l Philip Miller’s REwind: A Cantata for Voice, Tape and Testimony will be performed at the Baxter Theatre from Thursday to Saturday at 8pm. Tickets: R180 at Computicket: 083 915 8000, students and pensioners pay half if they book on the day of performance after midday.
l Athol Fugard premiers his latest play, The Bird Watchers, at the Fugard Theatre until June 4. This work is dedicated to two defining friendships form his early years in theatre in South Africa with Barney Simon and Yvonne Bryceland. The three friends in the play are a rough around the edges playwright (Sean Taylor), the gentle-manned director (Guy de Lancey) and the flamboyant actress (Dorothy Ann Gould). R100 to R170 at Computicket: 093 915 8000 or 021 461 4554.
l The University of Cape Town presents the final-year drama students in Sandra Temmingh’s Wag, at the Little Theatre from tomorrow to Saturday at 7.30pm. Bookings: 021 480 7129. In an economically challenging climate where the arts take a back seat, five young, ambitious actors “temporarily” resort to waitering in a restaurant. The waiting room for life. Come see what “desperate-celebrity” dish is on special tonight!
l Alibi, the dramatised version of Agatha Christie’s novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, adapted by Michael Morton. Cecil Jakins directs. Opens on Friday at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg, and runs until May 21 (excluding Sunday to Wednesday). Book at 021 788 1898.
l Carnival of the Hearts presents Athol Fugard’s People are Living There at Lourensford Wine Estate’s Wine Cellar Theatre from Friday to Sunday. R80, R70 for pensioners. R10 of the ticket price of Saturday’s 3pm performance goes to Cotlands. Book through Computicket: 083 915 8000.
l Alan Swerdlow directs Bill C Davies’ Mass Appeal, starring Graham Hopkins, at the Theatre on the Bay from today until May 21. This story of a clash of ideologies and personalities stars Graham Hopkins and Clyde Berning. R80 to R120, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday, May 21 also at 5pm. Book through Computicket or theatre box office: 021 438 3300.
l Sume’s Modern Dance Studio presents Urban Beat (a day in the city) at the Playhouse Theatre, Somerset West, from tomorrow to May 21 at 7.30pm tomorrow to Saturday May 17, 19 to 21 plus 2.30pm on Saturday May, 18 and 21. R60. Call 021 852 5182 (between noon and 6pm) to book.
l Gaëtan Schmid’s Body Language plays at Kalk Bay Theatre until May 28. This time around, the comic actor delves into the secret language of the human body. Doors open at 6pm, unreserved seating. Performance starts at 8.30pm. No under-16s. R110. Bookings: 073 220 5430 or visit www.kbt.co.za
l Claremont Dramatic Society Productions presents Brief Lives until Saturday at Artscape’s Arena. This is a theatrical adaptation of extracts from 17th-century diarist John Aubrey’s books. R70 to R80 at the door.
l Adam Small’s Krismis van Map Jacobs plays, starring 7de Laan’s Christo Davids, until Friday at Artscape. The production – based on a matric setwork – features three official languages and tells the story of a feared gang leader from ther Cape Flats who becomes eligible for parole. The play is set against the backdrop of forced removals in the early 1970s.
R40 at Computicket: 083 925 8000, or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on 021 421 7695.
l The Mechanicals present Lovborg’s Women at The Intimate Theatre, 37 Orange Street, Gardens, until May 21. Christopher Weare directs the wacky comedy, which spoofs the naturalistic and realistic dramas of Jorgen Lovborg (after Anton Chekhov and Ibsen). To book, e-mail [email protected], or call 021 480 8127.
l On Broadway presents Collision of Rock and Classic. Sajida, Georgie, Shamegah, Mujahid and Mor “K” pay tribute to the stars of the 1950s to the 1990s, including Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Queen and more. Today to Saturday, 8.30pm. R79: call 021 424 1194/5 to book.
l Pussycat Dolls tribute show Doll Domination runs at Roxy Revue Bar, GrandWest, until May 28. R67 from Computicket: 083 915 8000.
l TheatreSports runs at Kalk Bay Theatre every Tuesday at 8.30pm. R50 for adults and R40 for students. Enjoy a beer, burger and show for R100 (R90 for students). Bookings: 072 939 3351.
l Funny Bones stand-up comedy runs on Tuesdays at the Purple Turtle, corner Long and Shortmarket streets, CBD. 8pm. R30. Tel: 021 424 0811.
l Shakespeare Unplugged runs on Wednesdays at the Obz Café, 115 Lower Main Road, Observatory. Free. Tel: 021 448 5555.
l The Cape Town Show runs at the Rainbow Room, Mandela Rhodes Place, cnr Burg and Wale sts, CBD, every Wednesday and Friday. Dinner at 7pm, show at 8pm. R120 to R295, with three-course meal. Bookings: 021 422 1428 or 086 163 2121.
l Jou Ma Se Comedy Club runs at The River Club, Observatory, every Thursday and at the Silvertree Restaurant, Kirstenbosch, on the last Wednesday of every month. Tel: 079 495 3989.
l Comics at Work every Sunday at Obz Café, 115 Lower Main Road, Observatory. R20. Tel: 021 448 5555.
l Submit details to [email protected] inl.co.za The deadline is noon on the Friday preceding publication.