September. The festival, which has spread into thirteen venues across Cape Town, is preparing to launch with a diverse programme of theatre, dance, comedy, illusion, music and family fare. (more...)