Look­ing for things to do in Cape Town? Alexan­der Upstairs is an inti­mate per­for­mance space com­pletely sep­a­rate from the bar area with a festival-style pro­gram­ming model fea­tur­ing drama, com­edy, cabaret, jazz, acoustic ses­sions, read­ings and more. We often sched­ule more than one per­for­mance per night so please check times care­fully when booking.

The Sweet Sounds of Maya Spector

Jazz/ Soul Music • Run­ning Time: 60 mins
Maya Spec­tor
A fast-rising tal­ent in jazz and soul, singer/songwriter Maya Spec­tor has a voice tex­ture that is best described as an old soul, weath­ered by life and schooled by adver­sity, yet still so alive in vocal tone and bub­bly in its expres­sion. Fol­low­ing the release of her debut EP, she will be joined by some of Cape Town’s finest instru­men­tal­ists for a soul­ful and bub­bly unfor­get­table show at The Alexan­der.

“Spector’s voice is pure honey, with the dark­ness as well as sweet­ness that implies, and she tells her sto­ries con­vinc­ingly.” — Gwen Ansell (Busi­ness Day)




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The Late Night XXXmas Boy­lesque Show

Com­edy Cabaret Vari­ety Show • Run­ning Time: 60 mins
Cre­ated by Staninir Stoykov and Sibu Radebe | Star­ring Sibu Radebe, Sta­n­imir Stoykov, Cameron Camargo, Franco Lam­precht | Fea­tur­ing Cape Town-based guest bur­lesque per­form­ers
Warn­ing: Adults only
“Boy­Lesque” is a tongue in cheek vari­ety show, which pays trib­ute to early 20th cen­tury Amer­i­can style bur­lesque com­edy and striptease per­for­mances, but with a twist — this revue has a dis­tinct South African flavour. It is a fun jour­ney through a vari­ety of gen­res and styles of per­for­mance from com­edy, cabaret, bal­let and drag, vogu­ing and of course, the art of strip tease.
The show stars hree times Naledi award win­ner singer, actor, chore­o­g­ra­pher, dancer and TV per­son­al­ity Sibu Radebe (best known for his por­trayal of the iconic char­ac­ter of Vusi on e TV soapie “Back­stage”, as well as his many appear­ances in musi­cals like “Chicago” and “Beauty and the Beast”).

The show was con­ceived by cult film — maker Sta­n­imir Stoykov ( “Doobee Boo­bies”). This ver­sion of the show is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Joburg and Cape Town based per­form­ers.

“Boy­lesque” began its first run at the Fox­wood The­atre in Feb­ru­ary 2013 and has been run­ning in sev­eral venues like the Sand­ton The­atre on the Square, POPart The­atre in the Mabo­neng Precinct, Cantare at Monte Casino, Casta Diva in Pre­to­ria and the Alexan­der Bar Upstairs The­atre in Cape Town.

There have been dif­fer­ent ver­sions and col­lab­o­ra­tions derived from the orig­i­nal pro­duc­tion. In 2013 the Boy­lesque team cre­ated the “Wel­some to Bur­lesque” show fea­tur­ing new cast mem­bers Emmanuel Castis and Michael Riff Themba. This was fol­lowed by the “Late Night Vari­etease Show” fea­tur­ing Golden Del­ishas. Most recently Boy­lesque cre­ated the suc­cess­ful “Late Night Boy­lesque Show” which fea­tured an entirely new cast.


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Fri 19th Dec 11pm R150 (R130 online): Hurry! Only 9 tick­ets left! Sat 20th Dec 11pm R150 (R130 online): Hurry! Only 6 tick­ets left!

Don’t Stop us Now

Music • Run­ning Time: 100 mins
Fea­tur­ing Stone­Jets, Fruit Ven­dor, Richard Stir­ton, Mary Anne Con­sta­ble & Marie Claire de Villiers
5 Artists with 5 dif­fer­ent vibes and 5 dif­fer­ent sto­ries will be shar­ing, 1 stage for 1 night using 1 thing, Music!

