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.

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

  • Wed 10th Oct 2018 Weekend Special

    "Lynita’s Alice is solid and terse and grumpy and witty. She is also entirely transformed from her usual blonde and sexy self."

    "Shirley’s Gertrude is expansive and cheeky and bold and lyrical. Her warmth and sparkle radiate from her."

    "I loved them. I loved the characters and I loved the performers playing them."

    "I am seldom jealous of beautiful scripts, but this one made me wish I had written it."

    "Chris Weare is in his element here as a director. His control, pace, vision and even quirky humour is evident in this hour-long delight."

  • Fri 7th Sep 2018 The Cape Robyn blog

    "Shirley and Lynita– under the precise direction of Chris– conjure up the feisty spirit, acerbic wit of Gertrude and Alice."

    "Crofford is stylish and chic as Alice and she captivates the feisty Gertrude in front of our eyes."

    Review of Gertrude Stein

  • 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."   


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Sat 20th Oct 7pm: Sorry, sold out

comedy thriller • Running Time: 75 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

Based on the Graphic Novel "Bal-Oog en Brommel: Moord In Ixiastraat", this hilarious detective story is told in comic book style that will take you on an exciting roller-coaster journey with the lovable duo of Bal-Oog and Brommel.

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 – which leads them into the dark underworld of Milnerton.

This show has received standing ovations across the country, touring the Woordfees (Stellenbosch), KKNK (Oudtshoorn), Alexander Bar and the Vrystaat se Kunstefees (Free State). They will be return from Aardklop (Pochefstroom) the day before they open in Cape Town at the Alexander Bar for a second successful run.

Directed by award-winning Gideon Lombard (Die Reuk van Appels, ...miskien, The View, Suidooster) and stars Richard September (Rooivalk, Rondomskrik, Marat/Sade) as Brommel and De Klerk Oelofse (Liewe Heksie: Flower Power, Na-aap, Balbesit) as Bal-Oog, with live music by Gertjie Besselsen (Slegs Vir Almal, Die Vlammende Fez, Die Storm). Text by actor, writer, director and producer. Sjaka Septembir (SKOP!, Marat/Sade, Nagwandelaars)

"The craziest, best thing ever!" - Marchelle van Zyl, Krit

"It felt to me Tarantino had come to the theatre!" - Herschelle Benjamin, VultureMedia 

"The result (Bal-Oog en Brommel as Theatre show) is incredible and the fact that it is in Afrikaans isn't at all a barrier for non-first-language speakers." - Mandy Watson, Brainwavez.

This show has received standing ovations across the country, touring the Woordfees (Stellenbosch), KKNK (Oudtshoorn), Alexander Bar and the Vrystaat se Kunstefees (Free State). They will be return from Aardklop (Pochefstroom) the day before they open in Cape Town at the Alexander Bar for a second successful run.

Based on the Graphic Novel "Bal-Oog en Brommel: Moord In Ixiastraat", this hilarious detective story is told in comic book style that will take you on an exciting roller-coaster journey with the lovable duo of Bal-Oog and Brommel. 

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 – which leads them into the dark underworld of Milnerton.

Visit one of the Bal-Oog en Brommel websites www.bal-oog.co.za  or  www.moordinixiastraat.co.za

Press & Reviews

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Film Screening • Running Time: 60 mins
Shnit Worldwide

Shnit Worldwide Shorfilmfestival presents an explosive Short Film Experience like no other. In its ninth year in South Africa, we return to The Labia Theatre, Pulp Cinema in Stellenbosch, Alexander Bar and Bertha Movie House in Khayelitsha, with special screenings at the Zeitz MOCAA. 

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Downstairs Live Music Session | Soul, Funk, Contemporary • Running Time: 60 mins
Sean K

Sean K , a musician from Namibia is in town. Well known in the Namibian music scene, Sean K is spreading his wings across borders and promoting his album "Status Updated" which was released earlier this year. He will be performing songs from the album as well as other popular songs.
Note that this event takes place in the bar downstairs. Please pay-what-you-will to the artist.

