Update: the structural problems in our theatre look to be resolved within the next 2 weeks. Bookings for events below are open (2018-08-08 13:07)

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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Quiz • Running Time: 120 mins

After the hugely popular recent sell-out madness we are back to give you another opportunity to play THE FRIENDS TRIVIA QUIZ:  The one where you win, maybe.

Two hours of one-liners, Monica's OCD moments, and sing along moments with Phoebe.
There will be an act out round, so channel your inner ego and put Joey's acting to shame.
If you think that you know that they don't know what you know then book now before it sells out...again.
And remember, no more than 6 in a team. Do not be seven... SEVEN.....sevennn.

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Running Time: 60 mins
Mike Fenn | Franscois JT Bezuidenhout

Mike Fenn has always been a passionate leader, whether its is rugby, acting or music - he would always find a way to make things happen. He is currently the founder of both the Live Music Foundation (Cape Town) as well as the creator of the new upcoming Where and When App being launched in October 2018. Mike's passion is to engage meaningfully with audiences through live music. His smooth, rock voice and folk-infused guitar will leave your heart full of hope, and your feet stomping long after the songs have ended.

Franc (Franscois JT Bezuidenhout) is a professional musician and teacher by trade, currently busy with PhD research in musical theatre. His passion is to empower people through music, to render life more hopeful and love filled and to use his considerable keyboard technique to inspire and delight.

Mike and Franc met recently at a live gig and since then fun filled, inspiring live music has been the common thread and main goal.

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Cabaret • Running Time: 55 mins
Presented by Cabaret Man | Conceptualised by Roland Perold and Godfrey Johnson

Johnson and Perold reunite to present a feast of comedy & music in their new cabaret. 

Both play and sing the piano simultaneously with wow-factor dexterity. Together they bring tantalizing comedy songs to life with custom musical arrangements. Pieces that are funny, witty, strange & unusual in some way are featured alongside original material by the duo who are both songwriters.

Modern men? Oh yes they are! But classics like Your Song, Lady is a Tramp, Piccola Marina (and some of that crap from Phantom) also get a new twist.

The Indelible Godfrey Johnson has performed over 20 one-man shows nationally and internationally. Has worked extensively as a musician, director, composer and is a starlwart on the cabaret scene. Johnson has been nominated for 6 Fleur du Cap awards, most recenlty for “Vaslav”, and won for Best Performance in a Cabaret for Kissed by Brel.

Debonair Roland Perold is a consummate performer, producer, songwriter and cabaret artist with 9 years’ experience across Revue, Cabaret, Plays, Musicals and Pantomime. Specializing in Golden Age repertoire has grown a loyal following as Cabaret Man and won The Muse Award for Best New Play for “The Pitch” (co-written with Callum Tilbury) by the Writers’ Guild of South Africa.

More info visit: www.cabaretman.com 

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Quiz • Running Time: 120 mins
Ondine Mond

This is Ondine's final night at Alexander Bar. Come and play, say goodbye and maybe win a microwave.
Questions will be from the archives. Ondine's favourites (bonus if you actually like them as well) along with classic questions that we've gotten wrong (turns out Stephen King didn't write Stranger Things). It's a night of the usual general knowledge questions, just with a sad and drunk ending.Expect shouting - hopefully from joy.

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Acoustic folk duo • Running Time: 60 mins

For Lara Frances, recording her new album was an exercise in musical honesty and vulnerability. On her latest release, “Relinquish” the talented singer/songwriter lays herself bare with a stripped down collection of songs that put her emotions front and centre. 

With vivid lyrics and raw instrumentation layered over beautiful melodies, the new songs are captivating, atmospheric soundscapes with gentle hints of folk, rock and country. Based around the theme of letting go, “Relinquish” displays an artist whose sound has evolved and matured into something unmistakably honest and hauntingly beautiful. 

