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.

Improv • Running Time: 60 mins
Megan Furniss and co.
Two Parrots and a Sandcastle was named by accident as the title of three improv shows featuring Megan Furniss, Cape Town’s longest running improviser. On each night she will be joined by another fellow improviser and they will perform an hour of two-hander improv, with absolutely nothing planned and where anything can happen.

Megan Furniss brought TheatreSports to Cape Town in 1993, and she has been improvising anywhere for anyone, ever since. 
In the last four years, influenced by exciting improv people and groups on her travels, she has been experimenting with different formats of improv. Last year she tried out a series of one-woman and two person shows and she loved them, and so did her audiences at the Alexander Bar and Theatre, the perfect intimate space for trying out anything risky or strange.
This time around she starts off the year with only three shows, and three different creative partners, Tandi Buchan, Leon Clingman and Brett Anderson. 

Following the style of long form improv, the performers will (possibly) get a few suggestions from the audience, and then just make it up, for an hour. If you are looking for the perfect creative kick start to your January, this is probably it. 


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Sat 21st Jan 7pm R90 (R80 online)

Burlesque Show • Running Time: 60 mins
Presented by Black Orchid Burlesque, and hosted by D.D. BOOBS
Warning: Partial Nudity, tassels & g-strings to be expected!
The GREAT S.A. Burlesque Express RETURNS in January 2017 for a little sexy soiree at Alexander Upstairs to get you swinging into the new year with a smile on your faces, hosted by the one-and-only notorious DD Boobs (Diva Disastar)!
Join this bawdy Dame of Burlesque as she introduces you to the newest performers in Cape Town, and showcases the top current talent at Black Orchid Burlesque in two nights of quality professional and amateur burlesque theatre.
20th January- Budding Burlesquers Night
Come one, come all, to see the newest burly babes and boys that have recently graduated from the Academy and joined our local burlesque scene!

21st January- Black Orchid's AllStars
Meet the official Black Orchid Troupe, complete with seasoned professionals who will dazzle and delight you with their sassy but sophisticated style.

Tickets are R150 per person.
Tickets limited to 40 seats per night, so get yours asap!
Both shows start at 9pm, and run for approximately 60minutes. 

Please note that due to the risque nature of the show, and theatrical but partial nudity, no under 18s will be permitted. Mature Audiences and lovers of theatrical art only!

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Sat 21st Jan 9pm R180 (R150 online): Hurry! Only 16 tickets left!

Musical Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Directed by David Fick | Written by Trent Armand Kendall (book) and Michael Polese (music and lyrics) | Performed by Schoeman Smit
Warning: Smoking
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Through storytelling and song, PICTURE INCOMPLETE sketches out the portrait of a man’s life as he celebrates a rather unusual birthday on which an eviction notice arrives advising him to vacate his apartment. As he clears out his stuff, memories from his past, outrageously nosy neighbours and some poignant chance encounters on the street help him to discover who he truly is. By turns hilarious and moving, this solo theatre piece is award-winning contemporary musical theatre that delves into the human obsession with being perfect and unpacks the boxes we use to define ourselves.
Created by Trent Armand Kendall (book) and Michael Polese (music and lyrics), PICTURE INCOMPLETE debuted in the United States in 2008, going on to play the New York International Fringe Festival in 2010 to great acclaim and winning the Best Musical award at the United Solo Festival the following year. South African musical theatre performer Schoeman Smit (THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN, SWEENEY TODD) produced the South African premiere of PICTURE INCOMPLETE at the POPArt Theatre in Johannesburg in 2014, giving the show its Cape Town premiere last year in a newly conceived production directed by David Fick (YOU BET YOUR LIFE!, SEASONS OF LOVE). Don’t miss this return season of the show that New York’s Next Magazine called funky, fierce and fabulous. PICTURE INCOMPLETE is performed in English (60%), Afrikaans (38%) and isiXhosa (2%).