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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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Live music downstairs • Running Time: 60 mins
Plumsong | Created and perfromed by Sharyn Seidel and Dara Beth

Catch Plumsong, the stellar mother-daughter duo that promises a killer repertoire and kickass voices, with music to dance or dine to.

Formed in 2011 by Sharyn Seidel and her daughter Dara Beth, Plumsong is a swing/jazz/pop/cabaret duo which performs at venues and functions across Cape Town, singing songs from the 1940s right up to 2018!

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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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Drama • Running Time: 60 mins
Written and Directed by Wynne Bredenkamp | Featuring Sarah Potter, Margot Wood, Emma Kotze & Andrew Laubscher
Warning: Mature Themes

From the creator of multi-award winning Salt, comes a new adult production, At the Edge of the Light, which brings alive a delicate familial story of loss, perception and the consequences of inherited behaviours. Amidst a stormy night, Girl finds herself at the threshold of the last safe place she knows, hoping to find solace in the grandmother she remembers from her childhood. Instead, Gran has shut herself away, scared of the noises in the dark, suspicious of the knocks on the door and terrified of the things that lie just at the edge of the light...

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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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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: 90 mins
ProVeg South Africa

Join us for a fun evening of food, drinks and did-you-knows at Alexander Bar, as part of the SA Vegan Challenge this October! Don't worry, there's no need to be a vegan know-it-all to win cool stuff, there'll be spot prizes too! We'll announce the awesome prize hamper and spot prizes soon 🙂 Stay after the quiz to enjoy drinks and vegan specials.

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Contemporary Celtic • Running Time: 50 mins
Concept, script and all songs by Christine Weir | Rayelle Goodman on violin | Leon Oosthuizen on accordion | Matt Weir on bass | Duncan Robinson on acoustic guitar | Skhura Mhlauli on percussion

From the amazing musicians who brought Christine and the Kilts to the stage, this time they explore the spiritual similarities between the African and Celtic cultures as told through Christine's songs. Expect to be thrilled by outlandish tales of the life before life, of poltergeists and of signposts from the world of dreams. Christine Weir with Matthew Weir, Rayelle Goodman, Leon Oosthuizen, Skhumbuzo Qamata and Duncan Robinson.

This is a debut, first time ever performance. We welcome a meet up with the audience after the show to hear their thoughts and suggestions.

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Dystopian Sci-fi Dramedy • Running Time: 50 mins
Directed by Claire-Louise Worby | Written by Candice van Litsenborgh | Performed by Candice van Litsenborgh | Presented by Canned Rice Productions

Newly qualified REAL PERSON, operator 357, is having a bit of difficult day, which is unusual, because nobody has difficult days anymore. You're not allowed to... 

When the world went fully digital, the headache of having to deal with rude, incompetent and unfriendly people became a thing of the past. Now, strangers who may want to inflict an opinion on you are heavily monitored, as they should be. Citizens who work toward self-improvement are rewarded, and there's nobody better to help you be better than a REAL PERSON. 

Real Person Inc. is Candice van Litsenborgh's sixth show for Canned Rice Productions, having previously produced/written Understudy Blues, From the Heart, Vacancy, Court and Sasolburg: Common Birds of South Africa. She has been a regular on South African and international stages for 21 years. Previous shows include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Annie, Sweeney Todd and Little Shop of Horrors. She is a 3 time Fleur Du Cap nominee, Naledi nominee and Broadway World SA Best Lead Actress and Best Supporting Actress winner. 

Claire-Louise Worby grew up in Sante Fe, New Mexico before moving to London to train at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. She then kicked of her career in Los Angeles before making the move to Cape Town. On South African stages, she played Betsy/Lindsey in the Fugard's productions of Clybourne Park (Broadway World SA Best Actress in a Leading Role) and Jen/Tawny in Court (Broadway World Best Supporting Actress). This is Claire-Louise's second time as the director of a Canned Rice show, having previously handled the silent clowning drama, Vacancy. 

