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.

Live music downstairs • Running Time: 90 mins
Various Artists

The musicians have escaped from the theatre! Every Monday we'll be featuring live music downstairs in the bar for the pleasure of your ear canals. Kick back and enjoy bands and artists like Brynn, The Stone Jets, and Mischa Ruby. The line up will be revealed weekly so keep your ears ready.

20 March 8PM | Smook Stoic

Smook Stoic, a poignant songwriter, is a new arrival to Cape Town. His laid-back style and melancholy songwriting reminds of the bygone era of heartfelt folk music, stone-walled jazz bars and, ultimately, simpler, yet more contemplative times. 

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Quiz • Running Time: 120 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. Please be aware that portions of the quiz will be filmed for use on Channel24.

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

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Comedy • Running Time: 60 mins
Pieter-Dirk Uys

A new show about forgetting, forgiving, remembering, faking, making-up and doing: "WHEN IN DOUBT SAY DARLING."

An entertainment with Pieter-Dirk Uys and other darlings.

Sometimes politics repeats itself, not only taking history and turning it into farce, but taking farce and turning into the fake news which is now called entertainment. Pieter-Dirk Uys is sorting out 40 years of distress, disguise and disgust: from apartheid to tripartite, from amandla to Nkandla. Wigs, glasses, wagging fingers, toyi-toyis, red berets, trump cards of madness, icons and aikonas. From Bezuidenhouts, Raubenheimers and Ramaphosas to Altzheimers. At a time when a casual greeting or embrace can be seen as racist or harassment, the advice is simple: when in doubt say darling.  If you can't remember their names, just say darling.  If you get lost along the road to somewhere, simply ask for Darling. He did it, and now Pieter-Dirk Uys also lives in Darling. Join him and many darlings on an exciting walk to the edge of the next cliff when the end of the world seems nigh. It used to be called a sunset. Here's a secret: the sun will also rise tomorrow, darling.

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Cabaret • Running Time: 70 mins
Written and Performed by Godfrey Johnson & Nicholas McDiarmid

Watch as Godfrey Johnson effortlessly plays piano, sings and entertains with an extensive repertoire ranging from Stephen Sondheim to David Bowie. Featuring new satirical songs covering a wide range of trending themes from corporate cannibals to post hipster hipsters, enjoy a good laugh and perhaps a subtle tear.

Johnson was most recently seen in the acclaimed ‘Vaslav’ directed by Lara Bye. He was also responsible for composing the music for Pieter-Dirk Uys’ ‘Die Van Aardes Van Grootoor’ which enjoyed great success at The Theatre on The Bay. In 2015 he was nominated for 3 Fleur du Cap Awards for best actor in a musical, best solo performance and best musical composer. His other notable shows are ‘Flirting with Coward’ and ‘The Shadow of Brel’. In 2015 he appeared in David Kramer's new musical, "Orpheus in Africa."

Don’t miss out on one of South Africa’s finest cabaret talents.

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Cabaret • Running Time: 60 mins
Performed by Mary Hould

What do you get when you add good music to stories of "modern" dating? Don't know? Well, come join Mary Hould in her one woman Cabaret and find out. Be prepared to be shocked, amused and delighted as you hear all about her Tinder tales of "woe" accompanied by a wide variety of music spanning multiple genres (folk/pop to musical theatre).

Mary Hould is a US-born actor, singer, songwriter and storyteller. She's been performing since she could walk and talk! Her most recent home was Seattle, WA, where she performed her Cabaret to great success. Before curating this show, she performed professionally in a variety of theatres and mediums, all over the state of Washington. Mary has also done film, TV, and commercial work. She is a passionate and energetic performer, who strives to make meaningful connections with her audiences and with the communities she performs in.

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Jazz • Running Time: 50 mins
Shaun Acker on Saxophone | Britanny Dilkes on Keys and Voice

Relaxing after an epic weekend at the 2018 Cape Town International Jazz Festival? Join Shaun Acker (sax) and Brittany Dilkes (piano/voice) for a resting-pulse evening of broody, bluesy, husky jazz classics: Summertime, Georgia on my Mind, Temptation and others. Sip some bourbon and wind back into your week with music by Tom Waits, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald and George Gershwin.

