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Commedia dell' Arte

A series of theatre production workshops based on the Commedia dell'Arte tradition organised by the Goethe Institut Tanzania. The results of the workshop will be staged at the international Bagamoyo a...
Accra What's on

Accra Theatre Workshop

Shakespeare's Macbeth is the fourth summer production of Accra Theatre Workshop (ATW) for young actors. The Accra Theatre Workshop arranges training, workshops and productions for the young and org...
Cape Town What's on

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...
Lagos What's on

Lagos theatre festival

“All the city’s a stage” is the theme of the second Lagos theatre festival, sponsored by the British Council. As its name suggests the festival this year goes out into the city, with...
Maputo What's on

Hate Radio

Hate Radio comes to Maputo from performances in South Africa. This play is a re-enactment of the hate broadcasting by RTML (Radio Television Libre des Milles Collines) during the three months of th...
Cape Town What's on

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...
Cape Town What's on

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...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Theatre in Dar es Salaam

Lina Ubani (Antidote to Rot) 10 and 24 Jan. The production uses traditional stories, dances and music. It is written by Penina Muhando Mlama one of Tanzania’s top Kiswahili playwrights who br...
Cape Town What's on

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...
Lagos What's on

SARO The Musical

The staging in Lagos of SARO The Musical, Nigeria's first Broadway-type musical, could mark a revival for the country's ailing live theatre. With a large cast, a good story-line about four young migra...
Nairobi What's on

Phoenix Players in Nairobi

The Phoenix Players in Apples from the Desert by award winning Israeli author Savyon Leibrecht. Set in Israel this is a timeless tale about tradition and modernity, about a young woman falling in love...
Cape Town What's on

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...
Cape Town What's on

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,...
Cape Town What's on

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...
Cape Town What's on

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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