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.

Satire • Running Time: 50 mins
Directed by Kathleen Stephens | Created and Performed by Jazzara Jaslyn and Kiroshan Naidoo | Set and Lighting design by Kiroshan Naidoo

There is only an hour left until the Taking, where life as we know it will end for Marshini and Marshinini. They will be taken to Mars to meet their master, Marsha. As David Bowie says, “Is there Life on Mars?” They say “yes, yes there is”. 

A satirical comedy about an extra-terrestrial cult. 





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Revue • Running Time: 65 mins
Developed and performed by Titilayo Adedokun | Direction by Heike Brunner

50 Shades of Fairytales: the non-political(ly correct) Song Revue (No Zuma, no Trump, no kids….unless you want 'em to grow up to be gun-wielding, lace-wearing feminists. The girls too!”)

We start learning about fairytales and happily-ever-after before we can even walk. Then we grow up. Some of us wonder what ever happened to the fairytales and some of us, well... never believed in them in the first place. This whimsical and quirky song revue depicts the journey of two women (both played by Titilayo Adedokun) who evolve through their personal experiences of love, its challenges and its consequences. A collection of witty and thought-provoking songs that will leave you laughing, crying and oh-so identifying with the characters.

Titilayo Rachel Adedokun was born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA to parents of Nigerian origin. A former Miss Ohio and 2nd Runner-up to Miss America, her talent and experience span different musical genres from classical, musicals and spirituals to jazz, blues and Yoruba music. She is known for her versatility, her range and an unparalleled ability to captivate an audience.

A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Ohio, USA - studying opera by day and singing in a dinner theater by night - she has sung in opera houses and with orchestras all over the world and also performed in Musical Galas with the late Adolph Greene, Betty Comden and Lauren Bacall. As a recipient of the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, she moved to Italy where she studied with Renata Scotto and Vincenzo Manno while, at the same time, collaborated in concerts and CD recordings with the late jazz composer and pianist, Giorgio Gaslini. She was chosen by director Franco Zeffirelli to sing the title role in his production of “Aida” at Teatro Verdi in Busseto, Italy, on the centennial celebration of Verdi’s death. 

She has toured Europe in various productions including as Musetta in “La Boheme”, Kate in “Kiss Me Kate”, soloist in “Night Fever: Die Gala Der Film Musicals” and Billie Holiday in the Jazz Musical "Ella & Billie". She is the featured vocalist of “The Wine & Roses Swing Orchestra” in Munich.She moved from Munich to Cape Town four years ago with her family and is very thrilled to call this beautiful city "home".

Heike Brunner

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa to Austrian parents, Heike grew up speaking German, English and Afrikaans. Having since added French and South African Sign Language (SASL) to her repertoire, she performs in five languages. A graduate of the School of Dramatic Arts at WITS University in Johannesburg, Heike started in television as the writer/presenter of Fabuscopes, a daily, comical horoscope insert on The Breakfast Club on SABC 2. At the same time, she portrayed Angel, the bitch, in the Deaf TV sign-language soap opera Young & Speechless for four years.

Heike lived in London for two years and Paris for a decade. She also spent a lot of time honing her skills in Los Angeles. In 2011, Heike and her family moved to Cape Town, South Africa. Her credits include supporting roles in four feature films, the lead roles in five out of seven short films and a variety of stage plays performed in English, Afrikaans, German or French, as well as stints at the Grahamstown, ATKV, Avignon and Edinburgh Festivals. Heike was the English weather announcer on France 24, France’s 24-hour news channel. In 2007 her blog, Hollywood Reporter won Best Overseas SA Blog.




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Baroque music cross over • Running Time: 55 mins
Presented by the 2018 Cape Town Baroque Festival | Music composed and arranged by Jan-Hendrik Harley | Performed by 'Ensemble Je Ne Comprends Pas' | Jan-Hendrik Harley on violin, guitar and direction | Joshua Frank on recorder and guitar | Mariechen Meyer on double bass | John Pringle on percussion

The 2018 Cape Town Baroque Festival presents ‘David Bowie Reworked’, featuring works from David Bowie’s heyday, conceptually reimagined as baroque compositions. 

The music is arranged by Stellenbosch based composer Jan-Hendrik Harley and performed by Ensemble Je Ne Comprends Pas on original baroque instruments.

Having been dubbed the “Chameleon of Rock” and a master of reinvention, it felt that the only natural approach to an evening of eclectic arrangements in honour of the iconic musician and entertainer David Bowie would be a complete reinvention of his music itself. This is exactly what can be expected from Stellenbosch based composer Jan-Hendrik Harley and Ensemble Je Ne Comprends Pas’s contribution to the 2018 Cape Town Baroque Festival. 

‘David Bowie Reworked’ features works from the musician’s heyday, conceptually reimagined as baroque compositions – a nod to his ability to revamp his music and image so many times over a long and illustrious career. 

