Artscape News

(16 February to 2 March 2011)

Artscape hosts open day with CTO
THE Artscape Theatre Centre is playing host to Cape Town Opera (CTO’s) annual open day where the public can enjoy a behind-the scenes tour of the Artscape complex, as well as learning some stage ‘secrets’. The next two weeks’ programme includes two hilarious comedy productions, dance, plays and an open-air ballet performance.
The Taming of the Shrew – January 15 to February 19, 2011 (2,5 hrs)
AMIDST raving media reviews, The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s most popular comedy is drawing to a close at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre. Through this comic and at times brutal chaos, two of Shakespeare’s most celebrated lovers encounter a rugged path to true love. An Italian Circus is coming to Maynardville! Join us and revel in this fantastique story. Tickets range from R100 to R150 at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre.

Night & Day – Cole Porter in dance – January 23 to February 20 (± 1,75 hrs)
MEDIA critics praise Cape Town City Ballet transferral of its dance production of the ageless appeal of Cole Porter’s to Maynardville. The company brings to life the melodies and characters that are misted over in the nostalgia of the 1940’s and 1950’s, when Porter was the master of the musicals.

Tickets range from R90 to R110, at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre.

  • For media information, call Megan du Plessis at 021 650 4673, 082 840 2521, e-mail:

    Richard III – February 2 to 19, 2011 (± 2,5 hrs)

    THIS acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Richard III ends this week. History is filled with despotic leaders who have risen to power and then succumbed to megalomania, paranoia and corruption. The exploration of this theme and the examination of why power corrupts is particularly pertinent to South Africa today. Tickets cost R100, at the Arena.

  • For media information, call Allison Foat at 021 462 7384, 083 635 6312, e-mail:

    2011 Western Cape Schools Festival – February 15 to 17, 2011

    THE Grahamstown Foundation presents it’s annual High School Performing Arts Festival. Attendance is by invitation, at various Artscape venues.

  • For media information, call Neville Engelbrecht at 046 603 1125, e-mail:

    Those Indian Guys – February 19, 2011 (± 1,25 hrs)
    THOSE Indian Guys is a wacky hit comedy that takes you on a journey from the cane fields to the Karma Sutra. It is a two-hander sketch comedy adventure about every Indian you have ever or never met. First time in Cape Town this comedy sell-out has had Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth stomping with laughter. Starring Sans Moonsamy & Kaseran Pillay.

    Tickets cost R125, at the Theatre.

  • For media information, call Sans Moonsamy at 011 462 6722, 084 669 6419, e-mail:

    Butlers & Bridesmaids – February 23 to 26, 2011 (± 1,25 hrs)
    THE Butler is back! Justin Wilkinson’s murder-mystery comedy which enjoyed multiple sell-out shows at the National Arts Festival will once again keep audiences guessing until the final reveal! Set against the backdrop of an impending wedding, the story ultimately asks the question: Just how well does the groom really know the family he’s marrying into?

    Tickets range from R59 to R69, at the Arena.

  • For media information, call Justin Wilkinson at 082 901 9116, e-mail:

    Unwrapping Opera – February 26, 2011 (± 7 hrs)
    CAPE Town Opera opens its doors to the public with a rolling programme of short sessions, including tips on how to stage fight, sing and act, set and lighting design and other behind the-scenes ‘secrets’. Come join in the fun and have your picture taken in a stage costume, tour the Artscape facilities, as well as view an orchestral rehearsal of Carmen. Entrance is free at various Artscape Venues.

  • For media information, call Lesley Liddle at 021 410 9820, 071 684 2839, e-mail:

    Yesterday Once More – February 25 & 26, 2011 (± 1,75 hrs)
    A BEAUTIFUL ballet, set in the future, taking an awe-inspiring retrospection at the world and the way it used to be. A performance by the Kit Davies School of Ballet, filled with celebration, hope, joy and spirit.

    Tickets cost R100, at the Theatre.

  • For media information, call Kit Davies at 021 558 7216, 082 355 0976, e-mail:

    Woza Albert – March 2 to 5, 2011 (± 1,25 hrs)
    THIS schools’ setwork by acclaimed playwrights Mbongeni Ngema, Percy Mthwa and Barney Simon, explores the Second Coming of Morena the Saviour and what would have happened had he arrived in apartheid South Africa. Tickets cost R40, at the Arena.

    • School Bookings: phone Theresa, 021-410-9925

    Coming soon

    *What a Wonderful World – Theatre, 3 to 12 March 2011

    *Waiting for Godot Arena, 9 to 12 March 2011
    *Carmen – Opera House, 9 to 19 March 2011


    : Artscape Dial-A-Seat at Tel: 021 421-7695

    Computicket at Tel: 083 915-8000 or





    Media Enquiries: Ryan Ward, Artscape, Tel: 021 410 9812

    :  Frikkie Odendaal, Tel: 021 423 7263

    *Information correct at the time of issue. Dates, times and venues may change. Artscape may not be held liable for any discrepancies that may occur at short notice.

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    (16 Februarie tot 2 Maart 2011)

    Kunstekaap is gasheer vir Opera-ope-dag

    DIE Kunstekaap Skouburg speel gasheer vir Kaapstad Opera (KO) se jaarlikse ope-dag waar die publiek ‘n agter-die-skerms toer van die Kunstekaapkompleks kan beleef, sowel as om ‘n paar ‘n verhoog ‘geheime’ te leer. Die program oor die volgende twee weke sluit in twee skreeusnaakse komedie-aanbiedings, dans, toneel en ‘n ope-lug balletuitvoering.