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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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Indie Folk | Dreamfolk • Running Time: 60 mins
Mischa Dreamfolk | Keren Lindley

Acoustic folk singer-songwriter Keren Lindley is joined by Mischa Dreamfolk for an evening of storytelling and songs about love, acceptance, friendship and growing.

Keren Lindley is an Acoustic/Folk singer-songwriter from Cape Town.  Having spent the last two years in London performing at some of the city’s greatest live music venues, Keren is back home to continue her career. Her influences include Tracy Chapman, Fleetwood mac and L.P, her Intricate melodies and soulful lyrics are beautifully woven together to share stories of Love, Acceptance and individuality.  

Mischa uses the term 'Dreamfolk' to describe her atmospheric, storytelling approach to music and songwriting. She is best known for her cover of Peggy Lee's Fever with French producer Joachim Pastor and her songwriting influences are Vashti Bunyan, Leonard Cohen and Sufjan Stevens. Her songs are about growth, sorrow and friendship and carry within them a golden thread of hope.

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Tragicomedy • Running Time: 55 mins
Performed by Cintaine Schutte | Written as "Last Rounds" by Tara Notcutt, developed with Rebecca Makin-Taylor | Translated by Amy Jephta

It's 2am. The barman has called last rounds. The Romantic sits in the corner, stirring her whiskey with a straw, watching the door, waiting for him to arrive... "Half Leeg" features Cintaine Schutte, who's just a girl, waiting in a bar, for.... well, that's the question. It is an Afrikaans translation of "Last Rounds", originally created with Rebecca Makin-Taylor. 

Dis 2 uur. Die kroegman het laaste rondtes geroep. Die Romantikus sit in 'n donker hoek, roer haar whiskey met 'n strooitjie, hou die deur fyn dop. Sy's maar net 'n meisie wat in 'n kroeg sit en wag... Wag vir iets wat, besef sy, dalk nie gaan kom nie... Terwyl sy wag, herroep sy die aand, die aand wat haar tot op hierdie punt gelei het: die verskriklike bachelorette, die ander vrou, en die die besef dat die man van haar drome dalk nie alles is wat hy sê hy is nie. Half Leeg gooi 'n blik op liefde, whiskey en goeie musiek; dis 'n skerp en snydende kyk na mans, vroue en eensaamheid. 

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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."

"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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Burlesque • Running Time: 65 mins
Created by Scar-lit Hearts, Jezzy Belle & The Velvet Letter | Stage Kitten Statuesque & LeStat | Guest Acts are Penny Pin up, Baby Ray, Sylvia von Syren and Lady Magnolia
Warning: Nudity | Live snake

Ménage à Trois is a new, boundary pushing, performance event celebrating everything that is risque and taboo about burlesque. From the erotic to the political, Menage a Trois provides a space for performers and audiences to revel in the provocative, the piquante and the progressive. Three of Cape Town’s favorite burlesque babes (with a few extra special guest stars) bring you magnificent new acts to dazzle and delight.

Meet the creators:

Scar-lit Hearts is sizzling, sultry and oh so seductive, a mesmerizing contradiction of sweet cheekiness and blistering sexuality. As one of Cape Town's most illustrious burlesque artistes, Scar-lit Hearts is a master of the art of strip-tease. Catch her dancing each night... If you dare.

Jezzy Belle, Burlesque Artiste is the saucy siren of Cape Town Burlesque scene, her silken voice will enthrall and ensnare you like the sailors of old. But don’t be fooled, her voice is not her only appeal. This curvy Queen owns every stage she graces with her unique combination of old-world charm and sizzling sexuality. She entices as she seduces, her cheeky smiles luring you through her lashes as she bumps and grinds her way into your… um… hearts. Catch her each night ... if you ask nicely.

Well known for putting the talon into talented, The Velvet Letter returns to the boards with magnificent new acts and an insatiable appetite for sensation. Raucus, irreverent, playful: a riot from the first sparkle to the final punchline. On stage every night and looking forward to meeting the brave folks in the front row.