The concert will be presented by a quartet of musicians from the ensembles’ ranks: joining Jan-Hendrik Harley (violin, guitar and direction) on stage will be Joshua Frank (recorder and guitar), Mariechen Meyer (double bass) and John Pringle (percussion). The concert will be performed on period instruments, and the Bowie pieces will be alternated with anonymous baroque works that also reflect the recurring themes of angst, fear and alienation in his music, in order to complete the illusion.


Presented by the 2018 Cape Town Baroque Festival. Music composed and arranged by Jan-Hendrik Harley. Performed by 'Ensemble Je Ne Comprends Pas'. Jan-Hendrik Harley (violin, guitar and direction), Joshua Frank (recorder and guitar), Mariechen Meyer (double bass) and John Pringle (percussion).


Jan-Hendrik Harley – Violins/Violas/Guitars/Direction

Jan-Hendrik Harley obtained his Bachelors degree in music from the University of Stellenbosch (BMUS) in 2002, specialising in chamber music, classical guitar and viola. He holds a Masters degree in chamber music with a composition portfolio from the University of Stellenbosch, and a Masters degree in viola performance with early music as related field from the University of North Texas.


Jan-Hendrik is a composer/arranger of classical and popular music, and also freelance as a performing and recording artist. As composer Jan-Hendrik has enjoyed a number of premieres by student and professional groups in Africa, Europe and both Americas, of works ranging from intimate chamber music pieces to electroacoustic- and bigger orchestral pieces. He has done production work on numerous soundtracks and albums, his main focus being orchestration and scoring. Jan-Hendrik is the musical director of the Cape Town based Narrative Ensemble, and the curator and musical director of Ensemble Je Ne Comprends Pas.


Joshua Frank – Recorder/Oboe/Guitar

Joshua Frank is a final-year BMus student at Stellenbosch University, studying recorder with Karin Maritz, oboe with Ioanna Matei, and guitar with Nina Fourie-Gouws. His musical career began at age 6 when he started playing the recorder, after which he picked up the guitar at age 10 and oboe at age 13. He has received numerous masterclasses on all his instruments, from such performers as Maurice Steger, Stefan Temmingh, Carin van Heerden, Dorin Gliga, Goran Krivokapić and Morgan Szymansky. As well as being a principal member of the Stellenbosch University Symphony Orchestra (USSO) under the baton of Dr Corvin Matei, he has previously collaborated with groups such as the Cape Consort and the Stellenbosch University Camerata. He has also performed as a soloist with various groups, including USSO, Camerata Tinta Barocca, the Hugo Lambrechts Symphony Orchestra, Stellenbosch University Camerata and the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra.


Mariechen Meyer – Double Bass

South African bassist Mariechen Meyer started her double bass studies with Peter Guy in Bloemfontein, and graduated cum laude from the University of Stellenbosch in 2011 on a string scholarship under the Dutch pedagogue and performer, Roxane Steffen.

From a young age, she was appointed principal bassist of several orchestras such as the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of South Africa, the World Youth Symphony Orchestra in USA, and the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra.  Mariechen has been invited to numerous international chamber festivals, among which are the International Chamber Festival in Stellenbosch (South Africa), MUSICA MUNDI International Chamber Music Course and Festival for Young Musicians in Belgium, the Stift Festival in The Netherlands, and the Interlochen Summer Camp in Michigan, USA, where she worked with Leon Bosch, Lawrence Hurst, Jack Budrow and Zoran Markovic.

As a soloist, Mariechen has performed with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra (2004) and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (2008).  Currently, Mariechen is pursuing her Doctoral Degree at the University of North Texas in Denton, studying with the world-renowned double bass pedagogue and soloist Jeff Bradetich.  In 2013, she was a winner of the University of North Texas Concerto Competition, second prize winner of the Mid-Texas Symphony Solo Competition and a semi-finalist in the prestigious solo competition if the International Society of Bassists.


John Pringle – Percussion

John L Pringle studied classical percussion under the guidance of Suzette Brits at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, between 2001 and 2004. He is a keen composer of both modern classical and light contemporary music, and has received numerous commissions from classical new music festivals, schools and the film and television industries.

His life long interest in, and study of the traditional music and cultures of the African continent can be heard in all his compositions. This passion and knowledge along with his years of teaching experience as a freelance percussion teacher in the Western Cape, South Africa (since 2003) has led to the compilation of this, his first series of books "Examination Pieces for the Djembe".




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Sat 22nd Sep 4pm: Sorry, sold out

Drama • Running Time: 70 mins
Directed By Matthew Bobbie Stuurman | Performed by Elsabe Viljoen, Dustin Beck , Jesse Frankson, Obed Plaatjes | Written by Obed Plaatjes

Emerging playwright Obed Plaatjes writes a riveting drama with deft strokes of humour, sponsored by NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL. Director Matthew Stuurman carries the vision of the play. A powerful story about how we as a society are stagnating, told through the life of a culturally mixed family. 

