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l The Mechanicals with Zombie Zoe’s Underground Theatre Group present the cult live horror show from LA, Urban Death Cape Town, at the Intimate Theatre, Hiddingh Campus, Orange Street. Thursday to Sunday at 8pm. The sketch show doesn’t play for laughs but to elicit horrified gasps and nervous giggles from the audience. Tickets: R70 to R120 from www.webtickets.co.za or call 071 865 0650 or 084 245 2596.
l Live with Ivy is a journey of gentle nostalgia into a world of innocence and morality with Nicholas Ellenbogen and Claire Berlein. Catch the comedy in the Rosebank Theatre until December 21, Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, before the official opening next year. R100 from www.webtickets.co.za or call 021 481 11822.
l Cape 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. Tomorrow to December 24 at Artscape Opera House. R125 to R225 from Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
l Hansel and Gretel runs at the Baxter Flipside stage until January 11, Mondays to Saturdays, at 10pm and noon daily. Tickets: R70 from Computicket.
l Nataniel comes to Oude Libertas Theatre with N People, an evening of song coupled with a collection of his newest stories in English and Afrikaans, all wrapped up in an assortment of spectacular costumes. R160. Friday and Saturday at 8.15pm. No under-15s. To book call Nadia Ferreira at 021 809 8025.
l The Peru and Bala National Tour featuring Karou Charou. Catch Lotus FM’s famous uncles at the Joseph Stone Auditorium, Athlone, on Friday (8pm) and Saturday (5pm and 8pm). R140 from Computicket or Shoprite/Checkers stores.
l Stand Up, starring Nik Rabinowitz with opening act Kagiso “KG” Mokgadi, is at the Baxter Concert Hall until January 11. From Mondays to Fridays at 8.30pm, and on Saturdays at 9pm, including Christmas Eve and Boxing Day at 8.30pm and New Year’s Eve at 10pm, from R110 to R150. The New Year’s Eve performance is R210.
l The Artscape Spring Drama Festival showcase this year is Rafiek Mammon’s production, Garage, directed by Geoffrey Hyland. Runs Friday at 5.30pm and 7pm and Saturday at 4pm and 6pm at Artscape Arena. This is a three-handed, serious comedy/drama about siblings Avril and Mike Williams who are packing up their deceased parents’ home, and pizza delivery man Flip who comes into the mix. R30 at the door.
l Miss Kiki Presents… Poetry at Lion Corner, 205 Lower Main Road, Observatory. Ends December 18: year-end showcase featuring the best of this year. 8pm. Be seated by 7.30pm. Tickets are R20 at www.nomadcomedy. co.za/tickets or call 082 553 5901.
l Jungle Theatre Company presents Hoerikwaggo at Kalk Bay Theatre. Daily at 11am and 2pm from Thursday to Saturday. Join baboons Smiley and Knuckles as they leave the safety of their Cape Point home on a quest to unite a human baby with its family. R50 from at www.kalkbaytheatre.co.za.
l Basil Appollis presents My Word! Redesigning Buckingham Palace at the Baxter Theatre until December 31. Based on a previous play about the life of Richard Rive, A Writer’s Last Word, as well as the author’s novel, Buckingham Palace – District Six, this new monologue is on at the Masambe Theatre. 7pm. R120 at Computicket.
l The Late Night Varietease Show – a tongue-in-cheek variety show paying tribute to the 1920s, right through to 1950s American-style burlesque comedy and striptease performances. Upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand Street, CBD. Friday at 10pm and Saturday at 8pm. R135 from 021 300 1652.
l Video 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.
l Actor, 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. R100 at Computicket.
l Pieter Toerien presents Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard at Theatre on the Bay until January 4. Based on the Billy Wilder film, the musical version, with music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black, is a tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Stars Angela Kilian and Jonathan Roxmouth. Mondays to Fridays at 8pm, and Saturdays at 4.30pm and 8pm. R120 to R320 at Computicket, or call 021 438 3300.
l The Fugard Theatre’s run of Richard O’Brien’s rock musical The Rocky Horror Show ends on January 12. Paul du Toit (Semi Soet, Liefling) as Brad, Jenny Stead (Cardenio, The Comedy of Errors) as Janet, Pierre van Heerden (The Lion King, Chicago, Cats, Grease) as Dr Scott and Eddie, Brendan van Rhyn (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tree Aan) as Dr Frank-’n-Furter. R110 to R230 at Computicket or call 021 461 4554.
l Jou Ma se Comedy Club at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront. 8.30pm. R80 at Computicket. Rob van Vuuren is host from tomorrow to Friday. Tomorrow: Tracy Klass as headliner, Dylan Skews as support and Stuart Cairs on open mic. Thursday: Tracy Klass as headliner, Glen Biederman-Pam as support and Kobus Galloway on open mic. Friday: Carl Weber as headliner, Liam Bento as support and Ambrose Uren on open mic. Call 021 447 7237
or go to www.joumasecomedy.com
l Madame Zingara’s After Ever show at the V&A Waterfront. Tuesdays to Sundays. R410 to R1 250. Book by calling 086 162 3263. Seven days a week from Monday until January 18. Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and January 1 and 2. Decadent dining and spellbinding cirque in one of the last mirror tents. Ticket includes a four-course meal.
l TheatreSports team at Kalk Bay Theatre on Tuesdays at 8pm. Hilarious improvised comedy where the audience decide on the show they want to see. R60. Call 072 939 3351 for bookings. TheatreSports will perform their last show for the year at Kalk Bay Theatre at 8pm on December 17. South Africa’s longest running, award-winning theatre improv show will return on January 7.
l 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 the rest of the time. Call 021 465 2106.
l Comedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Road, Southfield, at 8pm on Thursdays. Tickets: R30. See www.thechillibar.co.za.
l Comedy at Obviouzly Armchair, 135 Lower Main Road every Sunday night start at 8.30pm to 10.30pm.
l Cape Town City Ballet shows off its skills in a variety of works from modern to classical ballet, for Belles & Beaux, at Artscape Opera House. December 18 to 22. Tickets: R125 to R20 from Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
l Alistair Izobell presents one night only of Just Me – Net So at Grand Arena, GrandWest, on December 21. 8pm. R120 to R140 from Computicket.
l Cape Town City Ballet presents its tribute to Cole Porter, Night and Day, at Artscape Theatre from December 31 to January 11. Tickets: R250 from Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
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