Meet our kitten:

Statuesque, mature and gorgeously curvaceous, the Red Baroness knows what she wants, when she wants it, how she wants it and who she wants it from! Thehe sway of her hips and shimmy of her bosom could mesmerize any audience.

LeStat is a sensual serpentine gentleman whose curves will hug yours. Called cold-blooded by many, the glide of his touch and a hiss on your hand produce heated thrills never felt before!

(A stage kitten is an essential part of any burlesque show - someone has to gather the saucy bits once we've stripped out of them!)

Meet the guest performers:

Thursday's guest artist Penny Pinup: 

A little bitchy, a lotta sassy, with a sizzling new act.

Friday's guest artist Baby Ray:

This delightful burly beauty will both enchant and excite you with her spell-bound smile and ready-to-eat charm. Her fabulous mix of both classic and playful burlesque will have you writhing in sensual anticipation and leave nothing but the sweetest of tastes on your tongue as she unveils a new performance.

Saturday's guests Sophia Von Syren and Lady Magnolia!

Join us for the climax of our first production - double the trouble with two guests and a complimentary glass of bubbles included in your ticket price;)

Miss Sophia Von Syren stays true to the essence of burlesque – the tease. She seduces the imagination with a sultry wink, a mischievous smile, a dash of wicked and a thrust of brazen. Brace yourselves for the uncensored version of her glorious pearl act!

Radiating old world elegance and charm, Lady Magnolia Burlesque Artist embodies the goddess of love and sensuality. With effortless grace, she weaves her magic, reminding us all that goddesses do not rule the world, they are the world. Bringing a delightful new act, created specifically for this show.

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Performance Art, Dance • Running Time: 60 mins
Presented by Black Orchid Burlesque S.A. | Sizzling and Risqué Performances by: BON BON | BETTY BEHAVE | SOPHIA VON SYREN | DEAR JAMES and more!
Warning: no under 18s

Let's turn it up and make it rain for some of Cape Towns hottest Burlesque and Boylesque Artistes as they give a little Extra for this scandalous shimmy shake down.

It's a real hoot, with performances that promise to be seductively Savage to get you LIT AF. 

Ain't no hot messes here,  just Legendary devilment and gaieties galore for our sinsational #sundaybumday celebration of the art of tease. Find your favorite dress and book that babysitter for a night of fun and feathers! YOLO!

Why come to a burlesque show? 

"Well, I hate tushies and self empowering displays of artistic expression", said no one ever! Our guys have Swag,  and the ladies are Phat, so come on down and get Woke!

Find your favorite dress and book that babysitter for a night of fun and feathers! YOLO!

*Black Orchid Burlesque, tastefully tittilating South Africa since 2007!*

Black Orchid proudly brings you another showcase of Cape Town's TOP professional burlesque and boylesque Artistes.  Celebrating 10 years of formalised Burlesque in South Africa,  these producers focus on freedom of expression and character driven shows.

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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. 


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. 


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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Musical theatre • Running Time: 70 mins
Performed by Cat Simoni and Alan Glass | Directed by Paul Spence | Written by Alan Glass, Cat Simoni and Paul Spence

A new romantic musical comedy about 'Club D' (Divorce!) 

Carl, a divorced, eccentric Cape Town psychologist and frustrated songwriter, meets his new client Jo, an angry, depressed singer going though a difficult divorce. Jo sings at The Manhattan, a Waterfront club. Their therapy session is not run of the mill as they use songs (both original and covers) to unpack the complexities of their lives.Couch and a Piano, recently enjoyed a highly successful debut run at Theatre on the Square in Joburg.

During his divorce, Alan Glass wrote a full-length musical with grammy nominated American jazz pianist John Fresk about divorce called That’s All We Have Time For. The musical is due for production in 2019. Four of the original songs from the musical have been included in A Couch and a Piano.

The songs in 'Couch and a Piano!' are a rich mix of Alan Glass & Cat Simoni originals - and popular classics. Each song relates to a different aspect of the emotional divorce spectrum.