Stone Jets turned one this year. Hav­ing learnt so much in such a short space of time, we’ve met peo­ple who share the same sen­ti­ment and have made our jour­ney even more worth­while. We’d like to share our newly made friend­ships with the peo­ple that have sup­ported us so far and seem to believe in what we do.

Don’t stop us now, we are on to something…

Stone Jets will be shar­ing the stage with friends : Fruit Ven­dor, Richard Stir­ton, Mary Anne Con­sta­ble and Marie Claire de Villiers.

5 Artists with 5 dif­fer­ent vibes and 5 dif­fer­ent sto­ries will be shar­ing, 1 stage for 1 night using 1 thing, Music!

Stone Jets :
Out of gen­uine inter­est and love for music, Stone Jets was born. Music has the abil­ity of mak­ing you feel like a fly­ing jet even when the world weighs you down like a stone… From acoustic to big band, their music jumps bor­ders. With all said and done, it remains all about the music. Stone Jets is: Given and Man­fred

Richard Stir­ton :
Born and bred Cape Town boy. Went to Ron­de­bosch boys high. Stud­ied busi­ness sci­ence at UCT in 2013 but cur­rently tak­ing a gap year to pur­sue his music career. Work at star­dust restau­rant in Wood­stock and lov­ing life doing music.

Brian Bohlin moved here from the states in 2007. Same year he picked up a gui­tar and has been play­ing amaz­ing blues riffs ever since. Jimmy Hen­drix is a hero of his. Teamed up with Richard at the begin­ning of 2014 to start writ­ing orig­i­nals and get a band going. Been a strug­gle though because he is in matric this year. Well hope­fully he would have just matric­u­lated in fact (from Ron­deb­soch boys High)

Fruit Ven­dor :
Born from an impromptu song­writ­ing ses­sion, the name Fruit Ven­dor; first a title of a song and some­what an ode to the human con­di­tion became the most pre­ferred title of a melodic alter­na­tive hip hop/folk artist from the hin­ter­land of Cape Town’s music scene in Stel­len­bosch. – Fruit Ven­dor cre­ates a fresh sound that appeals to a diverse audi­ence.

Marie Claire de Vil­liers:
Marie-Claire is a singer/songwriter/producer from Cape Town. Hav­ing stud­ied clas­si­cal music and opera, she has always kept an alter-ego root in elec­tro and has writ­ten and per­formed in a broad range of gen­res includ­ing elec­tro, rock, and soul. She loves an array of musi­cal flavours and enjoys her own wide range of gen­res and exper­i­ments through song­writ­ing.

Mary Anne Con­sta­ble :
Mary Anne Con­sta­ble has been writ­ing poetry and singing in the shower most of her life. A late bloomer by music world stan­dards, she got her first gui­tar at the age of 21 and began to turn her poetry into songs and dis­cov­ered that she had a voice too! She cre­ates her own unique fusion of soul­ful folk melodies com­bined with hon­est and inci­sive lyrics — an intense reflec­tion of the jour­ney through life and expe­ri­ence of The human con­di­tion. She released her first sin­gle “Twenty Nine” in Octo­ber 2014 which is avail­able for free down­load on noistetrade.com/maryannesong. She has plans to record a full album in 2015. Find her on face­book at facebook.com/maryannesong.




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Sat 20th Dec 7pm R100 (R90 online)

Oscar & Noel Encore

Trib­ute show • Run­ning Time: 65 mins
Peter Gilchrist
In my study, we will chat about my ado­ra­tion of Lily Langtry, among oth­ers, and my even­tual mar­riage to Con­stance — all sprin­kled with wit! We will share the delight­fully absurd Lord Gor­ing and his manser­vant Phipps and revel in the macabre story of Pic­ture of Dorian Gray. The out­ra­geous Lady Brack­nell is our high­light. My life is incom­plete with­out con­sid­er­ing my calami­tous 2 years in Read­ing gaol, saved by hilar­i­ous chats between Wilde and his Irish warder, Tom Mar­tin. Noel Cow­ard is plan­ning to chat to you about his thor­oughly event­ful and com­i­cal jour­ney out to us in Cape Town.