Brittany Dilkes is a singer-songwriter pianist who has grown up in Cape Town with a love of blues and jazz. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in jazz voice. Inspired by nature, her song writing has been influenced by natural elements such as the sea, the moon and the stars. Last year she released an album Walking in a Storm that displays her vocal and piano skills through her original material. She has played in many venues around Cape Town including Pianobar and Café Roux, as well as for corporate functions. 

Shaun Acker graduated from Rhodes University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Saxophone performance and composition. He has composed extensively for South African contemporary dance and theatre, with companies such as First Physical and the late acclaimed playwright Reza de Wet. Shaun has performed twice with the South African National Youth Orchestra (2006 and 2011) as principal alto saxophonist, and has also appeared at numerous jazz festivals alongside international stars such as The Beauna Vista Social Club. Recently, he performed various instruments (Sax, flute, clarinet, piano and percussion) in Kardiavale, a cabaret-noir by visual theatre company FTH:K. Shaun lives in Cape Town and freelances as a saxophonist, composer and actor

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Stand Up Comedy • Running Time: 75 mins
Written and performed by Eureka Nkese
Eureka Nkese is one of the brightest rising stars in South African comedy today. Man’s 2 Funny is his third comedy special to tour around the country and will show at Alexander Bar for two nights only. It's a special opportunity to appreciate a stand-up comedy show that delivers hilarious punchlines and an insighful view of South African culture.

Man’s 2 Funny is a comedy special highlighting the amazing talent of one of the funniest working comedians in Cape Town.

All the proceeds of his show on the 30th of March will go to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children in Athlone

Eureka Nkese was recently nominated for a South African Comics’ Choice award.

Eureka Nkese is one of the brightest rising stars in South African comedy. The stand-up comedian has almost a decade of experience performing on stage and on-screen. He has presented a television show on SABC1, performed on Comedy Central Africa and opened for the best comedians in South Africa such as Nik Rabinowitz, Loyiso Gola and Skhumba Hlophe.

Nominated in the Best Newcomer category of the South African Comics’ Choice Awards, Eureka’s style of comedy is described as topical and observational, poking fun at everyday life with jokes that everyone can relate to. A natural storyteller and seasoned performer, Eureka is in high demand as an MC and headliner at comedy shows all over South Africa. Equipped with his infectious laugh and sharp-witted jokes Eureka will sure be a memorable part of your event.

“Eureka Nkese is a rising star on the comedy circuit in Gauteng; with his entertaining cultural observations and social satire. He has a versatile stage presence, with a good mixture of topical and observational humour.” – Sowetan

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Drama • Running Time: 60 mins
Written by Richard Kaplan | Directed by Tara Notcutt | Starring Kai Luke Brummer and Mbulelo Grootboom
Warning: Mature Themes

“A theatrical gem. Five Stars.” Beverley Brommert, the Argus.

“This is a poignant, tender piece of theatre - wryly observed, skilfully crafted, funny and affirming.” Robyn Cohen, The Cape Times.

After sold out performances in September 2017, Selwyn & Gabriel returns to the Alexander Bar.

In the dead of night, Selwyn Aaron Bernstein wakes to find the intruder Gabriel in his home. Something terrible has happened. Gabriel who is at once interrogator, bureaucrat and therapist begins an investigation. “Where were you on the 10th July 2016 at 2.34am when the lights went out?” he asks. “I was asleep,” Selwyn replies.

But was he? What follows is an intriguing inner journey of discovery about regret & real estate, flight & friendship, lies & integrity. And love – always love...

Kai Luke Brummer graduated from UCT in 2016 with a B.A Honours in Theatre and Performance, with distinction in Acting. He was awarded the Ellie Walendorf Prize for best male actor in 2015. He has performed in numerous theatre productions, including The Dead Wait directed by Mdu Kweyama, Ebola directed by Nicholas Ellenbogen, Black Dog/ Inj’enyama directed by Clare Stopford, Gavin Krastin’s Trophy and in (s)kin directed by Mbongeni Mtshali.

Mbulelo Grootboom is a Film, TV and stage thespian. He received a Fleur du Cap award in 2013 for his role in Mike van Graan’s 'Just Business'. He is currently appearing in four shows across the television channels. 