Cat Simoni (Ritz, Dorchester; London) is regularly seen at Theatre-On-The-Square in entertaining productions devised by Paul Spence such as 'Cat Sings Ella!' (The story of Ella Jane Fitzgerald), 'Cat Sings Judy!' (the story of Judy Garland), 'Beautiful Barbra!' and in jazz concerts with the Tony Yoko Jazz Quartet: 'Christmas and All That Jazz!' and 'London's Jazz Cat & her Boyz'.

Alan Glass, composer of the ever-popular 'Beautiful Creatures' was last seen in the popular musical comedy hit show 'Not the Midnight Mass'.

Paul Spence spent seven years with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has directed and acted in productions from London to Belfast, Edinburgh to Copenhagen and Vienna to Tokyo. 

How can you mend a Broken Heart?
Just like this - with a Couch and a Piano!

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Performance • Running Time: 50 mins
Directed and written by Andi Colombo | Concept by Russell Crous and Andi Colombo | Performed by Kathleen Stephens and Russell Crous | Sound Design by Naledi Majola and Andi Colombo

'AMES' takes place in a post-cyberpunk Cape Town, where humankind has been reduced to a few surviving individuals in small groups, scattered across the desolated landscape. In a storeroom of a laboratory, sheltered from the elements, Amy and Roald try to survive, come to terms with what has happened, and to figure out the answer to the most pertinent question of all: how do they keep their succulents alive?

AMES is the creation of emerging theatre-maker Andi Colombo (PAN., Like Hamlet), and stars Kathleen Stephens (Shakespeare in Love, Like Hamlet) and Russell Crous (Outlander, The Widow, The Escape Room).

Andi Colombo

Andi Colombo completed her degree (honours equivalent) in Theatre Making at the University of Cape Town in 2017. 

Andi considers herself fortunate to have been involved in technically operating, lighting designing and stage-managing many productions over the last few years. Andi’s 2017 Theatre Making final piece, PAN. was included in the New Voices Festival on UCT’s Hiddingh Campus in December 2017, and was presented as part of the Zabalaza festival at the Baxter Theatre in March 2018, where it won the categories for Best Script and Best Supporting Actor, and was nominated for Best Direction, Best Actress and Best Production. Most recently, she performed in a body-focused exploration called Fill, and wrote and performed in Like Hamlet, a play directed by Kanya Viljoen.

Kathleen Stephens

Kathleen Stephens debuted her acting career in the production of People Beneath Our Feet in 2016 directed by Blythe Linger and Katya Mendleson. Since then she has gone on to star in Wessel Pretorius’ I Love You Sally Field, Dara Beth’s Nasty Womxn, and Jon Keevy’s Single Minded and The Underground Library, which was the first recipient Fleur du Cap award for Best Children’s Theatre Production. This year Kathleen has been seen on the Maynardville stage as Lucentio in the first all-female South African production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew directed by Tara Nottcutt. She performed in Pretorius’ Fotostaatmasjien which debuted at Woordfees Festival and KKNK. She worked on Like Hamlet directed by Kanya Viljoen and recently finished performing in Fugard’s return season of Shakespeare in Love.  

Russell Crous

Russell Crous is an actor based in Cape Town, South Africa. 

With a degree in the arts, Russell has put it to good use in international film and television; appearing as Second Mate Baxley in Starz’ Outlander Season 3, and as Charlie in Danger Room (2019, Columbia Pictures). He is also set to appear in The Widow, which features Kate Beckinsale, Charles Dance and Alex Kingston. 

Russell studied at AFDA, in Cape Town, and graduated with his degree in Live Performance. While there, he had the opportunity to hone his screen-craft in a number of student films, as well as learn a little theatre, featuring in “Lovborg’s Women” created and directed by Chris Weare, as well as “Rainshark” written by Neil McCarthy and directed by Alex McCarthy. This actor can also be seen in National Geographic’s “No Man Left Behind” and “Origins: The Journey of Humankind”. He has done two episodes of American Monster and can be seen in adverts for Lays, Tony Card and LG. 