David Fick graduated with a Master of Arts in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town in 2005, having previously graduated from the same university with a First Class Honours in Drama in 2002. David has worked as an assistant director to acclaimed theatre-makers Geoffrey Hyland (THE FANTASTICKS) and Janice Honeyman (HANSEL AND GRETEL). He has also has written and directed three musicals, OVER THE RAINBOW (with Jacqui Meskin), HOUSE OF SHADOWS and YOU BET YOUR LIFE! (with Roland Perold) as well as several musicals for young audiences, including THE SNOW QUEEN and THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF HUMPTY DUMPTY. David is passionate about his work in the education sector, having established the Drama Departments at Springfield Convent High School (where he has directed, amongst others, THE TROJAN WOMEN, ANNIE GET TOUR GUN, INTO THE WOODS, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC) and South Peninsula High School. He has also appeared on stage in Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s EDGES, the Stephen Sondheim musical, MARRY ME A LITTLE, in cabarets and revues like A (SORTA) LOVE STORY, AFFIRMATION, SEASONS OF LOVE as well as a revised version of YOU BET YOUR LIFE! which played the National Arts Festival and a season at the Alexander Bar, Theatre and Café’s Upstairs Theatre. 

Schoeman Smit is a third generation musician who recently returned to a full time career in performance in Pieter Toerien Productions and KickstArt’s production of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET. Prior to spending some time away from the stage as an educator, the classically trained Smit has done everything from country and western to big band and performed in musicals productions like the South African premiere of PICTURE INCOMPLETE and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, classical and opera work like Mozart’s REQUIEM, UN GIORNO DI REGNO, CARMEN and IL CARO SASSONE, and children’s theatre productions like THE SECRET GARDEN, NODDY and THE ADVENTURES OF OLIVER. While teaching, he also directed a production of the classic Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson musical, PIPPIN. He loves the bright lights of musical theatre and feels most creative when being challenged in a multifaceted role. Most recently, he has been touring Spain with the music show, THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN. Smit’s formal training is through the Opera School at the Tshwane University of Technology, where he trained under Eric Muller, Lize Thomas and Hanli Stapela. 

Trent Armand Kendall is a versatile entertainer who has made his home on stages all around the world. He has starred on Broadway, performed in US National Tours and in London’s West End. He uniquely blends classic soul, gritty blues and rock with sizzling jazz and the very best of Broadway. Originally from St Louis in Missouri, he is a Theater Performance and Direction graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia and the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theater Training. He has enjoyed a thriving career in New York for two decades and his stage credits include: MY ONE AND ONLY, THE COLOR PURPLE, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, CHILDREN OF EDEN, FINIAN’S RAINBOW, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, LIL ABNER, BAT BOY THE MUSICAL, NUNSENSE A-MEN!, PURLIE!, THE WIZARD OF OZ, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE and INTO THE WOODS. Having won Best Musical for PICTURE INCOMPLETE at the United Solo Festival, he is also the winner of an Anna Sosensko Trust Grant and a National Arts and Letters Grant and has been nominated for the NAACP’s Best Supporting Actor Award. 

Michael Polese is a long-time collaborator with Trent Armand Kendall, having produced the recordings INTRODUCING TRENT KENDALL, SO MUCH TO SAY ( (featuring his composition “Comes The Dawn”) and two albums of his own as singer-songwriter, MY OWN VOICE and HALF WAY HOME. While living in London, Polese recorded at George Martin\'s Air Studios and performed at Center Stage - The Mountbatten Hotel. He has also played Judy's Supper Club, B. Smith's Rooftop Cafe and Tavern on The Green in New York City, been featured in the ASCAP Songwriter\'s Showcase and performed live on WQEW Radio. As the composer of PICTURE INCoMPLETE, Polese has received notable reviews for his music and lyrics, also winning the Best Musical award at the 2011 United Solo Festival in New York City. Polese is also the composer of the musical TRAFFIC, which also features a book by Kendall.

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Mon 23rd Jan 7pm R100 (R90 online) Tue 24th Jan 7pm R100 (R90 online) Wed 25th Jan 7pm R100 (R90 online) Thu 26th Jan 7pm R100 (R90 online) Fri 27th Jan 7pm R100 (R90 online) Sat 28th Jan 7pm R100 (R90 online)

Theatre • Running Time: 45 mins
Written and Directed by Louis Viljoen | Performed by Emma Kotze
Oh Baby, I’m a Wild One is a new character study by multiple award-winning playwright Louis Viljoen (The Pervert Laura, The Emissary), starring Emma Kotze (Salt, Reparation).