We cre­ate the illu­sion of ask­ing my audi­ence to join me in my study and share my life. I play some 7 dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters in the show, includ­ing the iconic Lady Bracknell.

I so enjoy the sharp and witty insights that Wilde gives into the, at times, hilar­i­ously idi­otic snob­bery of the Eng­lish upper classes of his time.

As well as the humor, there is also the sad­ness asso­ci­ated with his later decline and impris­on­ment. Noel Cow­ard gives us a delight­ful encore.

Com­ments from mem­bers of pre­vi­ous audiences:

I have twice had the priv­i­lege of enjoy­ing Peter Gilchrist’s Oscar Wilde pre­sen­ta­tion which he does with such empa­thy for both the humour and the poignancy of his writ­ings and plays.” — Peter Steyn, (Ornithologist)

A won­der­ful, cre­ative show. Like a breath of fresh air at Kelvin.” — Robert Per­mual (Kelvin Grove Club)

A sen­si­tive, gen­tle chron­i­cle of Oscar Wilde’s pri­vate life. Peter is mes­mer­iz­ing in demand­ing, com­plex roles.” — Saman­tha Gray (Film Director)

A fan­tas­tic night. I have spo­ken to sev­eral mem­bers since the evening and they have all com­mented on a won­der­ful per­for­mance and want us to hold more evenings like it!” — Tar­ryn White (Func­tions Man­ager at Erin­vale Golf Club)




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Mon 29th Dec 7pm R90 (R80 online) Tue 30th Dec 7pm R90 (R80 online)

Bang Bang You’re Done: Good­bye 2014

Party • Run­ning Time: 180 mins
The eter­nal march of time drags us for­ward, past mile­stones, past dead­lines, past head­lines into a future we can only imag­ine until we arrive there and go right on past that too.

I for one am tired of march­ing. Time to switch footwear. Throw away your march­ing boots and slip on your danc­ing shoes for Alexan­der Bar’s New Years Eve dance party. The the­atre opens up into s sweet lit­tle dance floor for you to flash the moves you learnt this year, or just flail about joy­ously too. Either works.



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Wed 31st Dec 7pm R250 (R200 online)

Some­thing Outrageous

The­atre Per­for­mance • Run­ning Time: 60 mins
Writ­ten and per­formed by Wil­son Car­pen­ter & Bren­dan Mur­ray | Directed by Greg Karvel­las | Props/Effects: Juanita Fer­reira & Jim Rauben­heimer | Fight Chore­og­ra­phy by Alex AnLos
Warn­ing: There will be blood. Great movie, also applic­a­ble to the show.
Some­thing Out­ra­geous is com­ing to the Mother City…

Actors are ego­tis­ti­cal, pam­pered shits. In their world noth­ing is real: brick walls are made from bal­sar wood and gun­shot wounds are cre­ated pain­lessly in the makeup trailer… The only way onto this deca­dent merry-go-round is the cast­ing room, a ster­ile white cham­ber where tal­ented and untal­ented alike scram­ble for the next role. Rejec­tion is a way of life. No won­der they’re bas­tards, but can you blame them?

In this world of paran­iod inse­cu­rity, insin­cer­ity and out­right lies; two actors are wait­ing for an impor­tant cast­ing to begin. Once friends, now rivals the two are forced to endure each other’s com­pany for the first time in years and as their real­tion­ship unrav­els they stug­gle to seper­ate real­ity from fan­tasy. The result is Some­thing Outrageous.

The show stars Wil­son Car­pen­ter (USA) in his South African stage debut along­side Bren­dan Mur­ray in a play that lives up to it’s title. Directed by Greg Karvel­las. No under 16 due to strong lan­guage, rib­ald humour and onstage violence.

Go on. Be cool. Be the per­son who gets to ask their friends “Do you want to see some­thing out­ra­geous tonight?”. You know you want to.