Richard Kaplan is a medical doctor working in the field of HIV research at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. His first play, 'The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner' was performed at the Alexander Bar and the Cape Town Fringe Festival in 2016. 'Selwyn & Gabriel' is his second play.

At the age of 31, Tara Notcutt is one of the most prolific directors of her generation. She is a celebrated independent director and producer, as well as Artistic Director of The Pink Couch, with a repertoire of award-winning and internationally travelling work under her belt. She has a BA in Theatre and Performance, majoring in Theatre Making, from the University of Cape Town. She has won the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award Rosalie van der Gucht Prize for New Directors (2010), and the Baxter Theatre/GIPCA/ Theatre Arts Admin Collective Emerging Theatre Director’s Bursary (2010). She was a member of the prestigious Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab in New York City (2011), and is one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans (2012). Since 2009, Tara has presented works at 45 festivals in 15 cities in 4 countries on 3 continents, but South Africa is her favourite. Her most lauded works include '…miskien', 'Mafeking Road', 'Undermined', 'The Three Little Pigs', and 'Three Blind Mice'. She is also the South African Associate Director for the UK production of 'The Gruffalo', created by Tall Stories, and produced by National Arts Festival Grahamstown. Her most recent project was her 50th show that she directed, an all-female production of 'The Taming of the Shrew', presented at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in February 2018. 

Press & Reviews

  • Tue 5th Sep 2017 ★★★★★ Argus

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One-man Show • Running Time: 50 mins
Directed by Matthew Muller | Starring Cameron Robertson | Written by Greig Coetzee

The premise of the piece is very simple. It’s about men talking about women; their mothers, daughters, lovers and others. Except in the telling these men inadvertently reveal more about themselves than the women concerned’ –Greig Coetzee

This one-man show presents an intimate journey of self-discovery through the stories of four white South African men - a Comrades marathon runner tries to prove to his wife that he cries, a best man and groom make fools of themselves at a disastrous wedding reception, and a man tries to have his final say at his hippie mother’s grave.

Although written in 2000, the play interrogates men’s obsession with and objectification of womens’ breasts that have gone unchanged to this day. The play suggests that these men have lost a crucial connection with the women in their lives and their attempts to reconnect with them, more often than not, results in false perceptions, frustration, animosity and unhealthy obsessions. These characters, however flawed, offer a glimmer of hope that through their mistakes and failures, this generation can learn how to be and make better men.

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Burlesque /Boylesque • Running Time: 60 mins
Presented by Black Orchid Burlesque and featuring King St.Fox, Bon Bon, Diva Disastar, Wolf.Steel and Dear James, as well as guest performing artist - Vita Nova from The Rouge Revue
Warning: No under 18s - for mature audiences only

Black Orchid Burlesque ZA is excited to present “Wo!MAN”, another Gender Bender variety showcase featuring creative performances pieces from some of your favourite burlesque and boylesque performers. This topsy turvy evening will be hosted by the Queen of Bawdy Banter herself, Proff. DD Boobs, and we guarantee you will leave laughing. So come on down and experience the world of DRAG and DRAB. 

"Sometimes, I feel sexy in a slinky dress and lipstick. Sometimes, I feel handsome in a button down and tie. Sometimes, I wear ties with skirts, corsets and cufflinks. I am a gender-bender, and I can bend gender norms to fit my conception of who I am!”

By pushing the envelope of gender conformity, fashion and human spectacle through expression of elaborate, glamorous and often satirical performance art forms, our performers play on topics that are often considered taboo by general social standards. 

What is gender bending?
“A gender bender is a person who disrupts, or "bends", expected gender roles. Gender bending is sometimes a form of social activism undertaken to destroy rigid gender roles and defy sex-role stereotypes. Some gender benders identify with the sex assigned them at birth, but challenge the societal norms that assign expectations of particular, gendered behaviour to that sex. This rebellion can involve androgynous dress, adornment, behaviour, and atypical gender roles.”

