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SAVE THE THEATRE DURING COVID-19

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What's Showing?

 

A Christmas Carol

VR Theatrical's unique 2-hander adaption of Dicken's classic features animated ghosts and has become an annual tradition. The production is a sumptuous banquet for the eyes, ears and imagination, a sensory delight for any tired soul.

WHERE?

Pieter Toerien Montecasino Studio Theatre

WHEN?

3rd December - 3rd January

Eros

Come and see the Trolley Dollies™️ as you’ve never seen them before. These 7-foot girly-boys are channelling agony aunt Aphrodite and her saucy son, Eros, in a bid to throw it back – WAY back. You heard us, the girls are going Greek. Ancient Greek!

WHERE?

Gate69

WHEN?

4th December - 6th February

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Roald Dahl

This hilarious tale of ingenuity and trickery by Roald Dahl, adapted for the stage by David Wood and directed by Daniel Geddes, is a treat for young and old alike.

WHERE?

National Childrens Theatre

WHEN?

28th November - 23rd December

From Koe'siestes To Kneidlach- With Kids!

Writer-performer Chantal Stanfield and director Megan Furniss return with the highly-anticipated sequel “From Koe’siestes To Kneidlach – With Kids!”. 

WHERE?

Golden Arrow Studio - Baxter Theatre Centre

WHEN?

22nd December - 9th January

Living Coloured

"Living Coloured (Because Black and White Were Already Taken) is a compilation of short stories that is an ode to an era all Cape Coloured people will instantly recognise - from the nightclubbing at Space Odyssey and the shenanigans at the Mitchells Plain public swimming pool, to the traditions of delectable food exchanges during Ramadan among Muslims and Christians, alike." 

WHERE?

Concert Hall - Baxter Theatre Centre

WHEN?

8th - 31st December

Man Band.II

For the opening of the brand new Kalk Bay Theatre venue, the most popular comedy, music show is back with version II.  A brand new set list of classic rock, pop and party songs to get you up on your feet and singing along. The 5 sensational Man-Boys perform, sing and dance up a storm, inspired by all-men groups from the -60s till now.

WHERE?

Kalk Bay Theatre (CT)

WHEN?

6th November - 11th January

The Bear

In the social distanced, sanitized safety of your own home, you and your friends can watch Anton Chekhov's hilarious comedy, The Bear.

WHERE?

Your Home

WHEN?

Email for dates

The Queen Show

Honouring a rock band that has stood the test of time, having inspired many generations to live their highest truth, "The Queen Show" is a family-friendly production that will thrill you with a kind of magic.

WHERE?

Pieter Toerien Montecasino Main Theatre

WHEN?

11th December - 3rd January

This Moment A Musical Cabaret

A troupe of performers comes together on opening night. They are backstage desperately awaiting the magic to start on stage and in their lives. Their personal sacrifice to be part of this world is great, yet they return again and again. We all just want to be love and to be loved in return. This is a story about the enduring love we have for the theatre and the hopes we have for our lives.

WHERE?

Masque Theatre

WHEN?

11th - 20th December

Amawethu

Telling a human a story that seeks to rectify, more so, to reclaim who we are as people from our cultures and customs – and the distortions that predate the African slave trade that led us to believe that our own spirituality had a demonic, pagan, uncivilized, barbaric and godless origin.

WHERE?

South African State Theatre Online

WHEN?

Anytime

AndScene

&Scene An Online Streaming Network for Entertainment in South Africa.

WHERE?

Facebook and YouTube

WHEN?

Daily Schedule

Brooklyn Theatre TV

Experience the theatre in your home!

Unlimited musical performances.

WHERE?

Online

WHEN?

Anytime

Couch Concerts

an online music venue hosting live-streamed performances of various styles of music, showcasing local musicians and connecting you with them!

WHERE?

Online

WHEN?

Anytime

DisKonneKt

Ma: Delve into a cyber-crime series, set in the lockdown period... David and Jessica ‘match’ on an online dating site. As their relationship develops a 'dark web' cyber manipulation ensues, leading to an unforeseen murder.

WHERE?

Online

WHEN?