A riveting family drama immersed in identity, culture, rejection and poverty.

Sophie tries to keep things together in her home by using her traditional religious methods, but it only serves to suffocate her and her family, Jonathan and David. The secret about how her husband died and the rejection she faces from her family in Worcester, slowly but surely start to affect her psychologically as she grows increasingly delusional about the past and present. The secret begins to unravel when Jonathan starts to question his identity whilst suppressing a secret of his own.

Matthews Bobbie Stuurman

Matthew Stuurman is a diverse bilingual actor (Afrikaans and English) with a strong physical language. He finished four years at UCT (2014-2017). He has performed abroad in both Spain and Germany. He made his professionsal debut on the Maynardville stage in Geoffrey Hyland's 'Twelfth night' as Valentine and Antonio. He toured Germany as part of the company frame walk, and Spain as a performer in 'Judas' - an adaptation of miss Julie. Other notable roles include Agamemnon in Agamemnon, Jerome in ‘Potret’, a musical cast member in ‘Lied Van Die Boeing’, Simon in the provocative play ‘Lilies' and Chris in ‘Rooiland'. In 2018 Matthew was nominated for most promising student at the 2018 Fleur De Cap awards. 

Elsabe Viljoen

Elsabe Viljoen grew up in Durbanville, Cape Town. In 2017 she enrolled for the Hollywood Acting Master Class with D.David Morin in Cape Town. After she finished the course, various opportunities came her way and she was part of 7 films. She played a lead role in a local Afrikaans movie called Blouwyn, a very deep emotional role of a breast cancer survivor who had a double mastectomy and suffering the aftermath of trauma: directed by Johnny Taute and Cindy van Wyk. She acts alongside a well-known veteran actor Albert Maritz.

Elsabe was also part of a fashion film called Love Affair directed by Sam Pegg and Produced by Martez Saporta-Rothuysen. She is also featured in the VW Learner ad currently showing on TV. Elsabe has a hunger to work and enjoys being in front of the camera. She is a fun loving person who is not afraid to go the extra mile. She has always seen herself as an entertainer and she is always growing as a person.

Jesse Frankson

Jesse Frankson is a 23 year old South African who is currently residing in Cape Town. Frankson completed his BA acting degree at City Varsity Cape Town in 2016. In 2017 Frankson made his debut in Twelfth Night at Maynarndville Open Air Theatre as Valentine/Orsinos Men, Directed by Geoffery Hyland . From there he has been involved as a dancer for a Toyota TVC. Most recently Frankson was part of an online Fifa commercial produced by a UK company. Jesse is a solemn yet quirky character who is passionate about his craft. 

Dustin Beck 

Dustin Beck is a widely trained actor and mover. He started his theatre journey in school then found his way to the big physical doors of Magnet Theatre where he underwent physical theatre training with Jennie Reznek and her team. After a year of Magnet Theatre he found himself on the doorstep of UCT drama school and did a 3 year Theatre and Performance diploma. Dustin has also worked with people such as Alfred Hinkle, Jacque Job, Jacque Singer, Amy Jephta, Alex McCarthy, Henry Myln and Mdu Kweyama. He is also the co-founder of KleiSand Theatre Company, which focuses on uplifting communities through theatre and movement . 

Some recent work: SOLDAAT(film) by Amy Jephta, Sara Se Geheim 2 (series), Tjieng Tjang Tjerries(theatre) by Jason Jacobs and Kinnes (theatre) by Chase Rhys. 

Obed Plaatjes

Obed Plaatjes is a comedian, actor and emerging playwright. Obed Plaatjes was born and raised in Athlone. He received Drama training from Cape Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated in 2013 and has gone on to perform in numerous shows and festivals. His most recent shows include Stars wors (Artscape), Butlers and Babysitters (National arts Festival Cape Town fringe and Artscape), No Regrets (Baxter theatre, Zabalaza festival), a self-written piece for which he received the best actor award in the festival. He also did a show celebrating Adam small (Artscape), PANSA taxi theatre(Cape town fringe), Oklahoma (Artcape) and many more. His debut film credit is for a pivotal role in Endless River (Moonlighting films, directed by Oliver Herman). In 2016 he was featured in several episodes of "Suidooster" on Kyknet. 




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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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Improvisational comedy • Running Time: 60 mins

ImproGuise, Cape Town’s oldest and award winning improv troupe present "FAKE PLACE". This hilarious new, fully Improvised format is a homespun tale where a handful of highly skilled improvisers explore a fictional place and play all the loveable and eccentric characters in it. You the audience, provide us with the fictional town or place's name and the improvisers do the rest! Heart-warming and gut- wrenchingly funny.

