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June 09, 2011

Cape Town theatre events during winter 2011

CT Theatres

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:

Artscape Theatre:

Location: D F Malan Street, Foreshore
Contact: +27 (0)21 410 9800
Website: www.artscape.co.za

Danscape 2011

Date: July 7 - 10

Celebrate the beauty and innovation of dance with the talented Jazzart Dance Theatre performers.

The Nutcracker

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.

Baxter Theatre

Location: Main Road, Rondebosch
Contact: +27 (0)21 685 7880
Website: www.baxter.co.za

Vodacom Funny Festival

Date: June 13 to July 10

Brother Love

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
Website: www.thefugard.com

Shakespeare’s R&J

Date: July 25 - August 20

Don’t miss this hot and sexy adaptation of the Bard’s classical tragedy.

On Broadway

Location: 44 Long Street, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 1194
Website: www.onbroadway.co.za

Sterling EQ

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
Website: www.intimatetheatre.net


Date: Each Monday

With two talented teams and a feast of wacky suggestions from the audience, this is improv theatre at its best!

Raiders 2011

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
Website: www.theatreonthebay.co.za

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
Website: www.kbt.co.za


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
Website: www.villapascal.co.za


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.


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