Press & Reviews

  • Thu 20th Nov 2014 Cape Times Cape Times



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The Epicene Butcher

Sto­ry­telling • Run­ning Time: 50 mins
Directed by John Tren­gove, writ­ten by Gwydion Beynon, star­ring Jemma Kahn & Dylan Esbach as ‘Chalk Girl’. Illus­tra­tions by Jemma Kahn, Car­los Amato & Gwydion Beynon
 Cape Town can’t get enough of this global cult hit. The Epicene Butcher and Other Sto­ries for Con­sent­ing Adults returns to Alexan­der Upstairs for a week to sati­ate the demands of those who missed its last run. Come and see the deploy­ment of a 12th Cen­tury Japan­ese Bud­dhist story-telling tra­di­tion known as kamishibai to tell 7 star­tling pop sto­ries. The show is a mash-up of manga, sex, gothic hor­ror and main­stream pop­u­lar cul­ture using hand-drawn illus­tra­tions and lus­cious narration.

The Epicene Butcher has to date received:
A Sil­ver Ova­tion Award, NAF Gra­ham­stown 2012
Crit­ics’ Choice & Audi­ence Favourite, Fringe Ams­ter­dam 2012
Best New Script & Audi­ence Favourite, Musho! The­atre Fes­ti­val
**** The Her­ald (Edin­burgh Fringe)
**** The List (Edin­burgh Fringe)
**** Broad­way­baby
**** Broad­way World

Jemma Kahn is bril­liant. I came away with my mind slightly blown.’ Annie Lennox, who saw the show at Alexan­der Bar!

Jemma Kahn was selected as one of M&G’s Top 200 Young South Africans in 2013 and as one of AfriPOP’s Top 5 Women to Watch in SA Theatre.

Press & Reviews




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Mon 12th Jan 7pm R120 (R100 online) Tue 13th Jan 7pm R120 (R100 online) Wed 14th Jan 7pm R120 (R100 online) Thu 15th Jan 7pm R120 (R100 online) Fri 16th Jan 7pm R120 (R100 online) Sat 17th Jan 7pm R120 (R100 online)

When We Were Nearly Young

Sto­ry­telling • Run­ning Time: 65 mins
Writ­ten & Per­formed by Lebo­gang Mogashoa
Lebo­gang tells hilar­i­ous sto­ries. He sur­vived North Korean bomb threats. He’s the one to call when you need help recov­er­ing from secret jaw-shaving cos­metic surgery. He knows which celebrity endorsed (urgh, Gwyneth) detox diet causes Martha Stew­art hal­lu­ci­na­tions. And he knows what it’s like to live inside a polit­i­cal cam­paign. Bring friends and all of your emo­tions to this show.
In When We Were Nearly Young, Lebo­gang Mogashoa tells real sto­ries from his life with humour and can­dor. These are tales often shared among friends after a really good meal. They are per­sonal and leave you feel­ing less alone in the world.
This time around Lebo­gang shares hilar­i­ous and poignant sto­ries about help­ing a friend hide from her fam­ily while recov­er­ing from secret plas­tic surgery, the highs and lows of his mother’s polit­i­cal cam­paign, a care­fully planned but dis­as­trous first kiss, an unex­pected reli­gious con­ver­sion and liv­ing close next-door to North Korea for five years.
When We Were Nearly Young is mod­elled after sto­ry­telling shows like This Amer­i­can Life, The Moth and RISK!


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Mon 19th Jan 7pm R90 (R80 online) Tue 20th Jan 7pm R90 (R80 online) Wed 21st Jan 7pm R90 (R80 online) Thu 22nd Jan 7pm R90 (R80 online)

Cock & Bull Story

Drama • Run­ning Time: 65 mins
by Richard Zajdlic & Richard Crowe | directed by Micheal Kirch | per­formed by Rowan Studti & Dylan Skews
Warn­ing: Lan­guage | Testosterone
Trav, an up-and-coming boxer on the verge of the big time, pre­pares for bat­tle in the fight that could make his life-long dreams a real­ity. Jackie, his friend and coach, psy­ches him into fit­ness with grand illu­sions of a world of end­less bod­ily plea­sures and mate­r­ial spoils.