***** 5 stars     "A wonderful night of delicious entertainment! A delightful breath of fresh air in a world gone looney! "
***** 5 stars     "Hilarious!"
***** 5 stars     "A great night out!"

ImproGuise, Cape Town's longest-running, award-winning, Improv Company have been performing continuously in Cape Town and around the country for the past 25years, bringing you the internationally recognised short form Improv, TheatreSports. They have also introduced audiences to other fabulous Long form improv formats; some that they learned from fellow improvisers across the globe, and some that they invented themselves such as: Superscene, On the couch, Period drama, Improvised Chekov, Tribute, Little Space between, Soapathon, Jam Sandwich, First Kiss, Last kiss, Musical, Naked Improv, The Chair, Stuck in the Middle, Wordplay and their annual Improv fest, to name but a few. They perform and teach at various theatres, schools, corporates and festivals both in South Africa and abroad.




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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
Back by popular demand! Gertrude Stein and companion returns to Alexander bar following a sold out run earlier this year.

This evocative and witty play explores the extraordinary relationship between lifelong partners Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas who rejected the conservative values of middle class America in the early nineteen hundreds and found refuge in the bohemian decadence of Paris… and in each other.   

Stein drew artistic genius to her salon like a magnet, numbering among her close friends Hemingway, Picasso, Matisse, Cezanne, Klee and Scott Fitzgerald among other artists, writers and poets. They regularly gathered at what became known as the ‘Mecca for the modern-minded’ where they inspired each other to create art, drank often, fought often, fell in and out of love… and occasionally indulged in Alice’s hash brownies.  The mystique of the ‘lost generation’ in Paris, a term coined by Stein, serves as a colourful backdrop to a tender and unconventional love story which Wells has woven into an absorbing theatre piece.   

Press & Reviews

  • Tue 19th Jun 2018 Blogs

    "Gertrude was alive in Shirley Johnston. Sassy as all hell, yet vulnerable (as only pioneering artists and change-makers can be)"

    "The two doyens of the South African Stage were magnificent and flawless. A triumph, really."

    "Do go see it. It’s a performance masterclass."   

    A REVIEW: GERTRUDE STEIN AND A COMPANION by SAMANTHA GRAY




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Cabaret • Running Time: 60 mins
Teks deur Louis Roux en geselskap | Regie deur Andrico Goosen | Musiek deur Talita Beyl | Met Elisha Zeeman | Marelize Vijloen en Anoecha Kruger.
Warning: No under 16s

Bo en behalwe die feit dat “Die Konings” die nuutste en hotste ding in die Afrikaanse musiek-industrie is, is hulle boonop besonders talentvol daarby (of so glo hulle).  Met treffers soos “onder by die whiskey bar”, “die Kersfees tossel” en “spuit?” het hulle besluit om die land plat te toer met hulle eerste full blown show “Die Konings”. Bel maar solank vir Ouma en vra of sy die kinders sal babysit, want een ding is seker; liedjies soos “jou lekker tjops maak my honger pops” móét jy eenvoudig live sien.

Op 'n minder ernstige noot: “Die Konings” is 'n werkswinkel kabaret wat trek uit die tradisies van drag kings en improvisasie-komedie. Anoecha Krüger, Marelize Viljoen en Elisha Zeeman gebruik hulle manlike alter-ego’s om 'n skreeusnaakse satire te skep uit seks, geloof, politiek, en alles tussen in. Omdat die gehoor se bydra so belangrik is beloof elke optrede om 'n unieke ervaring te wees.

Louis Roux is 'n Johannesburgse skrywer van toneelstukke, kort fiksie en ironiese sterretekens. Hy hoop om een dag mediese fonds te kan bekostig.

Andrico Goosen is een van die stigterslede van The Loft Puppet Co. en het onlangs klavierlesse opgeneem.

Talíta Beyl werk as ʼn wetenskaplike in Johannesburg, waar sy laat in die middernagtelike ure liedjies komponeer vir kabarette en ander avant-garde eksperimentele teaterstukke.

Elisha Zeeman word beskou as ʼn professionele lesbiër. Haar stokperdjies sluit in: stryk, die Huisgenoot lees en voice notes stuur.

Marelize Viljoen kom van Vredendal (Anna-Mart van der Merwe se geboortedorp).

Anoecha Krüger is die enigste een met 'n legitimate bio.




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Stand-up Comedy • Running Time: 70 mins
Written Directed by Nkosinathi Maki

Moving to Joburg" is Nkosinathi Maki's latest and 3rd one man show offering.
The show is about Nkosinathi's next big move to the City of Gold.

He takes us on a hilarious journey from, why he moved from Cape Town to Johannesburg. In the show he reveals South Africa's biggest ironies and experiences - His 1st time at a Johanneburg strip club, how Coca cola prices its products bakwards. Dstv Advertised on Dstv and Why Donald Trump is the perfect example of why people over the age of 50 should not be on social media.

