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November 08, 2013

Summer in the Mother City: Cool Events in Cape Town

Don't miss the charismatic Angela Killan in the thrilling musical Sunset Boulevard at Theatre on the Bay this summer in Cape Town. Photo courtesy of Diva PR

Hot days, sunny skies, gorgeous sunsets and white sandy beaches naturally lend themselves to cool summer entertainment in gorgeous Cape Town.

If there is one thing I love more than delicious cocktails and sexy people watching, it’s being entertained in the fun, flirty Mother City and this season, there is plenty to keep us all amused.

From award-winning musicals at the city’s top theatres, to live music and movies at open-air venues and costume parties to tasty festivals, there is a little something for everyone in #lovecapetown this summer:


Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD

The larger-than-life cast, including the handsome Jonathan Roxmouth and Angela Kilian of this South African production of Sir Lloyd Webber ‘s woeful tale of  a forgotten silent movie star and the opportunistic writer she loves is a definite must-see and a worthy 25th anniversary season show for the impressive Theatre on the Bay.

Date: 8 November – 4 January

Location: Theatre on the Bay, Camps Bay

Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000


The Rocky Horror Show

Grab those fishnet stockings, sexy corsets and feather boas and travel to the magical land of Dr Frank-n-Furter, Rocky, Brad and Janet at the Fugard Theatre in the creative District Six.

Date: 8 November – 12 January

Location: The Fugard Theatre, District Six

Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

Madame Zingara’s After Forever Tour

It’s the magical Madame’s finale season in #lovecapetown and she’s pulling out all of the fairytale stops just for you. Come along for an astonishing evening with nimble contortionists, feathery light aerial artists, big voiced singers and more in the Theatre of Dreams’ Enchanted Forest.

Date: 8 November – 15 January

Location: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Contact: +27 (0)861 623 263

Website: www.madamezingara.com


Charles Dickens’ legendary Christmas tale comes to the Baxter Theatre this festive season starring the hilarious Marc Lottering as Scrooge.

Date: 4 December – 25 January

Location: Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch

Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

The Sound of Music

Cape Town’s hills will be alive with The Sound of Music when the world-famous Andrew Lyoyd Webber musical opens at the Artscape Theatre. Local theatrical star Andre Schwartz and Bethany Dickson will be bringing the iconic Captain Von Trapp and Maria to life in this not-to-missed production.

Date: 19 February - 30 March

Location: Artscape Theatre, Cape Town

Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

The African Dance Theatre

Take a vibrant, dance-filled trip down memory lane as the light-footed African Dance performers jive, sing and drum their way through our history on Long Street.

Date: Daily

Location: The African Dance Theatre, 44 Long Street, Cape Town

Contact: +27 (0) 21 838 2288               

Website: www.theafricandancetheatre.co.za or www.webtickets.co.za

Live Music:

V&A Summer Concerts 2013

Get down with top local musicians at your favourite seaside shopping destination this summer as the V&A Waterfront brings local music sensations including Elvis Blue to their amphitheatre.

Date: 7 – 30 December

Location: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Contact: +27(0)21 408 7600

Website: www.waterfront.co.za

Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts at Kirstenbosch

Pack a picnic, grab your mates and get your dancing shoes out for the popular annual summer concerts at the scenic Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. On the playbill are The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Mango Groove and more.

Date: 24 November 2013 – 6 April 2014

Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden,Rhodes Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town

Contact: +27(0)21 799 8783/8620

Website: www.webtickets.co.za  or www.sanbi.org

Nickelback The Hits Tour

The Photograph hitmakers are set to bring the house down at the Grand Arena this December.

Date: 11 – 12 December

Location: Grand Arena, Grand West Casino and Entertainment World

Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000

Website: www.computicket.com

The CRYPT Jazz Restaurant

The venue may be spooky but there is nothing ghoulish about the sultry new jazz restaurant, the Crypt in the City Centre.

Date: Daily

Location: 1 Wale Street, Cape Town

Contact: +27 (0)82 515 7051

Website: www.thecryptjazz.com


Jou Ma Se Comedy Club

Kurt Schoonraad brings all of the Mother City’s most hilarious sons and daughters including Ron van Vuuren, Conrad Koch , Carl Weber , Stuart Taylor and more to the Pumphouse stage at the V&A Waterfront.

Date: Wednesdays to Sundays

Location:  The Pump House, V&A Waterfront

Contact: +27(0)79 495 3989

Website: www.joumasecomedy.com


MCQP 2013

Beam me up, Space Cowboy! The fabulous come out to play at pink Cape Town’s biggest lifestyle party of the year at the Cape Town Stadium.

Date: 14 December

Location:  Cape Town Stadium, Green Point

Contact: +27 (0)21 461 1645

Website: www.mcqp.co.za


Cape Town Festival of Beer 2013

Raise your brew glasses and toast the arrival of the fourth popular annual Cape Town Festival of Beer in Green Point this November.

Date: 22 – 24 November

Location: Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point

Email: info@capetownfestivalofbeer.co.za

Website: www.capetownfestivalofbeer.co.za

Festival of Lights

Nothing announces the festive season in the city of Cape Town than the bright and illuminating Festival of Lights.

Don’t miss the after party featuring local artists, food stalls and more.

Date: 1 December

Location: Grand Parade and Adderley Street,Cape Town

Website: www.capetown.gov.za

For the latest on what’s on in Cape Town, visit our Events page.

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