Cape Town Boardwalk - July 8, 2014

What's On - Cape Town

• Desire Under the Elms runs from tomorrow to July 26 at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. Eugene O’Neill is considered one of the world’s greatest playwrights and the father of modern American drama. This production transposes O’Neill’s New England setting to the Eastern Cape in the 1890s. 7pm. R120 at Computicket.

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Desire Under the Elms: Marcel Meyer plays Eben and Mbali Bloom plays Abbie in an adaption of Eugene ONeills classic drama. PICS: Fiona MacPherson

• Fishers of Hope runs from Thursday to August 2 at the Baxter Theatre. Set along the lakes of Kenya, Lara Foot’s production explores the theme of hope: its essence, longevity and possible demise. Cast: Mncedisi Shabangu, Shaun Oelf, Phillip Dikotla, Lesedi Job, Phillip Tipo Tindisa. 7.30pm. R120 at Computicket.

• Slowly runs from July 17 to August 3 at the Artscape Arena. As invading barbarians approach the palace of a decaying culture, four princesses debate their fate. Director Geoffery Hyland, choreographer Jacki Job, decor design Geoffery Hyland and Nicolas Mayer. 7pm. R80 at Computicket.

• The Shadow of the Hummingbird runs from Thursday to July 26 at The Fugard Theatre. Written and directed by and starring Athol Fugard, who returns to the stage after an absence of 15 years and plays opposite Marviantos Baker in this intimate, delicate two-hander. Mannie Manim does lighting, Saul Radomsky is responsible for sets and costumes. 8pm. R130 to R150 at Computicket.

• Help I Am Free runs from Thursday to Saturday at the Artscape Theatre. This story is developed by inmates at Pollsmoor Correctional Services and is based on their experiences inside this infamous prison. 7.30pm. Free.

• Bokele and the Sun ends July 19 at the Rosebank Theatre. An African creation story told with puppets, created by Isabelle Grobler and Jill Joubert. 10pm. R50 at

• Cape for Kids puppet show at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. A puppet show and walk around the conservatory. Suitable for ages 2 to 4. 10.30am. R40. Tel: 082 090 5425.

• Ballet Beautiful ends Saturday at the Artscape Theatre Centre. A programme of three short works that highlight the versatility of the dancers of the Cape Town City Ballet. 7.30pm. R150 to R175 at Computicket.

• Vaslav runs from July 17 to August 9 at the Kalk Bay Theatre. A cabaret celebrating the life of legendary Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. Performed by Godfrey Johnson and directed by Lara Bye. 8pm. R80. Info:

• A Handful of Keys runs from tomorrow to August 10 at the Theatre on the Bay. Ian Von Memerty and Jonathan Roxmouth celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit show. 8pm. R95 to R165 at Computicket or call 021 438 3300.

• Hoerikwaggo ends Saturday at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg. Presented by the Jungle Theatre Company performing storytelling, comedy and song in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. 11am. R60. Info: 021 788 1898.

• Noddy ends Saturday at the Artscape Theatre Foyer. Directed by Cheryl Abromowitz, adapted by acclaimed children’s dramatist, David Wood, the production draws uon the excitement of live theatre with imaginative staging. 10.30am. R70. Info: 021 421 7695.

• Aladdin ends Saturday at the Nassau Theatre in Newlands. Presented by The Lilliput Players Children’s Theatre Company. R50 at Computicket.

• Drive With Me ends Saturday at the Alexander Bar, Strand St, CBD. Written and performed by Megan Furniss. 7pm. R90 at Computicket.

• Alice in Wonderland runs until July 20 at Canal Walk’s centre court. Lewis Carroll’s much-loved children’a classic will be brought to life by the award-winning theatrical duo, Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer. Tuesdays to Sundays at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. R70 at Computicket.

• The Music of Queen runs until August 30 at the Grandwest Theatre. A musical 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. R80 at Computicket. See www.joumase or call 021 447 7237.

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

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

• E-mail your 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.

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