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Cape Town Boardwalk - January 28, 2014

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Lynita Crofford plays Emily Hobhouse in An Audience with Miss Hobhouse at The Alexander Theatre.

l Death of a Colonialist runs from tomorrow to March 1 at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. Winner of three Naledi Awards, Death of A Colonialist tells the story of Harold Smith, an ageing, eccentric, unpredictable but extremely passionate history teacher at a high school in Grahamstown. R100 to R140 at Computicket.

 

l Kingdom of Earth runs from Monday to February 22 at The Baxter Theatre. Directed by Fred Abrahamse. Starring Anthea Thompson, Marcel Meyer and Nicholas Dallas. The award-winning team of Abrahamse and Meyer bring this rare Tennessee Williams classic to the Baxter, after its return season in the US where it played to sold-out houses and standing ovations. 8pm. R100 to R140 at Computicket.

 

l Lessons in Love runs Saturday and Sunday at The Masque Theatre. Comedy sketches from the pen of Dorothy Parker. Directed by Celia Musikanth, it stars Pamela Burger, Kelly Kowalski and Gary Green with vocals by Aubrey Hindle and John Aron at the piano. 8pm. R75 at bookings@masquetheatre.co.za. Tel: 021 788 1898.

 

l Cape Town City Ballet presents Les Sylphides from February 5 to 8 at The Masque Theatre. 8pm. 2.30pm to 6.30pm. R55 to R75. Tel: 021 788 1898.

 

l TheatreSports Improv Festival runs from tomorrow to February 8 at the Kalk Bay Theatre. Each night will be dedicated to a genre or format of long form improv shows. 8pm. R60, R50 for students. Tel: 072 939 335.

 

l Budding wizards from around Cape Town are invited to learn the art of magic at the world-renowned College of Magic in Cape Town on Saturday. 215 Imam Haron Rd (previously Lansdowne Rd) in Claremont. The course is suitable for pupils aged 10 to 13 and gives them a taste of rope magic, card tricks, coin effects and more. For more info see www.collegeofmagic.com.

 

l Suidoosterfees runs from tomorrow to Sunday at the Artscape Theatre. This arts festival returns to Artscape and is packed with innovative stage productions for the entire family. Book at Computicket.

 

l African Angels runs on February 5 at the Artscape Theatre. After a successful 33-city tour of The Netherlands and Belgium, Cape Town Opera’s African Angels returns home with a programme of moving and uplifting African songs mixed with American gospel and opera classics. R150. Book at Computicket.

 

l An Audience with Miss Hobhouse runs from February 3 to 8 at The Alexander Theatre. Director Christopher Weare’s production of Tony Jackman’s one-hander with Lynita Crofford in her Fleur du Cap Award-nominated role as Emily Hobhouse, whose efforts to make the British establishment grasp the injustices of their concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War, ring familiar alarm bells today. R100. 7pm. Tel: 021 300 1652.

 

l The Beauty of Incomplete Things runs from today until February 16 at The Intimate Theatre. Written, produced, designed and directed by Daniel Dercksen. Book at www.webtickets.co.za.

 

l The Shoestring Opera Company present Jewels of Opera and Song, which runs from Sunday to February 23 at the Rosebank Theatre. Jewels of Opera and Song is a not an opera sung by opera singers, rather it is opera sung by singers who love opera. 7pm. R100 at www.webtickets.co.za.

 

l Sane New World runs from tomorrow to February 15 at The Theatre on the Bay. Presented by Pieter Toerien and featuring comedian and actress Ruby Wax. 8pm. R150 to R250 at Computicket.

 

l A B in my Bonnet runs tomorrow at the Baxter Concert Hall. Rika Vermeulen takes centre stage for the first time and reveals the secrets of her trade, some gossipy anecdotes and off-stage information of her life in theatre. 10.30am. R30 to R35 at Computicket.

 

l Live with Ivy, a play by and starring Nicholas Ellenbogen with Claire Berlein, runs until February 8 at the Rosebank Theatre, 16 Alma Rd, Rosebank. Wednesday to Saturday. 8pm. Tel: 074 101 5066. R60 to 100 at www.webtickets.co.za.

 

l Sleeping Beauty on Ice ends February 9 at the Artscape Theatre. The Imperial Ice Stars from Russia together with 26 Olympian, European, national and international world championship skaters in a breathtaking production of the classic fairy tale. 7.30pm. Tickets priced from R125 to R400 at Computicket.

l Elsabe Daneel in her one-woman show Bittersoet. Ends Saturday at The Artscape Arena Theatre. 8pm. R100 at Computicket.

 

l The Firebird ends February 14 at the Maynardville Open Air Theatre. Danced to the music of Stravinsky. 8.15pm. R110 to R130 at Computicket.

 

l Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of King Richard III at the Maynardville, Open-Air Theatre. Starring Warrick Grier, Nicky Rebelo, Jennifer Steyn, Rob van Vuuren, Faniswa Yisa, Anele Situlwane. Ends February 22. 8.15pm. R110 to R160 at Computicket.

 

l Love and Prozac ends Friday at the Alexander Theatre, 76 Strand Street, CBD. R100, R90 online. A one-woman comedy about love, performed by Sonia Esgueira and directed by John Trengove. 9pm. Call 021 300 1652 or visit www.alexanderbar.co.za.

 

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

 

l 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.

 

l Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers St, 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.

 

l Comedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Rd, Southfield. 8pm on Thursdays. R30. See www.thechillibar.co.za.

 

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

 

• To be listed, e-mail theatre-related info to Atiyyah Khan at atzushka@ gmail.com by Thursday afternoon.

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