    The Taming of the Shrew – 15 Januarie tot 19 Februarie, 2011 (2,5 ure)

    TE MIDDE van media lofprysinge, haas die speelvak van The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare se gewildste komedie, by die Maynardville Ope-Lug Teater tot ‘n einde. Deur dié komiese, en by tye onbeskofte chaos, beleef twee van Shakespeare se mees gevierde geliefdes ‘n hobbelagtige pad na ware liefde. Kom rinkink in dié sonderlinge storie. By die Maynardville Ope-Lug Teater.

  • Om meer media-inligting, skakel Linette de Kock by 021 461 3746, 082 224 1030, e-pos:

    Night & Day – Cole Porter-dans – 23 Januarie tot 20 Februarie (± 1,75 ure)

    DIE MEDIA besing Kaapstad Stadsballet se oorplasing van sy Cole Porter-musiek dansproduksie na ‘n ope-lug verhoog. Die geselskap gee lewe aan die wysies en karakters met die kenmerkende nostalgie van die 1940’s en 1950’s, toe Porter dié meester van die musiekblyspele was. Kaartjies wissel vanR90 tot R110, by die Maynardville Ope-Lug Teater.

  • Om meer media-inligting, skakel Megan du Plessis by 021 650 4673, 082 840 2521, e-pos:

    Richard III – 2 tot 19 Februarie, 2011 (± 2,5 ure)

    DIÉ gewilde opvoering van Shakepeare se Richard III eindig dié week. Geskiedenis is deurtrap van despotiese leiers wie mag verkry het en dan ingee aan grootheidswaan, paranoia en korrupsie. Die ontginning van dié tema en die ondersoek na hoekom mag korrupteer is veral belangrik in die hedendaagse Suid-Afrika. Kaartjies kos R100, by die Arena.

  • Om meer media-inligting, skakel Allison Foat by 021 462 7384, 083 635 6312, e-pos:

    2011 Wes-Kaapse Skolefees – 15 to 17 Februarie, 2011

    DIE Grahamstadse Stigting bied sy jaarlike Hoërskole Uitvoerende Kunstefees aan. Bywoning geskied per uitnodiging, by verskillende Kunstekaap-lokale.

  • Om meer media-inligting, skakel Neville Engelbrecht by 046 603 1125, e-pos:

    Those Indian Guys – 19 Februarie, 2011 (± 1,25 ure)

    THOSE Indian Guys is ‘n verspotte treffer-komedie wat mens op ‘n wye reis neem beginnende by die suikerlande tot by die Karma Sutra. Dit is ‘n twee-man komedie-avontuur oor elke Indiese persoon wat ‘n mens ooit sal ontmoet. Die lokettreffer is nou vir die eerste keer in Kaapstad ná dit Johannesburg, Durban en Port Elizabeth laat skaterlag het. Met Sans Moonsamy & Kaseran Pillay. Kaartjies kos R125, by die Teater.

  • Om meer media-inligting, skakel Sans Moonsamy by 011 462 6722, 084 669 6419, e-pos:

    Butlers & Bridesmaids – 23 tot 26 Februarie, 2011 (± 1,25 ure)

    DIE huiskneg is terug! Justin Wilkinson se geheimsinnige moord-komedie wat verlede jaar by die Nasionale Kunstefees uitverkoop het, gaan gehore weer tot die einde laat raai. Die speel af teen die agtergrond van ‘n naderende huwelik, met die vraag: Hoe goed ken die bruidegom werklik sy aanstaande familie? Kaartjies wissel van R59 tot R69, by die Arena.

  • Om meer media-inligting, skakel Justin Wilkinson by 082 901 9116, e-pos:

    Unwrapping Opera – 26 Februarie, 2011 (± 7 ure)

    KAAPSTAD Opera open sy deure vir die publiek. Daar is kort sessies oor hoe om ‘n geveg uit te beeld, te sing en toneel te speel, dekor en beligtingsosntwerp en ander ater-die-skerms ‘geheime’. Kom sluit aan by die pret en laat jou foto neem in ‘n regte verhoogkostuum, doen ‘n toer van Kunstekaap se geriewe, en kyk na ‘n orkesrepetisie van Carmen. Toegang is gratis by verskillende Kunstekaap-lokale.

  • Om meer media-inligting, skakel Lesley Liddle by 021 410 9820, 071 684 2839, e-pos:

    Yesterday Once More – 25 & 26 Februarie, 2011 (± 1,75 ure)

    ‘N PRAGTIGE ballet wat teen ‘n toekoms-agtergrond gedans word en wat terugkyk na hoe die wêreld eens was. ‘n Opvoering deur die Kit Davies Balletskool, gevul met hoop, geluk en gees. Kaartjies kos R100, by die Teater.

  • Om meer media-inligting, skakel Kit Davies by 021 558 7216, 082 355 0976, e-pos:

    Woza Albert – 2 to 5 Maart, 2011 (± 1,25 ure)

    Dié voorgeskrewe werk vir skole deur die bekroonde dramaturge Mbongeni Ngema, Percy Mthwa en Barney Simon, ondersoek die Tweede Koms van Morena die Heiland en wat moontlik kon gebeur, sou hy in apartheid Suid-Afrika aankom. Kaartjies kos R40, by die Arena.
    • Skole-besprekings: Skakel Theresa, 021-410-9925

    Binnekort op die planke

    *What a Wonderful World – Teater, 3 tot 12 Maart 2011

    *Waiting for Godot

    – Arena, 9 tot 12 Maart 2011


    – Operahuis, 9 tot 19 Maart 2011Besprekings

    : Artscape Bel-‘n-Sitplek by Tel: 021 421-7695 Computicket by Tel: 083 915-8000 of 




    Medianavrae: Ryan Ward, Kunstekaap, Tel: (021) 410-981

    : Frikkie Odendaal, Afrikom, Tel: (021) 423-7263/4



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