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Cape Town theatre at National Arts Festival

Cape Town Edge, a collective of Cape Town's independent avant-garde theatre companies, is taking eight productions to the National Arts Festival at Grahamstown this year. The plays are In-between,...
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The Pervert Laura

This psycho drama follows Laura, played by Emily Child, through a week of her life, in an unsettling journey into her dark past. The play is written and directed by Louis Viljoen, who has also won awa...
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Silent Voice at the Baxter in Cape Town

Aubrey Sekhabi's Silent Voice is showing at the Baxter after a successful run at the Edinburgh festival. The play is about a botched robbery that turns into murder against the background of modern-day...
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A Human Being died that Night

This play at the Fugard is based on the research, writings and interviews of South African psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizla with the notorious Eugene de Kock, the police interrogator and commander...
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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers returns to Cape Town at the Fugard Theatre. Willy Russell’s musical, in the David Kramer adaption, is produced at the Fugard by Pieter Toerien and Eric Abraham in their first c...
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Hate Radio

7-9 Feb. Hate Radio is a re-enactment of the hate broadcasting by RTML (Radio Television Libre des Milles Collines) during the three months of the Rwanda genocide in 1994. The broadcasts of the presen...
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ISystem

iSystem, the first play by Anele Rusi, tackles the problem of police brutality and moral corruption. The drama opens with a drugs raid in which an innocent bystander is killed. A policeman is accus...
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A Woman in Waiting

This theatrical play, entitled A Woman in Waiting, is written and directed by Yael Farber. Based on Thembi Mtshali’s life, it offers a tough biographical journey through the life of a woman, who...
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Mark Banks in Banksrupt!

This one man show, entitled Banksrupt!, is performed by the South African comedian Mark Banks, considered one of the country’s most acclaimed and respected comedians. In over 25 years of comedy,...
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Joe Barber and Friends

2-7 September. This play, starring David Isaacs and Oscar Petersen and directed by Heinrich Reisenhofer, returned to the stage after a two year break. It will focus on some classic stories and charact...
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Race Card by Siv Ngesi

After many sold-out shows, the great comedian Siv Ngesi returns to the stage with Race Card, a spectacle inspired by the bestselling book The Racist’s Guide to the People of South Africa. It foc...
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Sadako at Baxter

This succesful puppet theatre, entitled Sadako, is directed by Jaqueline Dommisse, and won the Handspring Puppet Company Award Best Puppet Production in 2011. This puppet theatre production for adults...
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Hayani

This play, entitled Hayani, is written and performed by Nat Ramabulana and Atandwa Kani, directed by Warren Nebe, famous South African theatre director and dreama therapist. In Venda, a South African...
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Private Presley

The Bovim Ballet performs for the second season this rock-'n-roll ballet, entitled Private Presley. It retraces over 30 years of musical successes by the American popstar Elvis Presley (1935-1977), in...
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Raw Silk

This dance drama, entitled Raw Silk, was written by the nationally acclaimed producer and choreographer Glenda Jones and is performed by the Afrika Ablaze dancers, a group of singers, actors and dynam...
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Rainbow Scars

24 April-11 May. This play, entitled Rainbow Scars and written by Mike van Graan, pays homage to the “Rainbow Nation”. It explores in a humourous way the complexities of contemporary Sout...
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Nothing but the Truth

16 April-10 May. This play, entitled Nothing but the Truth, was written by John Kani, the grandfather of South African theatre, and is directed by Fatima Dike. It portrays how a man comes to terms wit...
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Rooiland at Baxter

This narrative play, entitled Rooiland, has been written by Tertius Kapp and is directed by Jaco Bouwer. Inherited memories become weapons in the mouths of Pomobasa, Nongoloza and Kilikijan, four pris...
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The List

This play, entitled The List, was written by Jennifer Tremblay and is directed by Leila Henriques. It won the Fringe First for script at the Edinburgh Festival and the Canadian Governor General's awar...
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