A young teacher arrives home from her sister’s wedding to an empty apartment, a bottle of wine and a pack of cigarettes. She has a story to tell, but doesn’t quite know where to begin. Does she start with the things the groom said to her while they were dancing or perhaps her efforts to quit smoking? Does she explain that her first year of teaching was not what she expected it to be? What she does not want to talk about is the shy boy who sat in the back of her class and knew something terrible about his favourite new teacher.
Louis Viljoen is a Cape Town based playwright and director. He has written and produced numerous plays including: The Bile Boys, The Frontiersmen, The Verbalists, Champ, Porno 88, The Kingmakers, The Pervert Laura, and The Emissary. He is one of the creators (along with playwrights Nicholas Spagnoletti and Jon Keevy) of the successful short-play initiative “Anthology” which has had four successful seasons at The Alexander Bar’s Upstairs Theatre. Viljoen has won Fleur Du Cap Theatre awards for Best New South African Script (Champ in 2013 and The Kingmakers in 2015). He was the recipient of the Rosalie van Der Gucht Best New Director award for his plays, The Kingmakers and The Pervert Laura. Viljoen is currently the Writer In Residence for The Fugard Theatre.

Emma Kotze completed her studies in Theatre and Performance at UCT in 2013, where she worked with director’s Christopher Weare, Luke Ellenbogen and Sandra Temmingh. Thereafter she was nominated for a 2014 Fleur Du Cap award for Most Promising Student. She made her professional theatre debut in the premier of Wynne Bredenkamp’s Salt at the 2014 National Arts Festival, which she reprised in 2015 and 2016. In 2015 she performed in In The Wings, produced by the Chaeli Campaign and directed by Philip Rademeyer. This production opened at the Muizenberg Ability Festival, where after it travelled to the National Arts Festival and continued a further tour of the Eastern Cape. In 2015 and 2016 she performed in The Incredible Journey, by Stefan Erasmus. 2016 also saw her starring in Bredenkamp’s Warrior Green which made its debut at the National Arts Festival. In addition, she is co-developer of an education program called Junior Geniuses, which specialises in using performance as medium to support science teaching on primary school level. She has worked alongside Tinarie van Wyk Loots, Antoinette Kellerman, David Minnaar, Cintaine Schutte and Stian Bam in a stop animation film based on N.P. van Wyk Louw's Raka, produced by Ysterfang Puppetry and Animation Company, which is set to premiere in 2017. Furthermore she has studied film acting under Bonni Rodini.

Press & Reviews

  • Tue 20th Dec 2016 The Cape Argus Review
  • Wed 14th Dec 2016 Broadway World

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Mon 23rd Jan 9pm R100 (R90 online) Tue 24th Jan 9pm R100 (R90 online) Wed 25th Jan 9pm R100 (R90 online) Thu 26th Jan 9pm R100 (R90 online) Fri 27th Jan 9pm R100 (R90 online) Sat 28th Jan 9pm R100 (R90 online) Mon 30th Jan 9pm R100 (R90 online) Tue 31st Jan 9pm R100 (R90 online) Wed 1st Feb 9pm R100 (R90 online) Thu 2nd Feb 9pm R100 (R90 online) Fri 3rd Feb 9pm R100 (R90 online) Sat 4th Feb 9pm R100 (R90 online)

Quiz • Running Time: 90 mins
OMG Quiz Night has crash landed their trivia machine right into the belly of Alexander Bar. Every Wednesday the cosy chairs and tables of the bar get turned into your throne from which you will enter into a battle of the minds. But don't start googling general knowledge trivia answers just yet.... Among the 'what is the capital of...' this quiz has a plethora of hands-on, get-your-tastebuds-guessing, blind-fold-necessary questions. This is not just any games night, this is OMG QUIZ NIGHT AT ALEXANDER BAR. Minimum of 1 person per team (note: your name will automatically be entered as Han Solo) up to 6 players in a team. The game starts at 7:30pm sharp and finishes at 9:30pm

PS We take kindly to tweets and competitive slurs between teams.

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Wed 25th Jan 7:30pm: Sorry, sold out Wed 1st Feb 7:30pm R50 (R40 online): Hurry! Only 2 tickets left! Wed 8th Feb 7:30pm R50 (R40 online) Wed 15th Feb 7:30pm R50 (R40 online)

Kamishibai Memoir • Running Time: 80 mins
Written by Jemma Kahn and Tertius Kapp | Directed by Jane Taylor | Illustrated and performed by Jemma Kahn | Sound Design by Charl Johan Lingenfelder | Lighting Desgn by Themba Stewart | Costumes by Ella Buter
What could follow The Epicene Butcher and We Didn't Come to Hell for the Croissants? In bocca al lupo, Jemma Kahn's third kamishibai show: a graphic and candid and whimsical journey across three continents, using four story boxes, one giant cicada, a naked Catholic (or two) and one golden surprise.