Nkosinathi Maki has been a Stand-up Comedian since 2011. Nkosinathi organized comedy shows on the 1st month he started performing stand up comedy.

The next venture: Nkosinathi Maki has created an annual comedy festival for the people of Port Elizabeth, the place where it all began for him. The first festival took place in December 2017 and the 2nd annual comedy fest will be taking place in August 2018 over the course of 3 days.

He recently came back from the National Arts Festival where he has his sold out and had a standing ovation on both One man shows “Gluten Free 2016 and Schoolboy 2017”.

Nathi Comedy events are an important part of the ecosystem of the South African comedy industry and his dedication to making sure that comedy is more accessible to young South Africans, is a big reason why this comedian / promoter has made a real impact on the Cape Town Comedy Circuit and is now focusing on the Nelson Mandela Bay.




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Quiz • Running Time: 120 mins

Ghouls and fools and costumes to make you drool.
It's a mixed bag of gory historical trivia and magical food references.
Come dressed up to the nines, or like a cat with your lucky lives
Pumpkin ales to the Prince Charmings, and tequila for the Sassy Seymours - that's if your brain tags along and you know your facts. The entire night is Halloween themed. But don't worry, if it doesn't work out, it's only until 9pm and then like a bad spell - it's gone.





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Performance • Running Time: 80 mins
Written by Rajiv Joseph | Presented BY ARRANGEMENT WITH DALRO (PTY) LIMITED | Directed by Tara Notcutt | Starring Matt Newman and Candice Bernstein

Presented by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited, 

Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries makes it’s South African debut! Directed by Tara Notcutt, Gruesome Playground Injuries will run at The Alexander Bar for a limited run of 9 performances. Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen (Candice Bernstein) and Doug (Matt Newman) intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.

Gruesome Playground Injuries is presented by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited, www.dalro.co.za

"Rajiv Joseph is an artist of original talent."
—NY Times. 

"Irresistibly odd and exciting…This darkly humorous drama is Rajiv Joseph's most satisfying work."
—NY Daily News. 

"This wondrous strange two-hander finds as much humour as horror in the play's bizarre events."
—Variety. 

"Mystical, arresting, and quirkily amusing."
—Washington Post.

Tara Notcutt - Director

Tara 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 work includes …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. 

Matt Newman - Doug

Theatre roles include Frazer in Sweet Phoebe and M in COCK (Alexander Bar Upstairs), Andrew in The Treatment (Theatre Arts Admin Collective), Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew (Southwark Playhouse, London), Tom Snout in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Guildford Shakespeare Company) Robin in Robin Hood (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds) Brad in The Rocky Horror Show (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford) and They’re Playing Our Song (English Theatre, Frankfurt). 

Recent television: Outlander (Starz) The Crown (Netflix) and Our Girl (BBC Television). 

Candice Bernstein - Kayleen

A graduate of William H. Macy and David Mamet’s Atlantic Acting School in New York. New York credits include Rhinoceros (Atlantic),Throwing Your Voice (Atlantic), Never Sleep Alone (Joe’s Pub). TVCs include: Deichmann (Poland), Lays (WW), Tic Tac (UK), AAMI Insurance (Australia) & Fruit Water (Israel). She is elated to make her South African stage debut in Gruesome Playground Injuries.




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Country Rock Band • Running Time: 65 mins
Performed by Rocking Horse | Clive Ridgway on guitar and vocals | Tony Ridgway on vocals and guitar | Barry Buret on vocals and guitar | Julian Mayer on bass | Tony Drake on keyboard | Alwyn Koen on drums

Rocking Horse SA's #1 country rock band perform songs from more than 30 years on the road. Songs and stories that convey the honesty and emotional depth that comes with commitment to and experience of a lifetime dedicated to making authentic music. 

Rocking Horse has a catalogue of songs that span more than 3 decades of performing in pubs, clubs, theaters, open air festivals, radio, television and on record. Band songwriters Clive and tony Ridgway have a vast repertoire of original songs many of which have been covered by some of SA's top recording artists. 

Rocking Horse is a six piece country rock band from the Mother City consisting of Tony Ridgway, Clive Ridgway, Barry Buret, Julian Mayer, Tony Drake and Alwyn Koen.




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Adventure | Comedy • Running Time: 60 mins
Presented by Vulture Productions Jerry, an unconventional Hero | Jeremeo Le Cordeur | Ian van der Westhuizen | Choreography by Lee Roodt Dude, Wa’s my Bakkie? | Jeremeo Le Cordeur | Directed by Dean van der Ventel

Jerry: An Unconventional Hero - Directed by Ian van der Westhuizen 

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...