Trav’s zeal­ous drive for power and glory leads to ques­tion­able con­duct in the box­ing ring. Although Jackie has lit­tle regard for the rules of the game, and is only con­cerned with win­ning, he is faced with a seri­ous blow to his con­science: How far is too far?

The story delves into the themes of male friend­ship, homo­sex­u­al­ity, mas­culin­ity, dreams and ambi­tions, the fight for sur­vival and keep­ing the male ego in check. It is gritty and fierce, and the char­ac­ters are chal­lenged psy­cho­log­i­cally and phys­i­cally, mak­ing for an excit­ing, emo­tional and grip­ping jour­ney of dis­cov­ery.

What is the prize for being a real man?
The pro­duc­tion is orig­i­nally writ­ten, directed and per­formed by Richard Zajdlic and Richard Crowe in 1985, the pro­duc­tion toured in and out­side Lon­don, and had its first per­for­mance at the Palza the­atre, Rom­sey on April 25th 1985.

This stag­ing has been reworked by the cast and direc­tor to suit a South African con­text.

Cre­ative Team and bios:

Rowan Studti has stud­ied abroad at the New York film Acad­emy and at the Actors’ Cen­tre in San Fran­cisco in 2008. There­after he enrolled at ACT Cape Town to be coached by the likes of Grant Swanby and Nicola Hanekom, and grad­u­ated with a BA in Drama, Film and Screen­writ­ing from the Uni­ver­sity of Cape Town.  His most notable and recent work includes, “An Absolute Turkey”, directed by Chris Weare and “The Beauty of Incom­plete Things”, writ­ten and directed by Daniel Der­ck­sen.   He has also acted in a num­ber of inter­na­tional and local film/television productions.

Cock & Bull Story” is Rowan’s debut in the role of pro­ducer, the start of many pro­duc­tions that he hopes to pro­duce inde­pen­dently. 

Michael Kirch: UCT grad­u­ate with a Master’s Degree in Direct­ing for Stage. Over the years I’ve tried my hand at stand-up com­edy, impro­vised the­atre, act­ing for stage as well as film and tele­vi­sion. I have spent some time with a few stand-up comics direct­ing their one-man shows. More recently was nom­i­nated for Fleur du Cap award (2012) for Best New Direc­tor for Brent Palmer’s Bench which ran at var­i­ous venues around Cape Town.

I also work as a free­lance assis­tant cast­ing direc­tor, direct­ing and film­ing can­di­dates’ audi­tion tapes for film and tele­vi­sion commercials.

Dylan Skews is an actor and stand-up come­dian, he has a BA in live per­for­mance from the South African School Of Motion Pic­ture And Live Per­for­mance (AFDA) where he won best actor 2008.

 Since then he has fea­tured in numer­ous inter­na­tional and local fea­ture films, series and doc­u­men­taries includ­ing, Death Race, Domin­ion, Mankind, Kid­nap and Rand­som, The Run­away, Amerca: the story of us and Get­tys­burg but to date his most mem­o­rable role is when he played a bois­ter­ous and charis­matic drunk pirate called Logan in the Michael Bay series Black sails fea­tur­ing in sea­son 1 episodes 1–8, as well as sea­son 2 episodes 1–7.

 He is also one of South Africa’s fastest ris­ing come­di­ans, he has been doing com­edy for 5 years and has won the Nan­dos Com­edy Show­down in 2009 and was the win­ner of Phat Joe’s com­edy show in 2010 where he won the title “Cape Town’s next come­dian”. He has per­formed in numer­ous the­atres around Joburg as well Cape Town includ­ing the Bax­ter the­atre and Artscape. He recently fin­ished his one man show “SKEWS ME” which ran for two weeks. He wrote, directed and per­formed it at on Broad­way, to rave reviews and a packed house.