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Musical Satire • Running Time: 45 mins
Directed and Created by Christie Hollander | Written by Richard Howard & Christie Hollander | Presented by ReVel Entertainment
Warning: Loud bangs

A popular sports hero accused of murdering her partner, must give the performance of her life to secure her freedom, and YOU the public will decide if she walks or if she hangs. The NETWORK presents Public City, the legal game show that gives justice back to the people. 

Set in the future when the legal system has become an afterthought, public opinion becomes the most valuable commodity. When crime strikes and scandal hits the feeds, it’s Public City who brings the drama to the people. Only the most topical incidents to play out in our courts, ensuring that our viewers get access to truth of the highest quality. Will the victim become the victor? Was their performance hitting all the notes? Your vote could be the difference between life or death. 

Christie Hollander – Director/ Creator

Christie Hollander has over 5 years experience in various positions within the theatre industry; from Resident Creative Director for Funny Girl at the Fugard theatre 2017 to Technical Manager for the National Schools festival 2013-17. She has an Honours in Theatre Making from UCT (2013) and has her own company ReVel Entertainment. Her first work Spectacular, Spectacular, ran for 5 days at the German Club in 2012; and has consulted for productions, Glas ennie Draad 2015 & 16 and Cheers to Sarajevo 2016 & 17. She has a passion for story and believes in the power of performance to transform its viewers.

Lauren Steyn – Fia Rosenberg

Lauren Steyn, graduated in 2008 with a degree in Theatre and Performance at UCT. Nominated for a Fleur du Cap award for her role as Emilia in Geoffrey Hyland's Othello 2008. Steyn had a successful run of a one-woman show, Damage Control written by Amy Jephta and directed by Tara Notcutt. Steyn has also starred in various Artscape theatre productions and has toured Europe as a musician and actress on several solo projects. Her film and television repertoire, includes Simon Verhoeven’s ‘Friend Request’ 2016, ‘The Golden Rule and Quinton Lavery’s ‘Casting Me” 2012, The Great British Story 2015, Dominion (2016) and SAF(2015). She has recently starred alongside renowned Hollywood star Steven Coogan, in Oliver Schmidtz’s Shepherds and Butchers, which released earlier this year. 

Regina Malan – Vicky Florrick/ Jocko Brightson

Regina obtained her BMus at Stellenbosch University, specializing in stage performance with Classical singing as her first instrument. While she has previously done Operas such as Le Nozze di Figaro and Dido and Aeneas, last year she starred in her first three plays, namely Macbeth, Design for Living and Jane Eyre, and first two musicals, The Full Monty at GrandWest Casino and Shadows in Red Light where she originated the lead role. So far in 2018 she's been cast as Iago in the all female cast of Othello : A Woman's Story and starred in the LGBTQ show Because it's okay. Regina also does voice-over work, film, writes plays and composes music, so keep an eye on this one.

Luvo Tamba – Dheki Dlamini/ Melinda Fischer

Luvo Tamba, is a South African actor. singer and dancer. His training includes one year at Arts and Media Access center(amac) as well as 2 years with Magnet Theatre. Some of his performance highlights include Drogon (2008) performed at the Baxter dance festival, Ingcwaba Lendonda(a mans grave) directed by Mandla Mbothwe as well as Inxeba Lomphilisi directed by Mandla Mbothwe and Faniswa Yisa, which featured at Grahamstown Arts festival in 2010. In 2011 he worked on a performance piece called Strand, with Athena Valla which featured at the Infecting the City Festival. In 2014 he played the lead in the production The Died Singing directed by Thando Mthi, which toured to East London, Artscape and Gugulethu. From London to Germany, Austria, Italy and Australia, Luvo has been a part of various international touring companies, some of which include the Magic Flute, Esope Fables, Venus and Adonis and the Rugget directed by Mark Donfolt Meyi. 

Dean De Klerk – Ricky Anderson/ Eli Baker

Dean de Klerk is a Cape Townian singer, dancer and actor with a diploma in musical theatre, drama and advanced modern and tap dancing. Dean is completing his musical theatre teaching qualification through Trinity. He plays classical guitar and has experience in acapella groups all supported by his foundation in music theory from Trinity. One might have seen Dean performing in “Rent” as Mark Cohan (2017), Frederic in “Pirates of Penzance” and as Curtis Jackson in “Sister Act the Musical" 2017 all performed at Artscape. Dean aspires to have a diverse and vibrant career in performing arts and theatre. 

