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July 01, 2013

Red Hot Winter Entertainment 2013 in Cape Town

The thrilling Rocky Horror Show is just one of the many hot productions heating up your chilly entertainment season in Cape Town. Photo courtesy of DivaPR

Theatre lovers and live music fanatics, things are heating up at entertainment-loving Cape Town’s most celebrated theatres and venues this chilly season.

From spectacular musicals to side-splitting comedies and through-provoking dramas, there are plenty of amazing productions to see from July to August 2013.

Throw off those bed-covers and join me at the following hot shows in Cape Town this winter:


Location: 1a Link Street, Camps Bay
Contact:  +27 (0)21 438 3301
Website: www.theatreonthebay.co.za

The Rise of the Insanity League

Don’t miss this comic study on insanity starring Aron Mcilroy, Ben Voss and John Van De Rui.

Date: August 14 to 31
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com


Location: Main Road, Sea Point
Contact: +27 (0) 76 144 4809
Website: www.richardscapetown.co.za

Unsolved Mysteries: Bloody Mary

If you like your dinner with a side order of killer entertainment, magical costumes and good ol’ case of whodunnit, you simply have to book your seat for the Unsolved Mysteries parties at the captivating Richard’s Supper Stage.

Date: August 30
Contact: +27 (0)84 993 8040
Website: www.bepartofthemystery.com


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

The Sleepling Beauty

The classic fairytale comes to life in this amazing ballet prouduction, featuring Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cape Town City Ballet

Date: August 10 to 18
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Madama Butterfly

Be swept away by the romance and drama of Puccini’s most heart-rending opera, Madama Butterfly.

Date: 19 – 27 September
Contact: +27(0) 861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com


Location: 76 Strand Street, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 300 1088
Website: www.alexanderbar.co.za

Tina Schouw: How to do this

 Singer, songwriter and guitarist, Tina Schouw celebrates Women's Month with a moving performance featuring original material from her three CD (Winds Call; Bleed and The Goodnight Songs) as well as songs from various artists. 

Date: August 16
Website: www.alexanderbar.co.za/boxoffice


Location: Caledon Street, District Six
Contact:+27 (0)21 461 4554

The Rocky Horror Show

Do the time warp with Janet, Brad and the rest of the fantastical Rocky Horror cast in this local production.

Date: July 10 to October 31
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

50 Shades of Bambi

Tannie Evita's naughty younger sister Bambi Kellerman is stirring up all kinds of illicit trouble in Pieter Dirk-Uys's latest hit show.

Date: August 6 to 24
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com


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

Don Giovanni

Opera's legendary bad boy is back at the Baxter Theatre to seduce you this winter.

Date: 20 – 24 August
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com


Location: 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Website: www.kbt.co.za

Tin Bucket Drum

Multi-award winning South African playwright Neil Coppen’s Tin Bucket Drum, which the story of Nomvula, a spirited child with a revolutionary heart born into a country with a cruel and silent dictatorship, is worth a night out at the theatre.

Date: August 14 – September 8


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