Using simple but beautifully drawn images displayed on cardboard story panels, Jemma Kahn has spent the last four years captivating audiences from Alexander Bar to Edinburgh to Amsterdam with her unique take on the 12th century Japanese art form 'kamishibai'. The effect is like watching a sort of live Manga cartoon, her sheer verve in combination with all the elements at play create an utterly original and sometimes bizarre theatre experience, a joyous tribute to visual and verbal storytelling.

Premiered at the National Arts Festival 2016 | Produced by POPArt Productions and Jemma Kahn, in association with the National Arts Festival and Arts and Culture Trust and Nedbank Arts Affinity. 
In bocca al lupo like Kahn's two shows before it, brings together a truly wonderful creative team. And like the two shows before it, In bocca al lupo is not for the faint hearted or the easily offended.

Jane Taylor:  writer, Ubu and the Truth Commission (1997), writer Wild Dogs (winner of the Olive Schreiner Prize 2006), director After Cardenio (2011)

Tertius Kapp: theatre, Rooiland (Fleur Du Cap, Smeltkroes & Fiesta Awards 2013), Oorsee (Smeltkroes, 2014). Kapp won the Herzog Prize for theatrical work in 2015. His screen adaptation Dis ek, Anna won the SAFTA for best script in 2015 as well as the Silwerskerm for Best Picture.

Book for In bocca al lupo by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Mon 30th Jan 7pm R130 (R110 online) Tue 31st Jan 7pm R130 (R110 online) Wed 1st Feb 7pm R130 (R110 online) Thu 2nd Feb 7pm R130 (R110 online) Fri 3rd Feb 7pm R130 (R110 online) Sat 4th Feb 7pm R130 (R110 online) Mon 6th Feb 7pm R130 (R110 online) Tue 7th Feb 7pm R130 (R110 online) Wed 8th Feb 7pm R130 (R110 online) Thu 9th Feb 7pm R130 (R110 online) Fri 10th Feb 7pm R130 (R110 online) Sat 11th Feb 7pm R130 (R110 online)

Thriller | Playreading • Running Time: 60 mins
Written by William Oosthuizen

An artist trapped in the incomplete world on her canvassas, a convicted murderess out on parole, a reporter desperate for a story to save his career, find themselves on a desolate farm off the beaten track. They set out to unravel the past in order to get a glimpse of their future, revealing a web of lies and deceit, hidden agendas and personal desires, fears and longings, discovering in the process the power of penitence and redemption.

Lawyer by day, wordsmith by night, William has written radio plays, some award winning short stories – one of which has been turned into a short film – and travel stories. He lives and works in Cape Town.

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Sun 5th Feb 4pm R90 (R80 online)

Tragicomedy • Running Time: 65 mins
Written and Directed by Samantha Gray | Performed by Alicia McCormick and Samantha Gray
Warning: PG 16
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Dating in your 30’s is kak. “Mate” walks through the cesspit of love, heartbreak, hope and all the grey bits in between. Sometimes crass, loud mouthed and white knuckled; “Mate” gets stuck in there and tackles dating, dining, sixty-nine-ing and matters of the heart. Set in a “Love Recovery” workshop, we meet three women experiencing the raw and painfully humourous realities of single life. 
All true stories. No animals were harmed in the making of this production.

Book for MATE by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Mon 6th Feb 9pm R110 (R100 online) Tue 7th Feb 9pm R110 (R100 online) Wed 8th Feb 9pm R110 (R100 online) Mon 13th Feb 9pm R110 (R100 online) Tue 14th Feb 9pm R110 (R100 online) Wed 15th Feb 9pm R110 (R100 online) Thu 16th Feb 9pm R110 (R100 online) Fri 17th Feb 9pm R110 (R100 online) Sat 18th Feb 9pm R110 (R100 online)

