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l Trevor Noah’s It’s My Culture at the Baxter until November 2 at 8pm with an additional performance at 5pm on Sunday. Tickets: R180 to R220 from Computicket: 0861 915 8000.
l Fresh from the National Arts Festival, with wonderful reviews, 2 x Beckett consists of two Samuel Beckett plays that deal with the isolation of man: the complex loneliness of life is portrayed inside and outside of human relationships. It is the little things that man keeps himself busy with in an attempt to pass the time, to create meaning. Theatre Arts Admin Collective at 8pm. Until Saturday. Corner Milton and Wesley roads, Observatory. For tickets e-mail email@example.com or call 021 447 3683 or at the door.
l Albert Combrink and Stanislav Angelov play tango music upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, CBD. Today. 8pm. R80. Call 021 300 1652.
l Dowwe Dolla Dink Diep with Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck at Oude Libertas Teater, Stellenbosch. Thursday at 8pm (082 777 3825) and October 29 and 30 at 8.30pm at Die Boer Restaurant, 6 Chenoweth Street, Durbanville. Call 021 979 1911.
l Multiple award-winning magician Stuart Lightbody is back from Amsterdam with the elegant performance Illusive upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, CBD. Tomorrow. 8pm. R80. Call 021 300 1652.
l Kim Kerfoot directs Jason Potgieter in a play by Amy Jephta, Time Off for Bad Behaviour, upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, CBD. The comedy drama centres on Riaan, a 30-something white, gay South African, who is trying to figure out how he ended up in jail. Ends Saturday. 8pm. R80 at 021 300 1652.
l Artscape Spring Drama Festival presents Rust Co-operative’s poetic The View, starring Fleur du Cap-nominated Gideon Lombard and Ella Gabriel. Thursday to November at the Arena. Tickets: R50 to R85 from Computicket. No under-12s. Call 021 421 7839.
l Louise Howlett (vocals), Albert Combrink (piano) and Graham Strickland (bass) present old-school jazz and blues standards upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St. CBD, on Thursday. 8pm. R80 from 021 300 1652.
l Jemma Kahn and Chalk Girl are back at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, CBD, with The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults on October 28 and 29 and November 7 at 8pm. Directed by Gwydion Beynon, this is Japanese storytelling meets South Africa humour. R80 from 021 300 1652.
l All proceeds from the Night of the Stars event at the Fountain Hotel, 1 St George’s Mall, CBD, go towards Dance For All’s outreach programme. Catch Soli Philander as he hosts comedians Rob van Vuuren, Gino Fernandez, Angel Blyth Campey, Tracy Klass and Stuart Taylor. 7.30pm. October 30. R450 for a three-course buffet. Cash bar available. Call Allison Hendricks at 021 697 5509.
l ImproGuise presents its improv marathon, Soap-a-thon, on Saturday at the Little Theatre, Hiddingh Campus. The first of 10 70-minute episodes starts at 9am, and the episodes then follow every 90 minutes, in the non-stop improvised medieval fantasy soap opera featuring queens, knights and plenty of drama. Money raised is in aid of The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust. R60 an episode or get a discount if you stay all day. Book at www.webtickets.co.za or the door.
l Godfrey Johnson at Kalk Bay Theatre in Mr Johnson Presents. Tomorrow to Saturday. 8pm. Doors open 6.30pm. R65 and R80 at www.kbt.co.za.
l Rust Co-Operative presents Tee (its first Afrikaans production) and Full Stops on Your Face at the Intimate Theatre. Ends Saturday at 7pm and 8.30pm. R70, R60 for students. Book at 083 378 8360, 082 410 6996 or firstname.lastname@example.org. No under-16s due to strong language.
l Andrew Buckland returns to the Baxter stage with a new solo work which promises his characteristic combination of humour and physical performance in Laugh the Buffalo. Ends November 30. 8.15pm. R100 to R150 at Computicket.
l The Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society bring the Broadway musical hit Guys and Dolls to the Artscape Theatre until November 10. Directed by Kyla Thorburn. R170 to R250 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
l The Boer War musical Ons vir Jou, written by Deon Opperman and Sean Else with music by Johan Vorster, starring Rouel Beukes, Zanne Stapelberg, Vaughan Gardiner, Marisa Drummond and Phillip Moolman. At Artscape Opera House until Saturday. R150 to R250 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
l Mike McCullagh brings Abba to life in a new tribute show at the GrandWest Roxy Revue Bar. Ends November 9. Every Wednesday to Saturday at 8.30pm. Stars Petro Liebenberg, Liani Ekermans, Juandre Schultz, Darren Petersen, Neil Payton, Warren Lombard and Kyle Petersen. R90 at Computicket.
l David Kramer has adapted Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers to a Cape Flats setting. The story tells of two brothers separated at birth because of their mother’s desperate financial situation, but reunited through friendship. Theatre on the Bay until Sunday. R100 to R280 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 Madame Zingara’s After Ever at V&A Waterfront. Tuesday to Sunday. R410 to R1 250 at 086 162 3263. Decadent dining and spellbinding cirque in one of the last mirror tents. Ticket includes a four-course meal.
l Theatresports at Kalk Bay Theatre on Tuesdays at 8pm. Hilarious improvised comedy where you, the audience, decide on the show you’re going to see. R60. Call 072 939 3351.
l Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers St, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. From R30 at the door (doors open 8pm). Call 021 465 2106. Stand-up on the last Wednesday of the month and improvisation the rest of the time.
l Comedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Rd, Southfield, at 8pm on Thursdays. R30. See www.thechillibar.co.za for details.
l A Delicate Light. A new play written and directed by Sheldon Cross. October 29 to November 2 at 8pm at Theatre Arts Admin Collective, corner Milton and Wesley roads, Observatory. Starring Michele Belknap, with sound by Eric Egling and design by Penny Youngleson, the contemporary drama deals with abandonment, fear and madness, and was originally written by Cross in 2008 as an exploration of white South African identity. R40 from email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 447 3683.
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