Dude, Wa’s My Bakkie?  - Directed by Dean van der Ventel 

When Dean September discovers that his vehicle has been stolen, this young driver starts reminiscing. Starting with his 21st birthday, when he received the 1400 Bakkie as a gift, he continues through many endearing bakkie-adventures that capture his first love, heartbreak, road-rage, hijackings and car-theft - all wrapped up in 90’s music and Cape-coloured culture. 

Jerry, an unconventional hero, is an action-packed performance about danger and courage, with a storyline that combines pop culture themes and Le Cordeur’s appetite for superhero comics. He skilfully morphs into numerous characters, making use of physicality and unconventional lighting effects to isolate and define the different scenarios as the story unfolds.

Dude, wa's my Bakkie, is an explorative journey centred around issues of identity, mental and physical wellness, cultural awareness and masculinity in a modern society. The production utilizes projected video and audience participation to enrich the experience, whilst cunningly creating road-safety awareness.

JEREMEO LE CORDEUR is a creative soul, born and bred in Wellington, Western Cape. He is a young actor, director, writer, and arts-photographer who graduated from City Varsity – School of Media and Creative Arts with an unstoppable drive and unfaltering commitment to his craft. He is also the industrious entrepreneur behind Vulture Productions; an independent production & design platform encouraging the creation of original South African works.

In 2009, he joined Fresh Theatre Company, a presenting company specialising in musical theatre, where he performed in Life is Rock N Roll, Love in Cyberspace, and Pinocchio. 

In 2010, he created Vulture Productions, which he uses as a vehicle to support and create South African theatre works. He has been at the helm of many successful productions such as PIZZA’S HERE (2011), I KNOW HOW YOU SCREAMED LAST SCARY MOVIE (2011), and RISK for the 2012 & 2013 National Arts Festival. 

In 2013 he directed February 14th at the Artscape theatre centre and received rave reviews, admiring Le Cordeur as “an energetic and entrepreneurial theatre maker” (Tracey Saunders, Cape Times). In 2014, he directed TANNIE DORA GOES BOS, a play written by Warren Meyer for Artscape’s 8th annual Woman/humanity festival. 

In 2016 he created The Vulture Photography Project, an arts-photography project aimed at showcasing the work of South African theatre practitioners. 

In 2018 he completed a three-month-long residency at Brouhaha international – representing the Artscape Theatre Centre and South Africa within the European voluntary service program, where I am responsible Social media as well as production management. at the Unity theatre – where we showcased over a dozen international performances from Italy, Spain, Martinique, Brazil, Cuba, Portugal, Trinidad and Tobago and South Africa. 

IAN VAN DER WESTHUIZEN got his BADrama degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2015.  In 2018 he directed 2 of the main shows at the USWoordfees, “VER(LOS)” and “ONS”, and starred in the production “DIP-THUNK” with the nominated upcoming actress Lana Scott as Director.  He is proud to say the production “ONS” was nominated for best “Debut production” at the festival. He also took part for a second time in “Uitkampteater” at the KKNK where he acted, directed and wrote his own production with great success.

Ian van der Westhuizen made appearances in a few Afrikaans South African Series, “SARA SE GEHEIM 2”, “FYNSKRIF” and “ONDER DIE SUIDERKRUIS” as examples. He has done voice work for RSG radio dramas and advertisements for Bokradio. The last 2 years he had leading roles in a variation of international advertisements; Nutella, Nintendo switch 2K18, Allianz etc. 

DEAN VAN DER VENTEL studied drama at Northlink College and started his professional acting career in 2004 with a play called RAAK WYS directed by Ivan Lucas. Since then he has performed festivals with productions including BREED directed by Janet Buckland, BLY directed by Gaerin Hauptflesh and STERIEL EN BOETMAN directed by Gideon van Eden. 

Some of his theatre credits include, PRISON CODES directed by Luqmaan Adams, VIETNA LEKKE JY written by Hein Poole, KRISMIS VAN MAP JACOBS directed by Andre Samuels, TANNIE DORA GOES BOS directed by Jeremeo Le Cordeur and DIE SIDEBOARD directed by Albert Maritz. 

His movie credits include DOLLARS AND WHITE PIPES, THE MAN FROM YESTERDAY, DIE STILTE and ELLEN PAKKIES. 

He made his directing debut at the Suidoosterfees in 2017 with a show called AUNTY GABIEBA with Christian Bennet.


LEE ROODT is an actor, voice artist, stand-up comedian and martial artist. The former Springbok kickboxer. He completed his studies at The independent theatre movement of South Africa (ITMSA) Where he specialized in Shakespeare and Classical Greek. He is currently one of the artistic directors at ITMSA, along with the founder, Tauriq Jenkins.