Comedy, education • Running Time: 80 mins
Written by Eve Ensler | Directed by Marlisa Doubell | Featuring Melissa Haiden, Shannyn Fourie, Lizanne Peters, Sive Gubangxa, Tamryn Speirs, Skye Russell
V-DAY 2016; An updated version of 'The Vagina Monologues.' The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humour and grace, the piece celebrates women\'s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. Sugar-daddy Theatre Company will donate all V-DAY proceeds to charity; Rape Crisis, MOSIAC & Saartjie Baartman.
World famous writer and activist, Eve Ensler, used her dynamic and powerful play 'The Vagina Monologues\' amongst other works, to start her grassroots campaign V-day. Bringing awareness to world issues pertaining to women, their most intimate truths, and specifically for this V-day, their vagina's! Some of the monologues are based on one woman’s personal story, some of the monologues are based on several women’s stories surrounding the same theme, and, a few times, a good idea becomes an outrageous one! The monologues lead to a celebration of women and a special sharing, at times bringing up painful moments but even the brutality is not without light. This play stands as a great contribution to women around the world. It helps us to peel back the layers and taboo’s around the female body in a way that we can relate to …with humour! A popular question, Eve Enlser, asks is, ‘If your vagina could talk, what would it say?’ 
(Men, are of course, still very much loved and most welcome!) 

*All profits go to charity: RAPE CRISIS, MOSIAC, Western Cape Network on Violence Against Women.

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Sun 12th Feb 7pm R90 (R80 online): Hurry! Only 9 tickets left!

Xhopera, Xhosa funk, indigenous bow music • Running Time: 60 mins
Music written by Luyolo Lenga, performed by Mthwakazi and Luyolo Lenga
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Xho-pera, indigenous bow music, a musical journey, this is  Mthwakazi. Hailing from the Eastern Cape, Mthwakazi and her partner, acoustic guitarist and songwriter, Luyolo Lenga will thrill you with their vibrant and unique performance that combines the old with the new, the magical with the real. Join us for an intimate performance of this incredible duo that are warming the hearts of Capetonians across the city.
Mthwakazi, is a Xhosa Opera singer songwriter and performer from the Xhosa land of Eastern Cape. uMthwakazi has a pioneered a new style of music known as Xho-pera which synthesises African Indigenous bow music, Classical, Opera and Choral. Her repertoire is mainly derived from Xhosa Bow Music and is firmly entrenched on African dance rhythms. The songs are sung by an extremely dynamic, angelic and operatic (dramatic soprano) voice and carry a message which emphasizes optimism, progress and advocates for ubuntu (humanity) as a way of living. The music deeply explores our cultural heritage as Africans and powerfully promotes the use of the Xhosa language.

Mthwakazi seeks to awaken the forgotten times of great healing. The music represents unity between Africans, elders and the youth, different genders and different races; as everyone who listens to the music feels a sense of ownership and belonging to the music and message.

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Sun 19th Feb 7pm R90 (R80 online)

Music Performance • Running Time: 60 mins
Directed By Hezron Chetty | Hezron Chetty on Violin | C.J Duckitt on Bass | Jeanre Leo on Drums | Julienne Fenwick as the Narrator
Hezron Chetty presents a show that will take you into the dark and fantastic world of a traveling violinist. The show is a deep biographical account of what happens when a musician takes a plunge into an unknown world of music filled with factual characters and events that will make you question the road less traveled.

In 2007 violinist Hezron Chetty, left to pursue a dream of finding alternative ways to perform the violin. His journey took him to parts of the world where he spent time with people across many different cultures. Tales From The Violin is a personal account of all his travels, intertwined with a live music performance of his 3 piece band.
Hezron Chetty is a violinist and songwriter from Cape Town, South Africa. Hezron performs the violin through a loop station. His style is fresh and his progressive approach to instrumental music has captured the attention of the music scene – local and abroad. 

`The Fallacy of Composition’ is Hezron’s studio album released in November 2015. Groundbreaking techniques on the violin have seen him share events with Viewe Farka Toure, Dan Patlansky, Albert Frost Jocelyn Brown (Incognito) Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan),340 ml, The Blackjacks, Roger Lucey, David Kramer, Finley Quaye, Madala Kunene, Sannie Fox, Medicine Boy, Stelth Ulvang (The Lumineers), Just Jinger and Arno Carstens.
Hezron’s genre can be described as a New Age, thought provoking take on Instrumental music. With influences coming from some of the great instrumentalists of our time, namely Jaco Pastorious, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Jimmy Page, Jimmy Hendrix ,Tommy Emmanuel, Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Hezron loops string arrangements live, and places melodies and solos on top of them. He is backed by drums, bass guitar and also performs solo shows. At times the listener will believe there is a full string quartet on stage.