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Musical Performance - Singer Songwriter Pianist • Running Time: 60 mins
Written and performed by Chantal | Directed by Godfrey Johnson
Warning: No under 13s

Chantal creates musical moments in which worlds unfold and characters evolve, telling stories about being human.  Chantal’s pianistic style could be likened to Tori Amos; her lyricism evokes Suzanne Vega; and her voice similar to that of Amy Lee from Evanescence. The flavour, however, is all Chantal…a solo act, a woman, singer, writer and pianist, walking her own path; musically colouring outside the lines and crafting her own soundscape.

In her rich storytelling, Chantal writes about your neighbourhood and everyday experiences. What is the story behind that woman’s scars? What is the point of anger? What does life feel like after a fire? The infinite and mysterious: strength of spirit, dreams, ghosts, death.  The nature of the world: freedom, war, hope, healing this world; and the intimate: relationships, betrayal, and love. It’s all personal; it’s all political.

Chantal is her own musician, and the piano is an adventure.   “A chord unplayed can hold an audience longer than a crashing rock power-chord.” Faced with the infinite number of choices offered by 88 keys, Chantal puts the piano to work in a different way for each song, with tailored chords, unique and compelling arrangements, daring manoeuvres and gentle pulses.  Chantal creates her own melodies and counter-melodies, blending piano, voice, and rhythm to create colourful imagery generating a sense of vulnerability with an edge. Her powerful new album ‘Scars’ is now available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide – main links at https://www.chantalsmusic.com/ 

The show is directed by Godfrey Johnson - one of South Africa’s leading performing artists, with a singular reputation as a Cabaret Artist, Composer, Writer and Director with multiple Fleur du Cap nominations and awards.

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Dramedy • Running Time: 45 mins

A heartfelt and light-hearted look at Amelia’s journey through heartbreak and coming to terms with a history of family disease. A 45 minute multi-media dramedy that whisks you between fantasy and reality.  Amelia intertwines trauma, happiness and the banal as tightly as real life does. Each traumatic event trickles into the rest of her experience as she recounts each memory in the hopes of never truly allowing herself to forget. 

A Frikken Playhouse production put together by an all female team. Three young creatives hoping to keep creating meaningful work and stretch their performance muscles on a regular basis. We hope to go on to translate and perform this piece in a number of languages; exploring how the text sits within a multiplicity of bodies, languages and cultures.

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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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Jazz | Cabaret • Running Time: 60 mins
Vocals by Marié du Toit | Piano by Bram Potgieter | Compilation and adapted lyrics by Marié du Toit | Music arrangements and accompaniment by Bram Potgieter

Marié du Toit and Bram Potgieter present “CRAZY - Golden Oldies with a touch of Bipolar”, a cabaret featuring popular songs from the golden era presented with a mental twist. Golden oldies are skillfully woven together with Marié’s tongue-in-cheek accounts of living life with Bipolar Disorder, superbly accompanied by Bram who brings his distinctive jazz flare to the stage.

Inspired by an unwavering love for songs from the Golden era, and her own personal battle with Bipolar Mood Disorder, Marié du Toit teams up with Bram Potgieter to bring you their  brand new cabaret, “CRAZY - Golden Oldies with a touch of Bipolar”.  The show takes a light-hearted look at the crazy highs and lows of a mental disorder and features great old favourites such as “Unforgettable”, “Cabaret”, “Mack the Knife”  and “Blueberry Hill”, masterfully adapted to illustrate the Bipolar theme. “CRAZY” will have you laughing, crying and tapping your feet. Come and enjoy a highly entertaining and supremely enlightening performance.

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illusion • Running Time: 55 mins
Directed, written, and performed by Andrew Klazinga

"What you don't see" is an experience of mind reading, mystery, and amazement. It will take you on a journey of discovery where reality appears to be bending right in your hands. Join Andrew as he becomes your tour guide through the strange and unusual place that is his world.