Anytime

Fela And The Kalakuta Queens

In line with carrying a Pan African outlook, for the first time in SA, the State Theatre will be staging the musical chronicling the life and times of the late legendary musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, also known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela. From birth to life as a social activist and his historic marriage with 27 wives (Queens)

WHERE?

Online

WHEN?

Anytime

Freedom - The Musical

Freedom the Musical, a ground breaking musical by the State Theatre’s Artistic director and multi-award winning playwright and Director Aubrey Sekhabi. A strong cast of 47 members and a thirteen piece band tell the story of Phindile (Simphiwe Ndlovu), a Tshwane University of Technology student and leader of #Fees Must Fall movement.

WHERE?

South African State Theatre Online

WHEN?

Anytime

Hamlet

Abrahamse & Meyer Production in association with Artscape present The Tragedy of HAMLET

WHERE?

YouTube

WHEN?

Anytime

Jam Every Other Day

Jam Every Other Day is a one-woman show based on the memoir of South African author Emmaleen Kriel. The story follows the lives of Kriel and her brood of children, geese, ponies and dogs from their home in 1960s rural Constantia to their next home in the forests of Knysna.

WHERE?

Online - Virtual National Arts Festival

WHEN?

Anytime

Koekeloer

'n Splinternuwe, e.g. Suid-Afrikaanse klug wat afspeel in 'n woonstel in Stellenbosch tydens die finale rondte van die Koekedoor-kompetisie. Die twee finaliste is Marie Coleské, 'n oujongnooi van Koekenaap, en Marié Kok, 'n lingerie-model van Ruimsig. 'n Onbeholpe klouterdief en privaatspeurder, 'n jaloerse bokskampioen, 'n stuitige lingerie-ontwerper, 'n statige predikant, 'n omstrede boek en 'n onderstebokoek voltooi die res van die bestanddele van hierdie skreeusnaakse resep vir elke moontlike misverstand!

WHERE?

Online

WHEN?

Anytime

Marikana The Musical

MARIKANA - THE MUSICAL is an award winning adaptation by Aubrey Sekhabi of the novel entitled “We Are Going To Kill Each Other Today The Marikana Story”


WHERE?

Online

WHEN?

Anytime

Plug In Theatre Festival

An online festival that was created for performers to gain online and social media exposure, a reason to create, and an opportunity to earn. The festival ran for the month of April, and over R25 000.00 was raised.

WHERE?

Website

WHEN?

Anytime

Show Up

Show Up is an online & experimental one-woman show where actress Ursula Botha explores the behind the scenes of show business. It is a Universal narrative for the strong-hearted as Ursula takes her audience on an honest account of the ups/downs, breakdowns/breakthroughs and the humour/ heartaches that come with taking the road less travelled.

WHERE?

Online - National Arts Festival

WHEN?

Anytime

Snow White Panto - Joburg Theatre

Watch Janice Honeyman's 2018 pantomime right in the comfort of your own home. Snow White is a delight!

WHERE?

YouTube

WHEN?

Anytime

South African Theatre On Demand

SATOD is an internet-based, pay-per-view video-on-demand service, supplying a unique catalogue of filmed theatrical experiences. To the individual with a passion for theatre: SATOD is the platform for you.

WHERE?

SATOD Online

WHEN?

Anytime

Tankiso - The Audacity To Be

This show is the second instalment of a long term musical project by Cape Town-based musician Tankiso Mamabolo. Tankiso has made it her business to take protest and turn it into educational and engaging material in the form of original music, spoken word and the use of projected imagery and comedy.

WHERE?

South African Theatre On Demand

WHEN?

Anytime

That Night Of Trance

This is an introspective drama tracing how BLACK, WOKE YOUNG WOMEN are facing the challenges of identity crisis. How the Tradition, Culture, Custom and Education at some instance is used to tame the Wild Woman. The play attempts to revive the confidence of these women in a harsh environment both from rural and urban areas and encourages them to be proud of who they are yet be able to embrace their culture and Tradition.

WHERE?

Online

WHEN?