Putting aside commercial concerns, Lara set out to create an album that would resonate with listeners on a deeper level, with universal themes based around poignant moments in her own life. It’s an album that was created organically rather than manufactured, and is an unfiltered reflection of thoughts, ideas and emotions. 

In a decade-long career in the South African music business, this will be Lara’s third release, following on from her two previous albums, “High on Life” and “Little Rendition”. With 4 top 10 radio singles, several music video releases aired on SABC2, SABC3 and MK324, a host of television appearances on various channels and even a number one single on KFM and Highveld Stereo, Lara is no stranger to the spotlight and is heavily involved in several charity initiatives supporting young artists and musicians. The new EP is a beautiful, profound musical statement delivered by an artist with unquestionable musical integrity. An artist set to make a serious impact on the SA music scene.

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Performance • Running Time: 50 mins
Directed by Dara Beth | Written and Performed by Kate Pinchuck | Sound Design by Joshua Biggs | Choreography by Mlondiwethu Dubazane | Stage Managed by Masali Baduza | Presented by Kate Pinchuck in collaboration with The Furies
Warning: No under 16s

She’s a bad bitch with snakes for hair and a glance that turns men to stone, but literally only gets two lines in most mythology textbooks. Basically, her Wikipedia needs a serious update.

Ovation Award-winning Medusa Incarnate is a contemporary retelling of the Greek Medusa myth. Except, Medusa’s dead now and (spoiler alert!) so are you. Don’t panic - Medusa’s got you covered. From her pink plastic paradise, she’ll guide you through Hades. Turns out the underworld is more of a party than anyone expected, and actually, hell is just never getting to take off your heels. But like, ever.

Winner of the Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2018 National Arts Festival 

“An irreverent, bubbly and contemporary Medusa retells Greek mythology in a highly relatable, eccentric and humorous way. A fun quirky one-woman show” – Nita Coetzee (The Herald) 

“Former Athenian priestess turned Gorgon, Medusa, tells her epic life story from her point of view in this witty, tongue-in-cheek tale from Greek mythology. Cleverly narrated and performed by writer and artist Kate Pinchuck, the story of the monstrous woman with venomous snakes for hair [...] has a few extra twists and turns” – Devon Koen (The Herald)

“Kate Pinchuck wowed, stunned, shocked and entertained in her one-woman show Medusa Incarnate. Pinchuck served us Medusa like we’ve never seen her before. She gave such a powerful performance that to say she was “charismatic” would be an understatement. [...] If you’ve ever wondered about Medusa or her story, or if you’re simply a lover of Greek mythology then this show is a definite must-see. And if you’re not one for the Greeks then see it anyway and you might just change your mind.”  - Toby Ngomane (Cue Media)

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Mentalism • Running Time: 60 mins
Bryan Miles | DL Productions

Meet Bryan Miles - a master of the wicked manipulation of the mind and a performer who is trained in the art of thought deception. Bryan has performed across the globe, from London to Los Angeles, for movie stars and celebrities. His ground-breaking primetime SABC TV series, ‘One Day with Bryan Miles’ has had South Africans across the country questioning what is possible and what is not.  

“You just sent a shiver down my spine!” Graeme Richards (SABC 3 Presenter)

Bryan can seemingly influence and predict human behaviours. By using his skillset of magic, suggestion and psychology – he is able to theatrically manipulate your perception of the world.

“Bryan Miles is amazing!” Jack Parow (Musician)

His one-man show sees Bryan sharing some of his unique obsessions from childhood with the audience. Bryan Miles is an ordinary person with extraordinary skills…whether it is extracting people’s inner most thoughts or controlling their behaviour – this show will keep you questioning the potential of the human mind!

“I am obsessed with the human mind. Does Free Will exist? Are the thoughts and decisions we make truly our own? Every thought we have results in some kind of action – I don’t read minds, I read people.”  

