South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000, book at Computicket.

Beating the Ground, by Lulu Tsheola, directed by Kenneth Paepae Mmekwa, starring Nthabiseng Masemola, Peter Mothiba, Enoch Dlamini and others. Ends Sunday.

Droomkind, Die Storie van Josef. Saturday to May 4. R140 to R270.


Amamabazo, directed by Edmund Mlongo. Pays tribute to Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Previews April 9 to 12, 15 and16 at 8pm, April 13 at 3pm. Sunday R100. Opens April 17. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets to previews: R40, Tuesday and Wednesday R40 and Thursday to Sunday R100.


Exile, written and directed by Kgaogelo Tshabalala featuring Sello Zikalala, Motlatse Mafatshe, Zimkhitha Kumbaca and others, April 8 to May 4, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R30 to R100.`

The Intimate:

Smaarties, directed, written and performed by Jannes Erasmus. Thursday to April 13. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tuesdays R20, Wednesday to Sunday R50.

Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783: Tickets at Computicket or the door.

Broadway performance by FADCreations. Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 3pm. R120.

Atterbury Theatre Wine Club (3) with The Stellenbosch Wine Bar. Monoday. Membership fee.

CH2 and Soweto String Quartet. April 9. R160, R180.

The Way I See It with Barry Hilton. 8pm. April 11. R180, R200.

Radio Kalahari Orkes. 4pm. April 13. R140, R160.

Tree63. 7pm. April 14 and 15. R200.

Betaal Belasting with Dowwe Dolla. April 16. R140, R160.

Die-Hoe-se-Wat-se-Wie-Nou-Weer with Elize Cawood and Wilson Dunster. 8pm. April 17. R130, R150

Divas with Corlea. 8pm. April 18. R120.

Die Heuwels Fantasties. 8pm. April 24. R140, R160.

Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:

Forever Young celebrates Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong and others. Ends April 20. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R100 to R160.

Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or 012 346 3474 or iSalon in Brooklyn.

Limelight Concert by School of Music at North-West University and exhibition by the school. Saturday, April 12 at 11am. Features works by Charminade, Goedicke, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart and Grundman.

Breytenbach Theatre, 137 Gerhard Moerdijk St, Sunnyside. Bookings: [email protected] or call 012 440 4834:

Gateway. Department of Performing Arts’ showcase of dance ranging from African dance to classical ballet, dedicated to Vicki Karras, former head of Dept of Dance and Musical Theatre. Six works. April 16 to 26. Monday to Saturday. 7.30pm, 3pm on April 26 (no shows over the Easter weekend).

University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 012 420 3644:

Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:

Lunch-Hour concerts: Thursdays. 12.40pm to 13.20pm. Free. March 27 – UP Ovuwa Cultural Ensemble, director Mxolisi Duda.

April 10 – Music Department Stars 1.

April 17 – All that Jazz, by music department jazz students.

Club Bel Air, St Joseph St, Eersterust, Pretoria: bookings Gaga: 078 255 54603:

Miss Gay Queen of Queens 2014. Saturday. Doors open 8pm. Pre-sale R60, door sale R80. Cooler box R100, beer and ciders only. Proceeds towards Lodewyk Spies Old Age

Laudium Community Hall, Bengal St, Laudium, Pretoria:

Shri Muthumari Angalaeshwari Temple Smat presents South Africa’s Amma of Indian Cultural song and dance, Kumari Ambigay, supported by Tansen Nepaul. May 17. 6.30pm. Tickets: e-mail [email protected], [email protected] or call Guru Reggie Naidoo at 082 356 5146.

Irene Village Theatre, 2 Pioneer Rd, Irene:

Rapunzel by the Tshwane Youth Theatre. Ends April 17, schools only from April 7 to 11. 10am and 3pm with evening shows on April 4, 5 and 12 at 6.30pm. R60 to R85 at Computicket or [email protected] Info at 084 804 0490.

Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709, tickets at the door:

Children’s theatre: Magonjatjie en die dinosourusse. Today at 10am. R60, R50.

Sneeuwitjie en Doie Sewe Dwergies, by Oakfields College students.Tomorrow to Friday at 10am. R50, R40.

Hansie en Greitjie. April 30 and May 3 at 10am. R50, R40.

Classic Trio with Olive Sandilands, Miro Chakaryan and Malané Hofmeyr-Burger with a programme of works by Bach, Telemann and Briccialdi. April 13 at 3pm.

Sun City: 014 557 1144:

Sun City Superbowl:

25th Battle of the Giants All Styles Dance Festival. April 11 to 13 at 7am. Grand final at 7pm on Saturday, April 12. From R75 daily and R80 for Saturday at Computicket.


Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings 083 377 4969 or

Twilight of the Golds, written by Jonathan Tollins. A thought-provoking and provocative statement about sexuality, religion and science. Stars Annabel Linder, Michael De Pinna, Daniel Janks, Caryn Katz and Clayton Boys, directed by Maralin Vanrenen. Ends April 12.

Classical music lunch-hour concerts on Fridays. 12.45 for 1pm. R40 is requested which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Inquiries 011 883 8606.

Friday: Anne Marshall (piano) and Marlene Verwey (flute) from London. Programme: Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, Schumann’s Fantasiestucke opus 73 and Borne’s Carmen Fantasy.

Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg. Book at

I Shit Diamonds, starring Stacey Sacks, presented by Not Normal. April 10 to 13.

Picture Incomplete. April 17 to 20.

Stranger Things, with Ryan Dittman. April 25 to 27.

Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts, braamfontein: 011 877 6854: book at 0861 670 670, see

The Mandela Theatre:

Queen at the Ballet by Sean Bovim captures the story of Freddie Mercury in ballet. Led by Henk Opperman, Cito and Angela Kilian. Ends April 13. Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R100 to R280.

Anthems of Democracy. Celebrating South Africa’s 20th anniversary of Democracy, featuring Bright Blue, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Jennifer Ferguson, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Victor Masondo, Mzwakhe Mbule, others and Joan Armatrading. April 24, 25 and 26 at 7.30pm. Special Freedom Day performance: Sunday, April 27. From R160 to R300 as above.

Full Moon celebrates Vuyani Dance Theatre’s 15th anniversary with Gregory Maqoma’s new work. April 30 to May 11. Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) teams up with fashion label Black Coffee for this dance work. There will be a black-tie gala fund raising performance on April 29, celebrating South Africa’s 20 years of democracy. For more details about the hospitality packages and booking for the gala evening, and during the season, call Minette van Zyl at 011 055 5554 or 083 565 5331.

People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340: For reduced prices on tickets join the People’s Theatre Kids Club, call Andrew or Lorraine as above or see

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith. Ends April 20. School terms: 9am and 11am, Monday to Friday. Saturdays, government school holidays and certain Sundays: 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Fringe Theatre, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, 011 877 6854:

Dreams. Illusionist Ilan Smith’s new show with The Parlotones. Ends Sunday.

Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:

‘80s vs ‘90s. Celebrates ‘80s and ‘90s pop culture. Ends April 20. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R100 to R145

Thank You for the Music. A tribute to ABBA, the Bee Gees and Queen. April 24 to May 25. Tuesday to Saturday 8pm, R145. Sunday 2pm, R100.

Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:

Battle of the Sexes. Rockers vs the divas of rock and roll. Ends April 20; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, R160. Sundays 2pm, R100.

Born to be Wild. A tribute to the wildest rock stars of our time, April 30 to June 1. Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8pm, R160. Sundays 2pm, R100.

Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia Roads, Sunninghill: 011 234 2033:

Time Warp. Rock Stars, Broadway and Hollywood collide. Ends April 20; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, R160. Sundays 2pm, R100.