Andrew is a mentalist who has performed across Africa. He is a graduate of the College of Magic and a member of both the Cape Magicians Circle and The Cape Town Magic Club. His first one man show, "f I really did have powers...(it would look something like this)" which showed at the 2017 Cape Town Fringe Festival and the 2018 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. He was part of both season 6 and season 7 of Monday Night Magic at the Waterfront and Artscape and recently became the 2018 Daelin Trophy winner at the Cape Magicians Circle. He loves to create fascinating pieces of illusions involving mind reading and interesting ideas while having fun on stage.

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physical-drama • Running Time: 58 mins
Performed by Carlo Daniels and Abigail Mei

A new and original physical theatre play that holds very important messages, performed in Afrikaans. The play is created and performed by two upcoming theatre makers Carlo Daniels and Abigail Mei. Onweer follows the story of a young woman Tammy Solomons. Her abusive father, Joe Solomons, is returning home after a 10 year prison sentance. For Tammy, this causes anxiety and waiting in anticipation. His return brings many questions to his family and the community. The play provokes an audience who buries the truths in silence .

ONWEER is a new and relavant theatre piece, that tells a very important story about a young woman Tammy Solomoms who is caught in a web of emotional abuse by her father. The play is created by Carlo Daniels and Abigail Mei both trained in physical theatre at Magnet theatre under Jenny Reznek. Onweer won the “ Zabalaza Festival ‘’ in 2018 out of 40 productions and is the the first Afrikaans play to do so. The production got five nominations and two awards  ( Best Production and Carlo Daniels as Best Actor ) . This production is also directed by Carlo Daniels who has played in several David Kramer and Fugard Theatre productions like: Kat and The Kings, Orpheus in Africa and District Six Kanala.  Daniels was last seen in Friedrich Durrenmatt  “ The Visit “ at Maget Theatre directed by Mark Fleishman.

With the high levels of violence against women in South Africa, the timing ofOnweer’s staging could not be better planned. It is a physical theatre work about a young woman Tammy (Mei), who lives on the Cape Flats. She is overwhelmed by her abusive father’s (played by Daniels) return after his 10-year prison sentence. His return causes much anxiety and leaves many unanswered questions for the family and the community. Did being incarcerated for a decade make him a better man?

“Onweer was a chance for me to create my own language,” says Daniels. “It was a way for me to communicate my vision as a director. When I wrote this play I’d heard of many cases of rape around me. It motivated me to research the theme and the impact on the victim and the community. Abigail and I developed the piece, first for a competition as a 20-minute play, then as a fully-fledged production.

 He is a physical theatre-trained actor, singer and theatre-maker, who grew up in Mitchell’s Plain where he started performing on street corners. He later performed at Madame Zingara and had his first big break in David Kramer’s 2011 musical hit production Some Like it Vrot. He went on to star in several other David Kramer productions such as Kat and the Kings, Blood Brothers, Orpheus in Africa, District Six Kanala and Fred Abrahamse’s Robin Hood Canal Walk. He also performed alongside David Kramer in Platteland, at the 2018 Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK). Both artists recently completed the 2-year, full-time, training and job creation programme at Magnet Theatre.

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Today (Thursday)

Tomorrow (Friday)

Sean K Live
Downstairs Live Music Session | Soul, Funk, Contemporary
at 10pm

This Saturday

Bal-Oog en Brommel | Moord In Ixiastraat
comedy thriller
20 Oct at 9pm

This Sunday

Porteños SA | The Mystery of Tango
Argentine tango music performance | singing and guitar
21 Oct at 7pm
Live music downstairs
21 Oct at 7pm

This Monday

Die Konings
22 Oct at 7pm
Live music downstairs
22 Oct at 8pm
Why not socialism?
22 Oct at 9pm
At the Edge of the Light
22 Oct at 9pm

This Tuesday

Die Konings
23 Oct at 7pm
Why not socialism?
23 Oct at 9pm
At the Edge of the Light
23 Oct at 9pm