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Mon 19th Jan 9pm R100 (R90 online) Tue 20th Jan 9pm R100 (R90 online) Wed 21st Jan 9pm R100 (R90 online) Thu 22nd Jan 9pm R100 (R90 online)

End of Year Round Up

Run­ning Time: 100 mins
Co-owners Nicholas Spag­no­letti & Edward van Kuik | The­atre man­ager Jon Keevy | Night man­ager Esthie Hugo
Great Shows

By the end of 2014 we will have hosted 98 music and the­atre pro­duc­tions. We sold 11 670 tick­ets for 407 per­for­mances com­pared to 10 040 for 338 in 2013. We can claim with fair cer­tainty that if you look at the facts from a very spe­cific per­spec­tive then we’re the busiest lit­tle venue in the City.

 Our high­est rated show (based on audi­ence responses) Jemma Kahn’s Epicene Butcher (which returns in Jan­u­ary 2015) and the high­est earner was Oskar Brown’s Between (which recently had a sold-out run at the King’s Head in Lon­don) and high­lights were get­ting to put on our own shows in the the­atre, like Civil Part­ing, Dirty Words, and Steal­ing the Show: Bette Midler.

 Pro­gram­ming has set­tled more into a rhythm, so we had fewer once-off per­for­mances than we did in 2013 and longer runs for many shows. We also cemented our sys­tem of hav­ing two shows per night – an intense schedule.

 We hosted more pro­duc­tions from exotic Joburg than in 2013: Diane Simpson’s Rose Red, The Epicene Butcher, Mpapa Simo Majola’s The Funeral, Jannes Eras­mus’s Smaar­ties and Boylesque.

 New writ­ing debut­ing with us included: Jon Keevy’s Dirty Words, Louis Viljoen’s The King­mak­ers, Genna Gardini’s The Swell, Tara Notcutt’s Last Rounds, Megan Fur­niss and Lynita Crofford’s adap­ta­tion of Vio­let Online, and Thoko Masikini’s Mod­ern African.

 

Play Things and Anthology

Our monthly open mic per­for­mance evening has set­tled into an insti­tu­tion, not nec­es­sar­ily a good thing. While 2014 saw many artists return to the stage a cer­tain anar­chic energy was miss­ing. As an exper­i­men­tal plat­form it sim­ply became too safe this year and that is a chal­lenge to be taken up in 2015. Two per­for­mances hatched from Play Things to full pro­duc­tions this year: Jon Keevy’s Dirty Words which was a cult favourite and Thoko Masikini’s Mod­ern African; Gabriella Pinto and Kelly-Eve Koop­man bring their Play Things seedling Run for Your Life to bloom in Jan­u­ary 2015.

 Anthol­ogy was hatched by Nicholas Spag­no­letti and Louis Viljoen in bar, short plays by dif­fer­ent local writ­ers on plat­form. The first of these ran in the sec­ond week of Decem­ber and was a resound­ing suc­cess. They were joined by Can­dice D’Arcy to cre­ate three 20 minute plays per­formed by Bren­don Daniels, Adrian Collins, and Amy Wil­son. The next Anthol­ogy is ten­ta­tively sched­uled for May.


Fes­ti­vals

We ran our sec­ond annual pre-National Arts Fes­ti­val sea­son fea­tur­ing 12 dif­fer­ent shows headed up to the frozen city of Gra­ham­stown. The stay-in-CT pun­ters got a taste of what they were miss­ing and the pro­duc­ers got to prac­tice shar­ing tight get-in times and get some petrol money. Along the fes­ti­val line we par­tic­i­pated as a venue in the first Cape Town Fringe. It was an excit­ing project and we were ner­vous to run with the big dogs but Nicci Spalding’s tech­ni­cal and logis­ti­cal wiz­ardry made it very easy. We hope more inde­pen­dent venues join us to make the Fringe the fes­ti­val Cape Town deserves. It was nice hav­ing a wide vari­ety of the­atre mak­ers from dif­fer­ent back­grounds and forms in the venue, bring­ing in a diverse audience.

