l uR, a performance piece by Illka Louw, the culmination of her research during a two-year master’s programme in theatre and performance studies at UCT, which seeks the scenographic link between materials, bodies, space and time. Today to Friday at the Arena Theatre, Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange Street. 7.30pm. Tickets: R60 at www.webtickets.co.za or call 021 480 7129.
l Gabrielle Pinto directs Scot Cooper, Bjorn Steinbach and Shannyn Fourie in Stephen Belber’s Tape, about a seemingly pleasant rendezvous of three high school friends who meet in a motel room years later. Upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand Street, CBD. Ends tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets: R80 at 021 300 1652.
l The new Cape Dance Company programme, Cadence, at Artscape from Thursday to Saturday at 7.30pm, December 5, 6 and 7 at 7.30pm, and December 7 at 3pm. This programme will include Keep Cover by Joshua Beamish, the pas de deux from David Krugel’s Nature of Being, Scenes by Bradley Shelver, and Bolero by Christopher Huggins. Tickets: R120 to R140 at 021 421 7695.
l Debbie Turner and Nathalie Vijver direct the Cape Academy of Performing Arts students in their annual showcase, Bittersweet, on Friday and on December 3 and 4 at 7.30pm, and Saturday at 3pm. Tickets: R95 to R120 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
l Miss Kiki Presents... Poetry at Lion Corner, 205 Lower Main Road, Observatory. Tomorrow: Joy Smith and Soundz of the South. Wednesday, December 18: year-end showcase featuring the best of this year. Show starts at 8pm. Be seated by 7.30pm. Tickets: R20 at www.nomadcomedy. co.za/tickets or call 082 553 5901.
l The Nomad Comedy Show at The Market Bar, Cape Quarter Centre, 27 Somerset Road, Green Point. Stand-up comedy with Oliver Booth and Brendan Murray on Friday. 8pm. Tickets: R60 to R100 at www.nomadcomedy/tickets or call 082 553 5901.
l The ninth Annual World Aids Day Gala Concert at Artscape Opera House features the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mario Verster and performing with director, producer and performer, Jimmie Earl Perry, South African international divas Hanneli Rupert (mezzo-soprano) and Janelle Visagie (soprano), The New Apostolic Church Cape Choir, Amy Campbell, Lauren Laing, Lana Crowster, Rouchelle Liedemann and tenor Ivan Siegelaar. Choreographer/dancer Hope Maimane of the Waterfront Theatre Company will perform Umfazi We Ndoda (Wife of a Man) with Claire Boswell and Evan Livesly. Additional musicians include Andrew Ford (piano), Shaun Johannes (bass), Kevin Gibson (drums) and Aldert du Toit (guitar). Wolfgang Riebe, international motivational speaker and illusionist, is the MC. Programme: extracts from Verdi’s Il Trovatore and La Traviata, Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro, Belle Nuit, ô Nuit d’Amour from The Tales of Hoffmann, Coenie de Villlier’s Karoonag, Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You, some Christmas cheer, gospel and more. Sunday, December 12, at 7pm.Tickets: R80 to R120 at 021 421 7695, Computicket or Shoprite and Checkers outlets.
l Anele Rusi’s iSystem, directed by Fatima Dike, is being performed as part of the Spring Drama Festival at Artscape Arena. A policeman is accused of shooting an unarmed, innocent bystander. The inquest that follows reveals not only the cracks in his psyche, but also those in the “system” he risks his life for. Ends Saturday. Tickets: R50 to R85 at Computicket, or call 021 421 7695.
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, Bucking-ham Palace – District Six, this new monologue is on at the Masambe Theatre. 7pm. Tickets: R120 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. Tickets: R100 at Computicket.
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. Friday to January 11. Tickets: R90 at door or R100 at Computicket.
l Gaetan Schmid presents The Belgian at Kalk Bay Theatre until December 1. Schmid’s latest show is a hilarious trip into the absurd and surreal mind of an endangered species. 8pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays. Tickets: R95 for show only, R80 for gallery seats at www.kbt.co.za.
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, it 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. Tickets: R120 to R320 at Computicket, or call 021 438 3300.
l Andrew Buckland is on the Golden Arrow Studio stage at the Baxter with a work that offers his characteristic combination of humour and physical performance in Laugh the Buffalo. Ends Saturday. 8.15pm. Tickets: R100 to R150 at Computicket.
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. Tickets: R110 to R230 at Computicket or call 021 461 4554.
l Jou Ma se Comedy Club presents Mel Jones hosted by Martin Davids at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront, Tomorrow to Saturday. 8.30pm. Tickets: R80. Call 021 447 7237.
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 at the Intimate Theatre, Hiddingh Campus, Orange Street, on Mondays at 8.30pm. Hilarious improvised comedy where the audience decide on the show they want to see. To book, call 072 939 3351.
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.
l Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. Tickets from R30 at the door (open at 8pm). Stand-up on last Wednesday of the month, improv 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 for details.
l Jemma Kahn and Chalk Girl at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand Street, CBD, with The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Directed by Gwydion Beynon, this is Japanese storytelling meets South African humour. Tickets: R80 at 021 300 1652.
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