lThe Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award winner, The Things You Left Behind, is at the Alexander Theatre, 76 Strand St, CBD. Ends January 18. R90 (R80 online). www.alexanderbar.co.za. Call 021 300 1652.
lLara Foot’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol stars Mark Lottering as Scrooge alongside Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Andrew Buckland, Christo Davids, Nur Abrahams and Poseletso Sejosingoe. Ends January 25. 7.30pm nightly with matinees at 3pm on certain days. Check www.baxter.co.za for details. R100 to R200 at Computicket.
lKaalgat Productions presents Platform 9 written and directed by Christo Davids (Errol in 7de Laan). Stars Maurice Paige (Calvin in Isidingo) and Theodore Jantjies (Xander in 7de Laan). A story about Cape Town and its people. At the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio until January 25. 8.15pm. R80 to R160 at Computicket. Info www.baxter.co.za.
lCape Town City Ballet presents Robin van Wyk’s new ballet, The Tin Soldier. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale of the tin soldier who wins the heart of a ballerina. Today at 2pm at Artscape Opera House. R125 to R225 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
lA Streetcar Named Desire runs at The Artscape Arena from Friday to January 18. Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize masterpiece gets another lease of life with director Darryl Spijkers’s use of music and movement to capture smokey New Orleans. 8pm. R85 at Computicket. Info at http://www.artscape.co.za.
lCape Town City Ballet presents Night and Day, a tribute to songwriter Cole Porter, blending costumes with elements of jazz, tap dance and cabaret at the Artscape Theatre. Ends Saturday at 7.30pm. R150 to R175 at Computicket. Info at http://www.artscape.co.za.
lJou Ma se Comedy Club at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront. Today. 8.30pm. Mel Jones hosts headliner Dugald Pieterse, with support from Robby Collins and open mic from Bradford Keen. R80 at Computicket. See www.joumasecomedy.com. Call 021 447 7237.
lPedro the Music Man presents a new show for children aged one to five at Kalk Bay Theatre. Baby Monkey’s Bananas and Other Stories contains four stories filled with fun, music and interaction. Ends Saturday at 11am. Tickets are R50 from www.kalkbaytheatre.co.za.
lHansel and Gretel runs at the Baxter Flipside stage. Ends Saturday. Monday to Saturday at 10pm and noon daily. R70 at Computicket.
lStand Up, starring Nik Rabinowitz with all-new show that takes the Pistorius out of everything South African. Opening act Kagiso “KG” Mokgadi. At the Baxter Concert Hall until Saturday. Monday to Friday at 8.30pm, Saturday at 9pm. R99 to R219 at Computicket.
lVideo Killed the Radio Star at GrandWest’s Roxy Revue Bar. 8.30pm. Shaun Johannes directs vocalists Riyaan Cornelius and Lee Rath, keyboardists Tracy Johannes and Chad Zerf, who also sings, drummer Adam Coolsaet, bassist Alex Mayers and guitarist Andre Ferreira. Ends January 11. R90 at the door or R100 at Computicket.
lActor, singer and comedian Waseef Piekan (Vocal is Lekka, A Town Called Fokol Lutho) brings his Wrongly Accused to the Baxter Masambe Theatre until January 18 at 8.30pm. R60 at R180 Computicket. See http://www.baxter.co.za.
lDavid Muller, directed by Celia Musikanth, stars in More Oom Schalk Stories! at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg. January 21 to 26. 3.30pm and 6.30pm. Tel: 021 788 1898. Low priced preview (R40) on Tuesday, January 21 at 8pm, then Wednesday to Friday at 8pm and Sunday, January 26 with a matinee at 3pm and show at 6pm. All shows R80; matinee R60. Discount for Masque Theatre Club members.
lThe Fugard Theatre’s run of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show ends Sunday. Paul du Toit as Brad, Jenny Stead as Janet, Pierre van Heerden as Dr Scott and Eddie, Brendan van Rhyn as Dr Frank-’n-Furter. Tickets priced from R110 to R230 at Computicket or call 021 461 4554.
lMadame Zingara’s After Ever at the V&A Waterfront. Tuesdays to Sundays. R410 to R1 250. Seven days a week until January 22. Decadent dining and spellbinding cirque. Ticket includes four-course meal. Book at 086 162 3263.
lComedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. Tickets from R30 at the door (open 8pm). Stand-up on the last Wednesday of the month, improvisation otherwise. Call 021 465 2106.
lComedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Road, Southfield, at 8pm on Thursdays. R30. See www.thechillibar.co.za.
lComedy at Obviouzly Armchair every Sunday. 8.30pm to 10.30pm.
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