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Spoken word + improvisation • Running Time: 90 mins
Toast Coetzer on vocals | Stephen Timm on drums | Michael Currin on guitar

The Buckfever Underground has been around, in one form or another, for 20 years. Formed in Grahamstown in 1998, the band moved to Cape Town in the early 2000s where they earned a reputation as an idiosyncratic live act. In recent years, band members have come and gone, and they currently play as a three-piece: Toast Coetzer (vocals), Stephen Timm (drums) and new member Michael Currin (guitar).

The Buckfever Underground has released acclaimed albums like Jou Medemens Is Dood, TAFL - Teaching Afrikaans as a Foreign Language, SAVES and Verkeerdevlei. They have played at festivals like Oppikoppi, in St George's Park, a farm outside Potch, dodgy bars, indie clubs and many peoples' lounges, stoeps and back gardens. 

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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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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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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
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."   


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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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Comedy • Running Time: 65 mins
Written by Brent Meersman | Directed by Wynne Bredenkamp | Performed by Sophie Kirsch and Sizo Mahlangu

She suspects he’s up to mischief. He think she’s just being selfish. Out in the wilds with a tent without poles and surrounded by laughing hyenas, they have to come to an understanding if they are to survive. Well, that is what you’d think. But she has other ideas and he may have other agendas. Is this a camping trip from hell, or is hell in other people?

A new comedy by Brent Meersman, co-editor of GroundUp news, is directed by Wynne Bredenkamp, director of the "multi-layered and mesmerizing" At The Edge of The Light. 

Sophie Kirsch (Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa The Musical) stars in this comedy alongside Sizo Mahlangu (Shakespeare in Love and Othello).

"Campers do not give merely to get, but relate to each other in a spirit of equality and community,” wrote philosopher GA Cohen. But what if they didn’t? Find out in this most unusual comedy: Why not socialism

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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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ImproGuise presents: FAKE PLACE
Improvisational comedy
25 Aug at 7pm

Rest of August

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
Mon 27 at 9pm
Tue 28 at 9pm
Wed 29 at 9pm
Thu 30 at 9pm
Fri 31 at 9pm
The GOOD NEWS Cabaret
Wed 29 at 7pm
Thu 30 at 7pm
Fri 31 at 7pm
The Worst Quiz Ever
Ondine's final night at Alexander Bar - The Worst Quiz EveerWed 29 at 7pm


5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
Sat 1 at 4pm 9pm
The GOOD NEWS Cabaret
Sat 1 at 7pm
Lara Frances
Acoustic folk duo
Sat 1 at 8pm
Medusa Incarnate
Mon 3 at 9pm
Tue 4 at 9pm
Wed 5 at 9pm
Thu 6 at 9pm
Fri 7 at 9pm
Bryan Miles: Live
Wed 5 at 7pm
Thu 6 at 7pm
Fri 7 at 7pm
OMG Quiz Night
Wed 5 at 7pm
Wed 12 at 7pm
Wed 19 at 7pm
Wed 26 at 7pm
The Buckfever Underground LIVE
Spoken word + improvisation
Sat 8 at 7pm
50 Shades of Fairytales
Fri 21 at 7pm
Sat 22 at 7pm
Sun 23 at 7pm
Mon 24 at 7pm
Thu 27 at 7pm
Fri 28 at 7pm
Sat 29 at 7pm
Sun 30 at 7pm
David Bowie Reworked
Baroque music cross over
Sat 22 at 4pm
Sun 23 at 9pm
Vrou van orde
Mon 24 at 9pm
Tue 25 at 9pm
Wed 26 at 9pm
Thu 27 at 9pm
Fri 28 at 9pm
Sat 29 at 9pm


Gertrude Stein and A Companion
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
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?
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


Why not socialism?
Thu 1 at 9pm
Fri 2 at 9pm
Sat 3 at 9pm


Test Show
Mon 31 at 3pm

February 2019

Ticket Preserve
27 Wed 12am at 12am

January 2020

Season Ticket
1 Wed 12am at 12am

For enquiries please call 021.300.1652.