Sibusiso Mxosana - Charlie

Sibusiso William Mxosana, 22 year old born in Queenstown, a small town in the Eastern Cape. He began his arts training at the Lady Grey Arts Academy during which time he completed external examinations through the Royal Academy of Dance and Trinity College London. Upon completing Grade 12, he enrolled for a BMus(Dance) at the University of Cape Town, in his third year he left to pursue a professional career. Theatre credits include : La Traviata, Cape Town Opera (2015). Carmen, Cape Town Opera (2016). A Spartacus of Africa, SANDT National Tour (2016). West Side Story, Fugard Theatre (2017). Funny Girl, Fugard Theatre (2017). King Kong Season 1-3, Fugard Theatre (2017). He is delighted to be taking on the role of Charlie in Public City.

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Theatre • Running Time: 55 mins
Written by Louis Viljoen | Performed by Rob van Vuuren | Designed by Rocco Poole
Warning: Trigger warning: sexual violence
Dangled is an adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s short story Diary of a Madman by mutli-award winning writer Louis Viljoen and performed by multi-award winning actor Rob van Vuuren. A dark psychosexual horror comedy exploring themes of sexual violence, verisimilitude and the creative process, Dangled is the first collaboration between Van Vuuren (The Three Little Pigs, A Dolls House) and Viljoen (The Pervert Laura and The Kingmakers) and promises to disturb, entertain and terrify in equal measure. Dangled is designed by Rocco Poole.

Viljoen describes Dangled as ‘a story about a madman written for one of the maddest men I know.’ Van Vuuren describes Dangled as ‘Shirley Valentine meets Steven Berkoff on tik.’

Press & Reviews

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Dramedy | Adventure • Running Time: 60 mins
Presented by: Vulture Productions | Written, Performed & Directed by Jeremeo Le Cordeur | Choreography by Lee Roodt | Photo Credits Vulture Photography / Warren Meyer
Warning: Strobe lighting | Language: English and Afrikaans

How does Jerry, a shy computer-nerd, wind up inside an interrogation room? In a convoluted tale of action and absurdity Jerry faces shady, larger-than-life characters as he's thrust into dangerous situations. He has to be brave and he has to learn that anyone can be a hero, even a nerd. But it all starts with a mysterious pizza delivery... 

Jerry is an action-packed performance about danger and courage with a storyline that combines pop culture and Le Cordeur’s passion for superhero comics. He skillfully morphs between numerous characters,  making use of physical theatre and unconventional lighting to set the scenes as the crazy story unfolds.

Jeremeo Le Cordeur is a creative soul, born and bred in Wellington. He is a young actor, director, writer, and photographer who graduated from City Varsity with an unstoppable drive and unfaltering commitment to his craft. He is an arts practitioner and founder of Vulture Productions, which he uses as a vehicle to support and create new work. He has been at the helm of many successful productions like 'Dress to Impress', 'RISK', 'February 14th', 'Tannie Dora goes Bos' and 'John'. 

He currently oversees a team of individuals who are responsible for the creative and technical aspects of various arts projects, one of which is The Vulture Photography Project, aimed at showcasing the works of South African theatre practitioners. 

Vulture Productions is an independent production & design platform that has achieved great successes in the Western Cape theatre industry for encouraging the creation of original South African works among directors, theatre-makers, performers, scriptwriters and other creative artists.  

Since founded in 2010, the platform has offered edgy, thought-provoking productions and engaged with diverse audiences through a variety of innovative and educational theatrical experiences. Through the platform, Le Cordeur also guides the work of other artists, ensuring that whatever contributions Vulture Productions receive are well spent on fostering the talents of their contemporaries in the field of performing arts in South Africa.

Lee Roodt is a former Springbok kickboxer. He completed his studies at The independent theatre movement of South Africa (ITMSA) Where he specialised in Shakespeare and Classical Greek. He is currently one of the artistic directors at ITMSA, along with the founder, Tauriq Jenkins.