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Sun 26th Feb 7pm R90 (R80 online)

Afro Jazz • Running Time: 60 mins
Performed by Singer, Song writer, and composer Odwa Bongo
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Odwa Bongo is paying tribute to two of the most influential musicians in South Africa, Simphiwe Dana and Mthwakazi. These respected musicians inspired Odwa's artistry through the soul-feeding music they produce. With this tribute Odwa will also introduce his own compositions inspired by Mthwakazi and Simphiwe Dana. Odwa Bongo promises that this will be an unforgettable intimate tribute filled with soul-feeding music.
The creation of this tribute will also contribute to Odwa Bongo's EP. 
Odwa Bongo (Singer, Song writer, composer and performer) is a solo artist inspired by African music and Jazz. He was classically trained at the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School under the guidance of Doctor Johann Van Der Sandt who was the main conductor of the choir at the time. Odwa Bongo also received training from Rykie Boeke who was the second conductor of the choir. In 2010 he was awarded “The Best Tenor Soloist” Award in the choir. He was also chosen to represent South Africa in South Korea with the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir. In 2012 Odwa was introduced into Jazz and in the same year he was chosen to be the vocalist for the Standard Bank School’s Big Band at the Grahamstown Jazz Festival. He then completed his matric at Bridge House School in 2013 and in 2014 he attended The Rainbow Academy. Odwa was awarded the “Best Student of the Year” Award in music. Currently Odwa is a student at UCT studying African Music, his first love. He is also a member of the UCT-Ibuyambo under the guidance of Dizu Plaatjies. In between his studies Odwa performs around Cape Town and occasionally leaves the country, representing Cape Town talent, to collaborate with other artists of Framewalk (a German youth programme focussed on creating music, dance and theatre). 

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Sun 12th Mar 7pm R80 (R70 online)

Musical Theatre • Running Time: 80 mins
Written and performed by Sarah Tullamore | Original music and lyrics by James Burn | Directed by Frédéric Baptiste | Accompanied on the piano by John Florencio
She's jived in Japan, indulged in Italy, feasted in France… and suddenly woken up to find she's now a woman of a certain age. 
When you have to sit down to put your tights on, it's obviously time to take stock. So what's the next move, Sarah?
Gay Paree has been magnifique but maybe it's time for a change?
In this funny and moving account of her globetrotting life so far, Sarah Tullamore is packing her bags, waving au revoir and singing brand new songs all about it. 
Clear away the clutter…
A new show that fuses fab innovative music with an original story ! Situational comedy, heart-to-hearts with the audience, all with a narrative arc and song as an integral part of the storytelling to create a new type of show : a one-woman musical.
London – Paris – Roam ! premiered at La Comédie Nation Theatre, Paris in November 2015. In 2016, after cabaret excerpts at The Toulouse Lautrec Brasserie and The Bedroom Bar in London, Sarah performed a full version at The Rosemary Branch and Jermyn Street Theatres in London’s West End. The show ran at the Paris Fringe Festival in May to critical and public acclaim, continuing to the Edinburgh Fringe where it ran for all of August with theSpaceUK. These performances in Cape Town are part of the 2017 tour that is taking the show to France, South Africa and England.

" There is something layered and special at the heart of this production”.  
- TV Bomb, 4 stars **** 

"… hilarious, occasionally moving, this show left me wanting to sit down with Sarah and seek her advice on life…" 
- Remotegoat, 4 stars  ****

"The script is tight, the Franglish spot on, and the softer moments touching. A charming performance !" 
- Box Dust, 4 stars ****

Sarah Tullamore has travelled a lot for her work ! In France, she has appeared in Sweeney Todd, Sister Act, La Vie Parisienne, John of Arc, Alice in Wonderland and Pocahontas. She has starred in two Broadway compilation tours of Japan and also written and performed a one-woman musical, “Estelle Bright”. Originally written in French and performed over 200 times, Estelle was then adapted into English to be performed in UK regional theatres. Recently in the UK, Sarah performed in Singin’ in the Rain at Kilworth House as Dora Bailey/Miss Phoebe Dinsmore; played the part of Julie in the new musical Jog On! at The Soho Theatre and began her adventure with her latest one-woman musical, “London-Paris-Roam”. She is absolutely delighted to be taking the show on tour starting in the city where it all began, Paris, in December 2016 before moving on to South Africa and England in the spring of 2017. 

