Cape Town listings
October 3 to 9, 2003
Compiled by Guy Willoughby and Brent Meersman from the Mail & Guardian. Listings for inclusion in this guide can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plays marked with a star are recommended. Click on the Computicket icons to book online.
THE BOY FRIEND. Arena Theatre, Artscape Theatre Centre, Foreshore. Until October 18 celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sandy Wilson’s hit 1920s musical The Boy Friend from the Festival Players. Book at Computicket or Tel: 421 7695.
BREAKFAST BONANZA. Café Olympia, Main Road, Kalk Bay. On October 4 start your Saturday at 10.30am with Breakfast Bonanza, the latest comedy show from The Most Amazing Show duo Corne and Twakkie. Bookings and info: Tel: 073 220 5430.
CAPE COMEDY COLLECTIVE. The Terrace, Alexander Street, Stellenbosch. The Cape Comedy Collective is back from its successful stint at the Edinburgh Festival for a new season every Tuesday. Book at Tel: 887 1942.
CAPE TOWN CITY BALLET. Main Theatre, Artscape Theatre Centre, Foreshore. From October 4 to 19, Cape Town City Ballet presents a feast of some of the greatest pas de deux in classical ballet, including extracts from Le Corsair, Camille, Spartacus, Sleeping Beauty, Anna Karenina and the Habanera from Carmen. Book at Tel: 421 7695 or Computicket.
EVITA SE PERRON, Darling station, Darling. Evita Bezuidenhout appears on October 4 in Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus. Website: www.evita.co.za. Bookings: Tel: (022) 492 2851/31 or email@example.com. On October 5 take the Spier Train to Darling and catch Tannie Evita’s Cooksisters. Book at Tel: (021) 419 5222.
FRIENDLY FIRE. Habanero’s, Main Road Kalk Bay. Every Wednesday this month join Mark Sampson for Friendly Fire — a comic look at the previous week’s global news. Audiences are encouraged to participate and the best gag contributor gets a bottle of tequila. Book at Tel: 788 6967. Visit www.samp.co.za for the latest Cape Comedy Collective news.
LOVBORG’S WOMEN. Intimate Theatre, University of Cape Town, Hiddingh Campus. The Arena Theatre Company presents the hilarious Woody Allen comedy Lovborg’s Women from October 7 to 25. Director Chris Weare explores Lovborg's women through the eyes of 20th-century practitioners such as Steven Berkoff, DV8 Physical Theatre and balletic animator Marlene Blom. A strong cast includes Alan Committie, Gaetan Schmid, Robyn Scott and Keren Tahor. Book at Tel: 480 7129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARC LOTTERING LIVE. Sanlam Studio, Baxter Theatre Complex. Until October 4 catch Marc Lottering Live, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, for 70 minutes of laughter. Book at Computicket or Tel: 685 7880.
THE MOST AMAZING SHOW. Sanlam Studio, Baxter Theatre Complex. Late-night shows are back until October 4 at 10pm with The Most Amazing Show by comic team Corne and Twakkie. Book at Computicket or Tel: 685 7880.
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. Main Theatre, Baxter Theatre Complex. From October 7 consider Nothing But the Truth, the revival of John Kani's award-winning drama: an estranged family is brought together by death and must resolve their differences, exacerbated by the shifting cultural landscape of South Africa. Book at Computicket.
OFFBEAT BROADWAY 3. Theatre on the Bay, 1 Link Street, Camps Bay. Back by popular demand, Offbeat Broadway 3 runs until October 11 with talented trio Anton Luitingh, Paul du Toit and Lindy Abromowitz. Book at Tel: 438 3301 or Computicket.
OFF THE WALL. Off Moroka Café Africaine, Adderley Street, Cape Town. On Mondays catch Off the Wall — a programme of poetry, comedy and anything literary hosted weekly by Primrose Mwrebi with an open-mic session. Website: www.offmoroka.co.za. Tel: 422 1129.