Social Media: Jeremeo Le Cordeur
Instagram: @JeremeoLC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeremeo.lecordeur
Twitter: @JeremeoLC

Vulture Productions: 
Instagram: @Vulture_Productions
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vultureproductions
Twitter : @Vulture_P
Additional Media Urls: Website: www.vulture-productions.com

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Argentine tango music performance | singing and guitar • Running Time: 60 mins
Alberto Otero | Silvia Otero

The passion and nostalgia of tango, interpreted as only Argentinian porteños can. This music will carry you to a mysterious Buenos Aires which will embrace you in an amazing love affair that will last forever in your memory.

While the universal language of a melancholic and sensual voice evokes and stirs us, a sadness that acknowledges the passing of time, the pleasure of embracing one another leaving you feeling alive in the old and present Buenos Aires with its tales and secrecies. 

Tango is an emotion, a song of the heart as much as the body, as such it requires to be open to the intricacies of an intimate dialogue. Much like the stuff that good relationships are made of.

Silvia and Alberto were born and bred in Buenos Aires, Argentina, sharing their passion for music and life. 

Alberto is an accomplished guitarist from a lineage of guitarist who was involved in tango from a very early age, studied classical guitar and joined the Buenos Aires tango circuit as guitarist with his father playing together for well-known groups and solo tango singers. 

Silvia has been involved as a vocalist with different Argentinian quartets and choirs and is at present member of “The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town” with years of signing experience in different fields.

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blues | folk • Running Time: 60 mins
Written and Performed by Ettienne Smook

Smook Stoic, a poignant songwriter, is a new arrival to Cape Town. His laid-back style and melancholy songwriting reminds of the bygone era of heartfelt folk music, stone-walled jazz bars and, ultimately, simpler, yet more contemplative times. 

Long gone are the days of smoky jazz bars and contemplative crowds. Long gone are the days of Dylan, Rea, and soulful folk. Long gone are the musical voices bemoaning existential crises. For too long the poets and literary pioneers have been silent. Is this really the case? Perhaps a revival is due...

Music nowadays mostly pander to the all-too-human need to escape our thoughts and be rid, if only for an hour or two, of the existential pressures of life. I do things differently, and believe that we need to think long and hard about the influence of art in our lives. 

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comedy thriller • Running Time: 60 mins
Directed by Gideon Lombard | Starring De KLerk Oelofse & Richard Septembir | Musical direction by Gertjie Besselsen | Written by Sjaka S. Septembir | a Swart Septembir production

Who murdered Kobus? What lies behind the murder?

Bal-Oog and Brommel decide to investigate. When Boltjie, Bal-Oog's dog, gets a sniff of something rotten, Bal-Oog and Brommel suddenly find themselves on an adventure filled with laughs and thrills, leading them into the dark underworld of Milnerton. To complicate matters, Bal-Oog is in love with Anja, Kobus’s girlfriend. And what is this mysterious bowl? Is it linked to Kobus‘s murder? Actually Bal-Oog en Brommel just want to enjoy their holiday and make music. Moord in Ixiastraat is Bal-Oog and Brommel's first detective adventure.

Moord In Ixiastraat is a rare event. A South African graphic novel of international standard - Bal-Oog en Brommel’s Moord in Ixiastraat - has evolved into a theatre piece.

Gideon Lombard and Sjaka S. Septembir - the same team that gave life to the acclaimed Nagwandelaars - are back. Giving birth to something magical. Physical Theatre and clowning meet in this detective thriller. 

On top of that we have the rare event of two super talented actors coming together on stage – Richard September en De Klerk Oelofse - which makes for theatre history.

To bring everything to light we have the live on stage music and sounds of Gertjie Besselsen who is well known as the front man of Mr. Cat and the Jackal and who has been involved with many award winning theatre productions.

For more info go to: http://bal-oog.co.za/

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Drama • Running Time: 70 mins
Directed by Chris Weare | Written by Win Wells | Performed by Lynita Crofford and Shirley Johnston | Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French .SAMUEL FRENCH LTD

Gertrude Stein and a Companion tells the story of the incredible relationship between writer Gertrude Stein and her life companion Alice B. Toklas

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Drama • Running Time: 60 mins
Written & Performed by Hlubi Nontlanga

A young man finds himself trapped between financial and academic struggles. He strives to find a balance between the two but the debt that he faces as a result of an unjust system and the manipulators of society becomes too much for him. A pawn in a political game, his dreams and academic success are threatened and shattered. 