James Burn studied music at Oxford University and worked for several years in Paris and Bermuda before returning to England to base himself in London. Credits include : Legacy Falls (New York Musical Theatre Festival; New Players Theatre in London); Joan of Arc; Nine Days - based on the life of Lady Jane Grey. He has also written extensively for pantomimes and Christmas shows, providing complete original scores for productions of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Firebird, Ali Baba, and Snow White.
Recently, his music was heard in Hawaii where two original songs were used in the score of Prince Dance Company’s touring production of Que Sueñes Con Las Angelitas. He has worked as Musical Director on numerous productions, including A Little Night Music (Earl Cameron Theatre, Bermuda), If I Were Me (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) An Evening of Johnny Mercer and An Evening of Bricusse and Wildhorn (Russell Scott Entertainment). He was Assistant MD on the French production of The Lion King (Stage Entertainment France, Théatre Mogador, Paris).

Frederic Baptiste is a theatre and film director based in Paris. He trained at The National Chaillot Theatre (Paris), As an actor he has been directed by Andrzej Seweryn and Robert Cantarella in plays by Shakespeare, Musset, Minyana, Nordmann, Fargeau at The National Chaillot Theatre, CDN Gennevilliers, The Blaye Festival, The Theatre of Rouen and The Belle de Mai Theatre. And in feature films by Jean-Marie Poiré (Les Visiteurs, Les Visiteurs 2); James Ivory (Jefferson in Paris); Alain Corneau (Le Nouveau Monde) and Michel Blanc (Grosse fatigue). As a director himself, Frederic was notably the resident director of Sam Mendes' musical "Cabaret" and Christopher Renshaw's "Zorro", both staged at the Folies Bergère. He is currently working on his first feature film "Les Amoureuses" that he hopes to film soon in England in English.

John Florencio started his musical training at the age of 5. He made his first appearance in public at 10. He finished his piano studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His years following the Conservatory were spent performing in concert halls across many cities in the U.S., Europe and Asia for artists in many genres ranging from classical, jazz, pop, rock and alternative music. Past shows include: “Sweeney Todd”, “Putting it Together: A Sondheim review”, “The Fantasticks”, “Songs for A New World”, “Edges”,” Ordinary Days” and “The Last Five Years”.

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Thu 16th Mar 7pm R120 (R90 online) Fri 17th Mar 7pm R120 (R90 online) Sat 18th Mar 7pm R120 (R90 online)
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25 Jan at 7pm
Oh Baby, I'm a Wild One
Oh Baby, I’m a Wild One is a new character study by multiple award-winning playwright Louis Viljoen25 Jan at 9pm
OMG Quiz Night
25 Jan at 7pm


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Musical Theatre
Thu 26 at 7pm
Fri 27 at 7pm
Sat 28 at 7pm
Oh Baby, I'm a Wild One
Oh Baby, I’m a Wild One is a new character study by multiple award-winning playwright Louis ViljoenThu 26 at 9pm
Fri 27 at 9pm
Sat 28 at 9pm
Mon 30 at 9pm
Tue 31 at 9pm
In bocca al lupo
Kamishibai Memoir
Mon 30 at 7pm
Tue 31 at 7pm


Oh Baby, I'm a Wild One
Oh Baby, I’m a Wild One is a new character study by multiple award-winning playwright Louis ViljoenWed 1 at 9pm
Thu 2 at 9pm
Fri 3 at 9pm
Sat 4 at 9pm
OMG Quiz Night
Wed 1 at 7pm
Wed 8 at 7pm
Wed 15 at 7pm
In bocca al lupo
Kamishibai Memoir
Wed 1 at 7pm
Thu 2 at 7pm
Fri 3 at 7pm
Sat 4 at 7pm
Mon 6 at 7pm
Tue 7 at 7pm
Wed 8 at 7pm
Thu 9 at 7pm
Fri 10 at 7pm
Sat 11 at 7pm
Thriller | Playreading
Sun 5 at 4pm
Mon 6 at 9pm
Tue 7 at 9pm
Wed 8 at 9pm
Mon 13 at 9pm
Tue 14 at 9pm
Wed 15 at 9pm
Thu 16 at 9pm
Fri 17 at 9pm
Sat 18 at 9pm
Comedy, education
Sun 12 at 7pm
Xhopera, Xhosa funk, indigenous bow music
Sun 19 at 7pm
Tales From The Violin
Music Performance
Sun 26 at 7pm


Musical Theatre
Thu 16 at 7pm
Fri 17 at 7pm
Sat 18 at 7pm

For enquiries please call 021.300.1652.
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