ONCE UPON A NURSERY RHYME. Main Theatre, Baxter Theatre Complex. Until October 4 the Lilliput Children's Theatre Company present Once Upon a Nursery Rhyme — a 40-minute show in three languages. Adapted and directed by Elton John Duffy, this musical takes children aged two to 11 on a trip through the land of nursery rhymes. Book at Computicket or Tel: 685 7880.
REALITY MINCE. On Broadway, Somerset Road, Green Point. On Sundays and Tuesdays enjoy Keiron Legacy and Lili Slaptsilli in their fabulous new cross-dressing extravaganza Reality Mince — a technological, audiovisual, death-defying drag that explores the twilight zone between the fiction of everyday life and reality television. Or something. Book at Tel: 418 8338 or on www.onbroadway.co.za.
THE RETURN OF TOUR DE FEMME. On Broadway, Beach Road, Table View. To see where drag has never been before, and may never go again, catch Deon Bischoff’s solo drag directed by Cole Cameron, The Return of Tour de Femme, opening on October 8. Madame Femme is assisted on stage by her butler Chris Wayne. Book at Tel: 418 8338 or www.onbroadway.co.za.
SENTIMIENTO. On Broadway, Somerset Road, Green Point. The La Rosa Dance Company presents Sentimiento with new choreography by Carolina Rosa, Madrid choreographer La Truco and South African-born guest artist Rosanna Maya from Malta. Book at Tel: 418 8338 or www.onbroadway.co.za.
SMIRNOFF INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL. Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre Complex, Main Road, Ronde-bosch. Until October 4 the seventh Smirnoff International Comedy Festival includes a variety of international comedians from the Montreal, Edinburgh, London and Melbourne comedy festivals. Book at Computicket or Tel: 685 7880.
SMIRNOFF INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL. Main Theatre, Baxter Theatre Complex. On October 5, as part of the Seventh Smirnoff International Comedy Festival, see Angelo Tsarouchas of Canada. Book at Computicket or Tel: 685 7880.
STYWE LYNE. High Street Theatre, Durbanville. On October 3 see Charles Fourie's new play Stywe Lyne, consisting of two short dramas about angling, with veteran performers Trix Pienaar, Johan Malherbe and Nicole Holm. Book at Tel: 914 7030.
SUIDOOSTERFEES, Peninsula Technikon, Bellville.
SUNDAY SOIRÉE. Café Olympia, Main Road, Kalk Bay. Every Sunday at 5pm combine wine-tasting and songs. Bookings and more info: Tel: 073 220 5430.
THEATRESPORTS. On the Side, Artscape Theatre Centre. Join the interactive, laugh-a-minute Theatresports on Tuesdays and Thursdays, a live version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? where you write the script. Theatresports Extreme, on the first Tuesday of every month, adds extra spice. Book at Tel: 465 6691.
DIE WATERWYSER. Old Mill Theatre, Meul Street, Paarl. Until October 4 savour vintage Afrikaans humour with Die Waterwyser, a bucolic tale by Nico Luwes of skullduggery under the cypress trees of the Murderer's Karoo starring radio-and-television stalwart Joey de Koker with Celia Kok, Anene Loots, Freek van Zyl, Willem Coetzee en Marié Smidt. Direction of this special Heritage Week presentation is by Pieter Strümpher. Book at www.meulteater.co.za or Tel: 082 688 5454.
WINNIE THE POOH. Chandelier Foyer, Artscape Theatre Centre, Foreshore. Until October 4 at 10.30am and 12.30pm children can enjoy Cheryl Abromowitz’s adaptation of the ever-popular Winnie the Pooh. Book at Computicket or Tel: 421 7695.
WONDERING WHALE WATCHERS. Café Olympia, Main Road, Kalk Bay. Until October 4 Wondering Whale Watchers, based on Heathcote Williams’s poem Whale Nation, explores the whales-people relationship: a family show using mime, puppetry, juggling and music. On Sundays at 5pm combine wine-tasting and songs. Bookings and info: Tel: 073 220 5430.
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