June 09, 2011
Cape Town theatre events during winter 2011
Photo courtesy Christoph Lenz
Winter in Cape Town is an excellent season for theatre. From the popular ballet, The Nutcracker, at the Artscape Theatre Centre and Athol Fugard’s latest production, The Bird Watchers, at The Fugard Theatre in the City Centre to the hilarious Vodacom Funny Festival at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Rondebosch and the talented bands at the Villa Pascal Theatre in Durbanville, you’ll find everything you need to fulfil your cultural needs.
Theatre lovers won’t want to miss the following spectacular productions:
Location: D F Malan Street, Foreshore
Contact: +27 (0)21 410 9800
Date: July 7 - 10
Celebrate the beauty and innovation of dance with the talented Jazzart Dance Theatre performers.
Date: July 14 - 16
The classical ballet comes to life on the Artscape stage.
Nando’s Comedy Festival
Date: August 9 -15
Laugh out loud at this hilarious line-up of international and local comedians.
Swan Lake by the Cape Town City Balletm
Date: August 19 - 26
Swan Lake is one of the greatest classical ballets ever choreographed. The mystery and romance of the story is embodied in the ethereal choreography and Tchaikovsky’s poignant score.
Location: Main Road, Rondebosch
Contact: +27 (0)21 685 7880
Vodacom Funny Festival
Date: June 13 to July 10
Date: June 17 - 30
Sexy crooning brothers Loukmaan and Emo Adams return to the Baxter with their hit production, Brother Love.
Boy Band Mania
Date: July 12 - 23
Reminisce about all of your favourite boy bands in this fantastic tribute show.
The Fugard Theatre
Location: Caledon Street (Cnr Harrington Street), Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 461 4554
Date: July 25 - August 20
Don’t miss this hot and sexy adaptation of the Bard’s classical tragedy.
Location: 44 Long Street, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 1194
Date: July 10
This dazzling quartet will blow you away with their hip classical sound.
Date: July 19 - 30
This vibrant American 80s musical about a teenager girl with big dreams of becoming a diva will brighten up your cold winter nights.
The Intimate Theatre:
Location: 37 Orange Street, Gardens
Contact: +27 (0)21 480 7129
Date: Each Monday
With two talented teams and a feast of wacky suggestions from the audience, this is improv theatre at its best!
Date: June 24 - 26
Nicholas Ellenbogen brings his wacky comedy with witty storytelling in yet another engaging Raiders production to a stage near you!
The Mechanicals’ Repertory Season 2011
Date: July 11 - September 3.
The award-winning Mechanicals group returns to the Intimate Theatre with a repertory season of their best productions.
Theatre on the Bay
Location: Theatre on the Bay, Camps Bay
Contact: +27 (0)21 438 3301
Love, Loss and What I Wore
Date: June 15 - July 2
This imaginative show recalls defining moments in the lives of five women and their memorable clothing.
The Masque Theatre
Location: 37 Main Road, Muizenberg
Contact: +27 (0)21 788 6999
Date: July 1 - 9
A tale of lies, manipulation and treachery.
River of Life
Date: July 4 - 9
An African fairytale about a tribe of rural villagers and a special princess who live alongside a river filled with magical creatures.
Masque Theatre Festival
Date: Starts August 7
Kalk Bay Theatre
Location: 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Contact: +27 (0)73 220 5430
Date: July 14 - August 6
Follow the often harrowing but always moving story of feisty Jewish woman and events that shaped a century.
After the End
Date: August 10 - 21
Living Remote with Anthea Thompson
Date: Aug 24 - September 24
Villa Pascal Theatre
Location: 28 Van der Westhuizen Street, Durbanville
Contact: +27 (0)21 975 2566
Date: May 27 - 28
VIVA! a sensational band from Thailand will perform a wonderful variety of eclectic pop and rock classics at the Villa Pascal including Oceano, 21 Guns, Toreador, Prayer in the Night, You Raise Me Up, Unchained Melody, Libiamo, Adesso and Barcelona, to name a few.