Anytime

The Fall

The Fall is a vital and frank collaborative piece of workshop theatre devised by the original cast that took South Africa by storm when it premiered. Seven University of Cape Town Drama graduates share their experiences during the #RhodesMustFall, #FeesMust Fall and subsequent student movements’ demonstrations in 2015 and 2016.

WHERE?

South African State Theatre Online

WHEN?

Anytime

Tin Bucket Dream

Tin Bucket Drum is a South African Theatre classic which speaks powerfully to a wave of protest, resistance and change sweeping across the globe. Described by one reviewer as the sort of tale Ben Okri and George Orwell might have contrived had they put their imaginations together, Tin Bucket Drum seamlessly weaves together elements of magical realism, African storytelling, shadow puppetry and live percussion

WHERE?

South African Theatre On Demand

WHEN?

Anytime

vFringe Programme

The National Arts Festival was held entirely online from 25 June to 5 July 2020. Although the Festival is now over, the platform remains for artists to present their work and the vFringe programme is being added to every day. Enjoy the showcase of national and international work.

WHERE?

Online

WHEN?

Anytime

What's Streaming?

 

Where to Upskill?

 

JATA

The Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts offers quality tuition for children, teens and young people in all aspects of the performing arts.

Q&A Setwork Series – My Children My Africa

a Q&A series exploring the themes of Athol Fugard’s My Children My Africa, presented by director Roy Sargeant and artists, made possible by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC).

Setwork Series - Q&A - Hamlet

An online Q&A series exploring the themes of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, presented by Abrahamse & Meyer Productions made possible by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC). A recorded version of the production is available for viewing below.

The Actors App

Founded and developed in 2018 the Actors App was inspired and designed by actors for actors.

The Suitcase Club

Online training platform dedicated to the performing arts industry.

Virtually Gym

Virtually Gym is a virtual gym for everyone to get fit and moving comfortably at home. We aim to create a community all about feeling good and having fun. All levels are welcome.

Where Can YOU Help?

Khayelitsha Art School & Theatre Rehabilitation Centre - KASI RC

Khayelitsha Art School & Theatre Rehabilitation Centre - KASI RC
an independent, multifaceted, high-quality performance and rehearsal space for artists and provides an environment for audience/people who want to make and access work in Khayelitsha and other townships in Cape Town City.
It is the second ‘shack theatre’ innovated by the award winning actor, director, South African
Hero, IVLP Alumni, innovator and theatre artivist – Mandisi Sindo. Unfortunately him and a few students were held at gun-point and robbed. Please donate what you can and together we can return even a fraction of the love, care and hope he shares with so many in Khayelitsha.

Join The Dance

JOIN THE DANCE is a fundraising campaign that supports environmental education in SA, raising funds for the EarthChild Project, an NPO that educates our future leaders to be conscious about nature.

The threat of climate change cannot be stressed enough and in order to bring about change we need to act locally in all parts of our community. The way we do that?
Education.
And our language is dance.

Dance is a powerful tool for communication and we need POWER to make an impact. That is why JTD is releasing a dance video, choreographed by Sinéad Donnelly, featuring incredible local talent, on 1 Dec 2020 #GivingTuesdaySA

PopArt

Help POPArt continue bringing live indepdendent theatre to audiences in Joburg and beyond.

Downstage Productions

"With the COVID - 19 Pandemic, the world has come to a standstill and the arts sector has shut down, till when, we are unsure. As much as we are trying to survive and push through some days are worse than others, the plans Downstage had for this year to provide a form of income to the team was vanquished by the virus. Like all companies, we need help to sustain, and keep fighting until we can be back on stage. "

Cape Town City Ballet - Invest In Us

"Covid-19 has presented a time of unprecedented challenges for the arts worldwide, including the complete loss of box office income for Cape Town City Ballet of its entire 2020 programme. We are determined to continue inspiring both loyal and new audiences, as well as nurturing rising talent. Invest in Cape Town City Ballet today for the training and production programmes of tomorrow."

Sustaining Theatre and Dance Foundation

An independent, not-for-profit foundation that supports the creation, distribution and appreciation of contemporary South African theatre and dance.