Rest of October

Die Konings
Wed 24 at 7pm
Thu 25 at 7pm
Fri 26 at 7pm
Sat 27 at 7pm
OMG Quiz Night
Wed 24 at 7pm
Why not socialism?
Wed 24 at 9pm
Mon 29 at 9pm
Tue 30 at 9pm
Wed 31 at 9pm
At the Edge of the Light
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
Sean K Live
Downstairs Live Music Session | Soul, Funk, Contemporary
Fri 26 at 10pm
Afro Celtic tales
Contemporary Celtic
Sun 28 at 7pm
Real Person Inc.
Dystopian Sci-fi Dramedy
Tue 30 at 7pm
Wed 31 at 7pm
Halloween Quiz Night
Wed 31 at 7pm


Real Person Inc.
Dystopian Sci-fi Dramedy
Thu 1 at 7pm
Fri 2 at 7pm
Sat 3 at 7pm
Why not socialism?
Thu 1 at 9pm
Fri 2 at 9pm
Sat 3 at 9pm
At the Edge of the Light
Thu 1 at 9pm
Fri 2 at 9pm
Sat 3 at 9pm
Keren Lindley x Mischa Dreamfolk
Indie Folk | Dreamfolk
Sun 4 at 8pm
Half Leeg
Mon 5 at 7pm
Tue 6 at 7pm
Wed 7 at 7pm
Mon 12 at 7pm
Tue 13 at 7pm
Wed 14 at 7pm
Thu 15 at 7pm
Fri 16 at 7pm
Sat 17 at 7pm
Gruesome Playground Injuries
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
OMG Quiz Night
Wed 7 at 7pm
Wed 14 at 7pm
Wed 21 at 7pm
Wed 28 at 7pm
Ménage à Trois: Immaculate Inception
Thu 8 at 9pm
Fri 9 at 9pm
Sat 10 at 9pm
#SundayBumday Burlesque
Performance Art, Dance
Sun 11 at 7pm
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
Wed 21 at 9pm
Thu 22 at 9pm
Fri 23 at 9pm
Sat 24 at 9pm
Wed 28 at 9pm
Thu 29 at 9pm
Fri 30 at 9pm


The Good, The Bad and The Fugly
Musical Comedy
Sat 1 at 9pm
Couch & a Piano
Musical theatre
Tue 4 at 9pm
Wed 5 at 9pm
Thu 6 at 9pm
Fri 7 at 9pm
Sat 8 at 9pm
Tue 11 at 9pm
Wed 12 at 9pm
Thu 13 at 9pm
Fri 14 at 9pm
Sat 15 at 9pm
Mon 17 at 7pm
Tue 18 at 7pm
Wed 19 at 7pm
Thu 20 at 7pm
Fri 21 at 7pm
Musical Performance - Singer Songwriter Pianist
Thu 27 at 7pm
Fri 28 at 7pm
Sat 29 at 7pm
Sun 30 at 7pm
Test Show
Mon 31 at 3pm

January 2019

There's A Stranger In My Bed
17 Thu 9pm at 9pm
18 Fri 9pm at 9pm
19 Sat 9pm at 9pm
Marco Selvaggio
world | acoustic | Hang instrument
20 Sun 7pm at 7pm
CRAZY - Golden Oldies with a touch of Bipolar
Jazz | Cabaret
27 Sun 7pm at 7pm

February 2019

What you don't see - a mentalist story
7 Thu 7pm at 7pm
8 Fri 7pm at 7pm
9 Sat 7pm at 7pm
Ticket Preserve
27 Wed 12am at 12am

March 2019

28 Thu 9pm at 9pm
29 Fri 9pm at 9pm
30 Sat 9pm at 9pm

April 2019

1 Mon 9pm at 9pm
2 Tue 9pm at 9pm
3 Wed 9pm at 9pm
4 Thu 9pm at 9pm
5 Fri 9pm at 9pm
6 Sat 9pm at 9pm

December 2019

Test Show
1 Sun 5pm at 5pm

January 2020

Season Ticket
1 Wed 12am at 12am

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