We eschewed a sec­ond mini-festival in Decem­ber despite the suc­cess of it in 2013, this was a mis­take. Look­ing around there was already so much excel­lent the­atre in the first week of Decem­ber: War Horse on the grand Artscape stage, Louis Viljoen’s The Per­vert Laura, Rob van Vuuren’s What What, Chris Weare’s direc­tion of Grounded by George Brant, grad­u­at­ing stu­dents of UCT pre­sent­ing UHM… The Cape Town the­atre mak­ers are buzzing and Cape Town is filled with peo­ple on holiday.

Inno­va­tion in man­age­ment systems

Nicholas and Ed’s soft­ware lab­o­ra­tory Nitric Indus­tries con­tin­ued to develop the tools that make Alexan­der Upstairs run so smoothly. Audi­ence feed­back is slickly col­lected by email and pre­sented for pro­duc­ers to look over. No other the­atre in the Mother City can come close to the inte­gra­tion of ticket sales, mar­ket­ing man­age­ment and pro­ducer trans­parency that we have. There is still a lot more to do and this area will be one of the most excit­ing in 2015 for us and the­atres in South Africa.

Jon was selected to par­tic­i­pate in a new project by British Coun­cil Con­nect ZA, Busi­ness Arts South Africa (BASA – yes, the same folks who gave us a Small Busi­ness award in 2013) and the Arts Mar­ket­ing Asso­ci­a­tion (the AMA – a UK based net­work of mar­keters fig­ur­ing out how to get artists and audi­ences together). This project saw him and three other South Africans travel to Cam­bridge and Lon­don to take part in arts mar­ket­ing train­ing and con­fer­ences. This is an ongo­ing project for 2015 and will be the start of great oppor­tu­ni­ties for SA arts administrators.

The fab­u­lous Esthie Hugo became a mem­ber of the team as the night man­ager of the the­atre, mov­ing up from FoH to tech­ni­cian to sec­ond in command.

Look­ing to 2015

We spent our first year work­ing out the space we occupy in Cape Town; 2014 found our rhythm, mak­ing a firm foun­da­tion to build on next year. 2015 will see us shak­ing things up again as we push to get more new and emerg­ing artists into the venue. We’re going to focus on new writ­ing, res­ur­rect­ing our play read­ing pro­gram and push­ing Play Things and Anthology.




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Today (Fri­day)

The Sweet Sounds of Maya Spec­tor
Jazz/ Soul Music
8pm

The Late Night XXXmas Boy­lesque Show
Com­edy Cabaret Vari­ety Show
11pm


Tomor­row (Saturday)

The Late Night XXXmas Boy­lesque Show
Com­edy Cabaret Vari­ety Show
11pm

Don’t Stop us Now
Music
7pm


Decem­ber

Oscar & Noel Encore
Trib­ute show
Mon 29 7pm
Tue 30 7pm

Bang Bang You’re Done: Good­bye 2014
Party
Wed 31 7pm


Jan­u­ary 2015

Some­thing Out­ra­geous
The­atre Per­for­mance
6 Tue 8pm 8pm
7 Wed 8pm 8pm
8 Thu 8pm 8pm
9 Fri 8pm 8pm
10 Sat 8pm 8pm

The Epicene Butcher
Sto­ry­telling
12 Mon 7pm 7pm
13 Tue 7pm 7pm
14 Wed 7pm 7pm
15 Thu 7pm 7pm
16 Fri 7pm 7pm
17 Sat 7pm 7pm

When We Were Nearly Young
Sto­ry­telling
19 Mon 7pm 7pm
20 Tue 7pm 7pm
21 Wed 7pm 7pm
22 Thu 7pm 7pm

Cock & Bull Story
Drama
19 Mon 9pm 9pm
20 Tue 9pm 9pm
21 Wed 9pm 9pm
22 Thu 9pm 9pm

End of Year Round Up
None
31 Sat 12am 12am


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