Cape Town Boardwalk - April 1, 2014

What's On - Cape Town

• Adapt or Fly runs from Monday to April 19 at The Theatre on the Bay. Pieter-Dirk Uys’s latest production looks at current affairs in South Africa. R95 to R165 at Computicket and Theatre on the Bay 021 438 3300.

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Adapt or Fly

• The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts’ 2014 Great Texts public lecture series launches with a lecture by UK-based scholar and artist, Nadia Davids, on April 16 at the Hiddingh Hall, UCT Hiddingh Campus, Orange Street. Her lecture will offer a series of reflections around writing and performing contemporary and historical Cape Town, drawing on her own work in At Her Feet and Cissie as well as featuring a reading of extracts from her debut novel, An Imperfect Blessing. Free entry. 5pm. Tel: 021 480 7156.

• Tales of Little Grey Rabbit ends Saturday at the Artscape Theatre Foyer. Directed by Cheryl Abromowitz, the play consists of excerpts of Alison Uttley’s charming and witty adventures of Little Grey Rabbit and her woodland friends. 10.30am. R60 at 021 421 7695 or Computicket.

• Sleight-of-hand artist Stuart Lightbody is trying out new tricks upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, CBD, in Senseless. Thursday to Saturday at 7pm, R90 (R80 from

• The Great SA Burlesque Express returns to the Alexander Bar on Saturday at 8pm. R120 or R100 from

• Undermined runs from April 9 to May 3 at The Kalk Bay Theatre. Mashing up comic book and African story telling, Undermined is the true tale of Madlebe: an ordinary man with an extraordinary gift. Directed by award-winner Tara Notcutt. Cast includes Luke Brown, Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi and Stefan Erasmus. R80 at www.kalkbay

• Swan Lake runs from Saturday to April 20 at The Artscape Opera House. The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra accompanies the Cape Town City Ballet with guest artists from the Royal Ballet at selected performances for the greatest of all classical ballets. R100 to R320 at Computicket.

• Joe Barber VI – Life runs from tomorrow to May 10 at The Baxter Theatre. Cape Town comedy legends David Isaacs and Oscar Petersen take us on yet another crazy journey into the heart of their community. 8pm. R100 to R130 at Computicket. See interview on page 4.

• Kaapse Stories with Alistair Izobel ends April 19 at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. 8.15pm. R120 to R140 at Computicket.

• Oom Schalk: From The Heart ends Sunday at The Kalk Bay Theatre. David Muller takes on the writing of Herman Charles Bosman. 8pm. Info and bookings at

• My Wonderyears runs from Saturday to April 12 at the Baxter Concert Hall. A musical adventure showcasing the life and times of Loukmaan Adams. 8.15pm. R120 to R150 at Computicket.

• Entertaining Angels ends Saturday at the Theatre on the Bay. Comedy written by Richard Everett. R95 to R165 at Computicket. Tel: 021 438 3300.

• Blowing Candles ends Saturday at the Joseph Stone Auditorium, Athlone. A comedy by the Bridgetown Theatre Company. 8.00pm. R50. Tel: 079 644 3502.

• Lilliput Players present The Elves and the Shoemaker at the Nassau Theatre (Groote Schuur High) until Saturday. 10am. R50 at Computicket.

• Improguise every Monday at The Galloway Theatre, V&A Waterfront. 8pm. Tel: 072 939 3351.

• Jou Ma se Comedy Club at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront. Today, 8.30pm .R80 at Computicket. See www.joumase Call 021 447 7237.

• Theatresports runs every Tuesday night at the Kalk Bay Theatre. South Africa’s longest running, award-winning and hilarious theatre improvisation show. 8pm. R60. Tel 072 939 3351.

• Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers S, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. From R30 at the door (open at 8pm). Stand-up comedy on the last Wednesday of the month, improvisation otherwise. Call 021 465 2106.

• Comedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Rd, Southfield, at 8pm on Thursdays. R30. See

• Comedy at Obviouzly Armchair, 135 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, every Sunday. 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

• Raunchy one-man epic comedy poem The Devil and& Billy Markkham, written by Shel Silverstein, performed by Graham Clark. Upstairs at The Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, CBD. April 8 to 19. Tel: 021 300 1652. R100 or R80 from

• To appear in Boardwalk, e-mail all information to Atiyyah Khan at [email protected] by Thursday.

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