Some of his other theatre credits include NOMMERPAS by Gaerin Hauptflesh, STAAN SAAM by Annemarie Hatting, VIETNA LEKKE JY written by Hein Poole, THE BIRDS by Roy Sergeant, CA 12-6 by Henrich Resenhoffer, QUIET VIOLENCE OF DREAMS directed by Fatima Dyke and KRISMIS VAN MAP JACOBS directed by Andre Samuels. 

His Screen credits include NOEM MY SKOLLIE, SARA SE GEHIEM 2, SUIDOOSTER, ABC’S OF KINGS AND PROPHETS and BBC’s JAMILLAH AND ALADDIN. 

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 amongst 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 collaborates with other artists, ensuring that whatever contributions they receive, is well spent on fostering the talents of their contemporaries in the field of performing arts in South Africa.




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Musical Comedy • Running Time: 60 mins
Directed by Nathalie Vijver | Written by Louise Newman | Performed by Lee van Der Merwe, Chané Otto and Louise Newman

After a sold out run, The Good the Bad and the Fugly are back by popular demand!

Inspired by true South African stories that seem too ridiculous to be true, The Good, The Bad and The Fugly explores social interactions behind the safety of our screens. Three women, three social media accounts and three times the drama. A tongue-in cheek musical comedy exposing all the hilarious consequences of online personas, strong opinions and bad behaviour. This production showcases the good, the bad and the downright ugly and gives us all an opportunity to laugh at ourselves. The Good, The Bad and The Fugly sets out to embody the complexities of being a South African in today’s social networking fiasco. #nofilter

Nathalie Vijver graduated from UCT with an Honours degree in Drama in 1999 and has been the Head of Drama at the Cape Academy of Performing Arts for the past 13 years, lecturing and directing students of the tertiary full-time course. She is also the Director of the Nathalie Vijver School of Drama which operates as a vocational day school at the CAPA Studios. She has directed CAPA Drama Productions, ‘Fight Sin’ (2007), ‘Kissing Frogs’ (2008/2009), Razor Tongue (2010), collaborated with the Cape Dance Company in 2010 to create the ‘The Devil’s Company’ for the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. More recently Nathalie Vijver has been co-directing with Debbie Turner in CAPA’s school productions, ‘Bittersweet’ (winner of Standard Bank Ovation award at the National Arts Festival in 2013),‘Between the Lines’ (2014) for the National Arts Festival and the Cape Town Fringe, ‘Jilted’ (2015), ‘Chasing Shadows’ (2016) and ‘Ellipses’ for the National Arts Festival and the Cape Town Fringe (2017). In 2016 Nathalie directed ‘Wait’ at the Alexander Bar which was written and performed by Raine Waring. Nathalie is resident Dramaturge for the Cape Dance Company and has worked with Jose Agudo on ‘A Thousand Shepherds’ (2016/2017) and with CAPA graduates Mthuthuzeli November and Lee van der Merwe on their new work ‘Sun, The Rite of Passage’ which premiered in November 2017 in the Cape Dance Company’s season at the Artscape Theatre. Louise Newman, a singer, song-writer, voice-over artist and performer in Cape Town, was a student from the ages of 5 to 19 at the Cape Academy of Performing Arts, receiving training in dance, drama and vocals. Thereafter Louise transferred to AFDA in order to focus on her career in music, where she graduated (Cum Laude) in 2016. Louise won the award for Best Music Performance at the AFDA Experimental Festival and Best Music Performance at the AFDA Graduation Festival in 2016. Louise was also awarded Top 3rd Year Music Student at AFDA in 2016, as well as Top 2nd Year Music Student at AFDA in 2015. Louise has performed in 'It Is What It is' (2017) at the AFDA theatre as well as 'Uncle Vanya' (2017) directed by Chris Weare. Louise has also performed in numerous productions at the Artscape Theatre as well as the Grahamstown National Arts Festival including ‘Bittersweet’ (2014) ‘Between The Lines’ (2014), both of which were directed by Debbie Turner and Nathalie Vijver. Lee van der Merwe graduated from the Cape Academy of Performing Arts full-time programme with distinction in 2016. During her studies, Lee performed in many CAPA productions at the National Grahamstown Arts Festival as well at the Artscape Theatre and Baxter Dance Festival. She then went on to write, produce and co-perform the physical theatre play, ‘Laced’ which, after a highly successful premier at the Alexander Bar, toured to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 2017. She has been a member of the Cape Dance Company for the past 6 years performing in numerous theatres and festivals around South Africa. Lee recently choreographed and performed a solo dance work in the Awaji Art Circus International Arts Festival, Japan, and then went on to perform in the pioneering, Fleur De Cap nominated, Immersive Theatre production, ‘Immortal’. Lee is currently performing in the Fugard Theatre’s production of ‘West Side Story’ at the Artscape Opera House. Chané Otto hails from sleepy Sedgefield on the Garden Route. Having started dancing at the tender age of 7, she was drawn to the bright lights of the Mother City in 2010, where she began to set about pursuing her lifelong performing dreams, taking up a course of study at the prestigious Cape Academy of Performing Arts. During her three years at CAPA, Chané performed various lead and ensemble roles in a range of dance and theatre productions at the Masque Theatre in Muizenburg, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival and at Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. Having graduated from CAPA with a distinction in the bag in 2012, Chané has appeared in a number of roles in children’s theatre with AREP:Theatre for Life, site-specific theatre with Yellow Glove Productions, TV commercials, local TV series (Die Byl - Kyknet) and musical theatre. Chané is also a voice over artist and enjoys exploring creative choreography.




