Cape Town Boardwalk - July 23, 2014

What's On - Cape Town

• Arts writer and artist, Clayton Campbell, will discuss a participatory photographic project, Words We Have Learned Since 9/11, as part of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts’ Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series. The lecture will take place on July 31 at the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus. 5.30pm. Tel: 021 480 7156.

Share this story
A Certain Lady, performed by Emily Child, runs at the Alexander Bar from Monday.

• The Rocky Horrow Show ends November 2 at The Fugard Theatre. 8pm. R90 to R310 at Computicket.

• The Benefactors runs from from Friday to August 1 at The Masque Theatre. 8pm. R60 to R70. Tel: 021 788 1898.

• A Certain Lady runs from Monday to August 2 at the Alexander Bar. Based on the short stories of American literary icon, Dorothy Parker, A Certain Lady explores the heart of a woman in the 1920s. 7pm. R90. Tel: 021 300 10 88.

• Shakespeare Schools Festival SA runs from Monday to July 31 at The Artscape Theatre Centre. The festival is an additional education programme from the UK, aimed at improving language and social skills through the performing arts. 7pm. R30 to R60 at Computicket.

• Oscar and The Pink Lady runs from July 29 to August 23 at The Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. The endearing tale of the young cancer patient, Oscar, and Aunt Rose, who guides him with humour and imagination through his last days.7.30pm. R120 at Computicket.

• Cape Town’s Most Wanted runs Saturday and Sunday at The Artscape Theatre. A hip hop dance showcase to be presented by The Dance Project and Triple C (Best of Cape Town’s hip hop dancers). 8pm. R70. R100 at Computicket. Block bookings of 10 or more: R10 off ticket price.

• The Magic of Operetta runs today at the Baxter Concert Hall. Director, producer, singer and academic, Angelo Gabbato, will stage a programme tracing the development of operetta from its French beginnings to the modern musical. 7.30pm. R125 at Computicket.

• Oklahoma runs until August 3 at the Artscape Theatre. Based on the classic stage musical. 7.30pm. R100 to R205 at Computicket.

• Desire Under the Elms ends Saturday at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. Eugene O’Neill is considered the father of modern American drama. This production transposes O’Neill’s New England setting to the Eastern Cape in the 1890s. Songs including Oh, What a Beautiful Morning, People Will Say We’re in Love, The Surrey With the Fringe on Top, Many a New Day, Out of My Dream. 7pm. R120 at Computicket.

• Fishers of Hope runs until August 2 at the Baxter Theatre. Set along the lakes of Kenya, Lara Foot’s play explores the theme of hope: its essence, its longevity and its possible demise.7.30pm. R120 at Computicket.

• Slowly runs until August 3 at the Artscape Arena. As invading barbarians approach the palace of a decaying culture, four princesses debate their fate. 7pm. R80 at Computicket.

• The Shadow of the Hummingbird ends Saturday at The Fugard Theatre. Written, directed and starring Athol Fugard, who returns to the stage this year after an absence of 15 years and plays opposite Marviantos Baker in this intimate, delicate two-hander. 8pm. R130 to R150 at Computicket.

• Vaslav runs until August 9 at the Kalk Bay Theatre. A new cabaret celebrating the life of legendary Russian Ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. Performed by Godfrey Johnson and directed by Lara Bye. 8pm. R80. See

• A Handful of Keys runs until August 10 at the Theatre on the Bay. Ian Von Memerty and Jonathan Roxmouth celebrate the 20th anniversary. R95 to R165 at Computicket or 021 438 3300.

• The Music of Queen ends August 30 at the Grandwest Theatre. A tribute to rock band Queen. 8.30pm. R90 at Computicket.

• Improguise every Monday at The Galloway Theatre. 8pm. Tel: 072 939 3351.

• Jou Ma se Comedy Club at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront. 8.30pm. Tickets R80 at Computicket. See or call 021 447 7237.

• Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. Tickets 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 Road, Southfield, at 8pm on Thursdays. R30. See

• Comedy at Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers and Pub, 135 Lower Main Road, Observatory, every Sunday. 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

• To appear in Boardwalk, kindly e-mail all theatre-related information to Atiyyah Khan at [email protected] by Thursday afternoon for publication on Tuesday. Please put “boardwalk” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Share this story