Hlubi Nontlanga is an actor, Theatre administrator, writer and director. Hlubi is a graduate at the University of Cape Town after studying theatre and performance specialising in theatre making. Hlubi attained his NQF Level 5 certificate in performing arts at the New Africa Theatre Academy. He has high ambitions of becoming a successful actor, Director and Theatre administrator. He has featured in many theatre productions at The Artscape, the Baxter theatre, the National Arts Festival and Joseph Stone Auditorium in plays like Bendingazi, Finally it rains in the desert, Thabo Mbeki and other nightmares, Canvas, Indonga ziwelene, Only love can mend a broken heart,  He has worked with directors like Clare Stopford, Ntombesizwe Tena, Louse Coetzee, Tsepo wa Mamato, Mbongeni Nomkonwana. He is also a founder and current Artistic Director of Mntam Mbhem Theatre Company (NPO).

Hlubi Nontlanga is currently signed and represented by Jonathan Swart Artists Management.

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Today (Monday)

Live Music Mondays
Live music downstairs
at 8pm

This Wednesday

OMG Quiz Night
21 Mar at 7pm

This Thursday

When in doubt, say darling
22 Mar at 7pm
22 Mar at 9pm

This Friday

When in doubt, say darling
23 Mar at 7pm
23 Mar at 9pm

This Saturday

Rest of March

Smoky Blue
Sun 25 at 7pm
Man's 2 Funny
Stand Up Comedy
Thu 29 at 9pm
Fri 30 at 9pm
Sat 31 at 9pm


Selwyn and Gabriel
Mon 2 at 7pm
Tue 3 at 7pm
Wed 4 at 7pm
Thu 5 at 7pm
Fri 6 at 7pm
Sat 7 at 7pm
OMG Quiz Night
Wed 4 at 7pm
Wed 11 at 7pm
Wed 18 at 7pm
Breasts: a play About Men
One-man Show
Wed 11 at 7pm
Thu 12 at 7pm
Fri 13 at 7pm
Sat 14 at 7pm
Burlesque /Boylesque
Thu 12 at 9pm
Fri 13 at 9pm
Sat 14 at 9pm
Public City
Musical Satire
Mon 16 at 7pm
Tue 17 at 7pm
Wed 18 at 7pm
Thu 19 at 7pm
Fri 20 at 7pm
Sat 21 at 7pm
Shirley Valentine meets Steven Berkoff on Tik. A psycho-sexual horror comedy.Mon 23 at 7pm
Tue 24 at 7pm
Wed 25 at 7pm
Thu 26 at 7pm
Fri 27 at 7pm
Sat 28 at 4pm 7pm
Sun 29 at 4pm
Jerry: An Unconventional Hero
Dramedy | Adventure
Mon 23 at 9pm
Tue 24 at 9pm
Wed 25 at 9pm
Thu 26 at 9pm
Fri 27 at 9pm
Sat 28 at 9pm
The mystery of tango
Argentine tango music performance | singing and guitar
Sun 29 at 7pm


Upstairs with Smook Stoic
blues | folk
Sun 13 at 7pm
Bal-Oog en Brommel: Moord In Ixiastraat
comedy thriller
Mon 28 at 9pm
Tue 29 at 9pm
Wed 30 at 9pm
Thu 31 at 9pm


Bal-Oog en Brommel: Moord In Ixiastraat
comedy thriller
Fri 1 at 9pm
Sat 2 at 9pm
Gertrude Stein and A Companion
Mon 18 at 7pm
Tue 19 at 7pm
Wed 20 at 7pm
Mon 25 at 7pm
Tue 26 at 7pm
Wed 27 at 7pm
Thu 28 at 7pm
Fri 29 at 7pm
Sat 30 at 4pm 7pm


The Deficit
Mon 2 at 7pm
Tue 3 at 7pm
Wed 4 at 7pm
Thu 5 at 7pm
Fri 6 at 7pm
Sat 7 at 4pm 7pm
Sun 8 at 4pm

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