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world | acoustic | Hang instrument • Running Time: 40 mins
Marco Selvaggio on the very rare hang instrument

Marco Selvaggio from Italy will perform with his hang - the rarest instrument in the world - for a special night of magic music.

Marco Selvaggio is an artist that has been playing all around the world for 10 years touring with his hangs. He has released 2 albums: "The Eternal Dreamer" (Waterbirds Records) and Aether (T-Lab Revolution) and 5 EPs. 




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Tomorrow (Wednesday)



This Thursday


Marsha: The Beginning of the End
Satire
20 Sep at 7pm 9pm

This Friday


50 Shades of Fairytales
Revue
21 Sep at 7pm

This Saturday


David Bowie Reworked
Baroque music cross over
22 Sep at 4pm
50 Shades of Fairytales
Revue
22 Sep at 7pm

This Sunday


50 Shades of Fairytales
Revue
23 Sep at 7pm
David Bowie Reworked
Baroque music cross over
23 Sep at 9pm

Rest of September


50 Shades of Fairytales
Revue
Mon 24 at 7pm
Thu 27 at 7pm
Fri 28 at 7pm
Sat 29 at 7pm
Sun 30 at 7pm
Vrou van orde
Drama
Mon 24 at 9pm
Tue 25 at 9pm
Wed 26 at 9pm
Thu 27 at 9pm
Fri 28 at 9pm
Sat 29 at 9pm
OMG Quiz Night
Quiz
Wed 26 at 7pm

October


ImproGuise presents: FAKE PLACE
Improvisational comedy
Thu 4 at 7pm
Fri 5 at 7pm
Sat 6 at 7pm
Gertrude Stein and A Companion
Drama
Mon 8 at 7pm
Tue 9 at 7pm
Wed 10 at 7pm
Thu 11 at 7pm
Fri 12 at 7pm
Sat 13 at 7pm
Mon 15 at 7pm
Tue 16 at 7pm
Wed 17 at 7pm
Thu 18 at 7pm
Fri 19 at 7pm
Sat 20 at 7pm
Die Konings
Cabaret
Mon 22 at 7pm
Tue 23 at 7pm
Wed 24 at 7pm
Thu 25 at 7pm
Fri 26 at 7pm
Sat 27 at 7pm
Why not socialism?
Comedy
Mon 22 at 9pm
Tue 23 at 9pm
Wed 24 at 9pm
Mon 29 at 9pm
Tue 30 at 9pm
Wed 31 at 9pm
Moving to Joburg
Stand-up Comedy
Thu 25 at 9pm
Fri 26 at 9pm
Sat 27 at 9pm
Halloween Quiz Night
Quiz
Wed 31 at 7pm

November


Why not socialism?
Comedy
Thu 1 at 9pm
Fri 2 at 9pm
Sat 3 at 9pm
Gruesome Playground Injuries
Performance
Mon 5 at 9pm
Tue 6 at 9pm
Wed 7 at 9pm
Mon 12 at 9pm
Tue 13 at 9pm
Wed 14 at 9pm
Thu 15 at 9pm
Fri 16 at 9pm
Sat 17 at 9pm
Rocking Horse | Highway Songs
Country Rock Band
Sun 18 at 7pm
Double Feature | Jerry, an unconventional Hero | Dude, wa’s my Bakkie?
Adventure | Comedy
Mon 19 at 7pm
Tue 20 at 7pm
Wed 21 at 7pm
Mon 26 at 7pm
Tue 27 at 7pm
Wed 28 at 7pm
Thu 29 at 7pm
Fri 30 at 7pm
The Good, The Bad and The Fugly
Musical Comedy
Thu 22 at 9pm
Fri 23 at 9pm
Sat 24 at 9pm
Thu 29 at 9pm
Fri 30 at 9pm

December


The Good, The Bad and The Fugly
Musical Comedy
Sat 1 at 9pm
Test Show
testing
Mon 31 at 3pm

January 2019


Marco Selvaggio
world | acoustic | Hang instrument
20 Sun 7pm at 7pm

February 2019


Ticket Preserve
None
27 Wed 12am at 12am

December 2019


Test Show
testing
1 Sun 5pm at 5pm

January 2020


Season Ticket
None
1 Wed 12am at 12am

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