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No shortage of theatre fare during these winter months – world class productions on offer

There are so many excellent and varied productions on offer over the next 6 weeks.  With a wide choice from ballet to comedy to drama, our theatres offer excellent value and first class productions.  Make the most of what’s on offer: Jonathan Roxmouth (of recent Phantom fame) plays 15 characters as he revisits Gilbert and Sullivan in [...]

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Little Foot at the Market Theatre

  Craig Higginson’s new play Little Foot has attracted lukewarm reviews.   Set in the Cradle of Humankind and taking its name from the almost complete skeleton found by Ron Clarke’s paleoanthropological team, Higginson’s play was commissioned by the National Theatre, London for its 2012 Connections Festival.  It comes to the Market Theatre directly from the Grahamstown [...]

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What’s on at Joburg’s theatres?

The title of the play showing at the Main Market Theatre  is self explanatory : Kwela Bafana: A night in a 50′s Shebeen directed by Sibikwa Art Centre founders Phyllis Klotz and Smal Ndaba, is a musical runs at the Market Theatre until 24 June, with tickets ranging between R75 and R160.And a nice touch [...]

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What’s on at Jozi’s theatres?

The Market Theatre shows re-runs of older productions including the classic Woza Albert at the Barney Simon Theatre until 5th Feb.  This South African classic asks what would happen if Jesus Christ (Morena) came back to South Africa during apartheid. This lively satire of the absurdities of apartheid provides a showcase for the talents of two dextrous [...]

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It’s a great time to come visit Joburg for a feast of good theatre

Jozi has some great theatre and live shows at the moment. Saw ‘Chilli Boy’ last week. An old play back for a re-run, but missed it last time around- very funny one-man comedy, amazing acting performance. Runs till 6th Nov. Completely different was ‘The Girl with the Yellow Dress’ (again a re-run which first opened [...]

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