Strictly No 1’s. Sixty years of Billboard 100 No 1s. April 22 to June 1. Tuesday to Saturday 8pm, R160. Sundays 2pm, R100pp.

The Edge, St Mary’s School, 55 Athol St, Waverley, 011 531 1800:

Apollo Saxophone Quartet, the renowned British group. April 10 at 8pm. R175 adults, R120 students at Computicket. Info: Sara Gon at [email protected] or 083 555 7952.

La Trinita Restaurant, Shop G1A, Kyalami Downs Shopping Centre, Kyalami, Midrand, 011 466 7949:

Gauteng Opera dinner concert featuring the music of Andre Bocelli. April 16. 6.30pm for 7pm. R350 a person.

Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.

Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre:

Call Me Lee. A tribute to Liberace with Jonathan Roxmouth, Samuel Hyde and Weslee Lauder, directed by Ian von Memerty.Tomorrow to April 27. R100 to R160 at Computicket or the theatre.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

A Load of Bull. Comedy with Alan Committie and Robert Fridjhon. A woman’s guide to rugby and a whole lot more, directed by Christopher Weare. Ends April 20, Wednesday to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturday at 5.15 and 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R150 at the box office or Computicket.

Madame Zingara’s: 0861 623 263:

After Forever Tour, the dinner-cirque with captivating acts. R440 to R495.

Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:

The Armando Diaz Experience. Jozi’s hottest improv troupe perform the last Thursday of the month. Each month there will be celebrity guest.

A Human Being Died that Night, based on Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madizikela’s book of her prison interviews with Eugene De Kock. Ends Sunday. Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. Not suitable for children under 14. R79 to r158 at Computicket and the box office.

National Children’s Theatre, Wynnstay House, 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, bookings 011 484 1584/5. [email protected] See www.national

The Astounding Antics of Anthony Ant by Pieter Scholtz. Ends May 4. Mondays to Saturdays during government school holidays: 10.30am and 2.30pm, daily to schools during government school term. R110 chairs and R90 for cushions. Call Claudy as above for tickets. Booking essential.

Blue Room: new drama class for age group five to seven years, providing a creative, nurturing and exhilarating environment for young children. Every Saturday during government school term. New term starts May 3. 10am to 11am. R600 a term. Speak to Claudy or Cindy.

Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:

Big Top Arena:

Soul star Joss Stone. Tomorrow. 8pm. R300 to R680 at Computicket.

Benjamin Dube launches a new DVD. Saturday. 7.30pm. R150 to R300 at Computicket.

Goema Afrikaans Music Awards, featuring Elvis Blue, Kurt Darren, Riana Nel, Joshua na die Reen, Corlea Botha, Jay, Joe Foster and others. April 13. 5pm. R100 to R150 at Computicket.

Tamia April 27. R195 to R500 at Computicket.

Rio Rooms, Carnival City:

Afro-Beatz. Every last Sunday of the month. 3pm till late. R130 (entry and meal) at the entrance from 1pm. For more info call Siphiwe Motha at 083 856 3077.

Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:

The Comedy Central Roast of Kenny Kunene with Roast master Jimmy Carr. Thursday. R700 at Computicket.

Don’t Dalla Wid Da Masala. A comedy with Karou Charou. Saturday. R150 at Computicket.

Hilarious Celebration. Stand-up comedy with Kedibone Mulaudzi, Napsta, TD Jokes, Ditsebe and more. Sunday, April 20. R120 at Computicket.

SA Indies Music Week. April 22 to 27: Tuesday: traditional music; Wednesday: African festival; Thursday: electro music; Friday: mega gospel; Saturday: variety/US music; Sunday: awards ceremony. From R75 at Computicket.

Globe Theatre, 011 248 5168/011 248 5000:

Alain’s HypnoComedy featuring Alain D Woolf every Wednesday in April. R60.

Parker’s Gold Reef City:

The Bats. Every Sunday afternoon. Doors open at 1pm, show starts at 2pm. R90.

Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:

Theatre of Marcellus:

The Crown of Russian Ballet with a showcase of Bizet’s Carmen, Pugni’s Pas de Quatre, Adam’s Pas de Deux Le Corsaire Saint-Saens’s Dying Swan, Brel’s Don’t Leave Me and Ravel’s Bolero. . May 7 to 11. R150 to R440 at Computicket.

My Boetie Se Sussie Se Ou. Ray Cooney’s comedy. May 12 to June 1. R130 at Computicket.

Centre Court:

Air Supply. Featuring all their classic hits such as Lost in Love, All Out of Love, The One That You Love, Sweet Dreams and Making Love out Of Nothing At All. April 25 and 26 at 8pm. From R280 to R650 at Computicket.

Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, 011 486 0935:

Classic Concert. R75. Last Sunday of every month.

Going Gooding. The cult show is back, on the second Sunday of every month. Ends June 8 at 5.30pm. R140. Enjoy a buffet lunch before the show. R150.

Bosman’s Patriots by Tim Sandham and Angus Douglas. A new take on a literary giant. Thursday to Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at noon, April 10, 11, 12, at 8pm and April 13 at 12pm. R120.

The Way We Were. Cat Simoni’s tribute to Barbra Streisand. April19 at 8pm, April 20 and 21 at noon. R130. Book for the special Easter Sunday lunch buffet.

Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Ave, cnr Newport Rd, Parkwood, 011 442 3232:

Red by Simon Gush, examines labour relations at the Mercedes Benz plant in East London in 1990 – particularly the building of a red Mercedes Benz for Nelson Mandela. Ends May 16

GoetheonMain, 245 Main St, Joburg CBD: Kaja Kopkow 011 442 3232:

Nesting Narratives. Francis Burger, Talya Lubinsky, Ashmash Blue, George Mashashe, Ruth Sacks. Co-curated by Thato Mogotsi Opens tomorrow at 6.30pm. Ends April 20.

Mary Fitzgerald Square, 32 Jeppe St, Newtown Precinct, Johannesburg

XooXity Art/Tech/Music Festival. May 3. DJ Fresh with Messy MC (UK), Bittereinder, Sibot and Toyota and more. Art installations, films, activations and art pieces. R500 at and includes a cashless card with R50 credit loaded for use at the event’s bars and food stalls.

Tech4Africa, conference takes place at Sci-Bono Centre, Newtown. May 2 to 3. R1 000 on and includes access to ZooXity.

Patidar Hall, Salvia St, Lenasia, book at Computicket:

Don’t Dalla Wid Da Masala. Comedy with Karou Charou. Friday. R100 at the offices of the Rising Sun and Computicket. Kids under 10 free.

Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356:

Aria! Opera for Everyone’s La Traviata, featuring Anina Wasserman as Violetta and Stefan Louw as Alfredo. Tickets, with narrator, R120. April 11.

The Basement Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1357:

My Band Project, opening doors into the music industry for young artists, until July 5. Bands get to play for an audience. Youth bands and DJs aged 16 to 29 will have workshops conducted by music industry leaders. To enter, contact Masim at 011 047 1455, e-mail [email protected] or see My Band, My Music workshop on Saturday. Leera and The Mind Craft, Impande Core, Saturday. To enter the programme, contact Masim 011 057 5514.

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, cnr Miriam Makebo and President St, Newtown, Johannesburg, 071 547 5558:

Tech4Africa conference takes place at Sci-Bono Centre, Newtown. May 2 to 3, R1 000 on and includes access to ZooXity, taking place May 3 at Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown.

Shikisha, Miriam Mekeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:

Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday. For up-and-coming comedians. R40 at the door. 8pm till 11pm.

University of Johannesburg Theatre, Kingsway Campus, Joburg,

Shakespeare’s Othello by Think Theatre. May 5 to 16. Bookings: Doreen Stanley at 033 343 4884 or 084 556 0668 or e-mail [email protected]

Marat/sade, directed by Alby Michaels, featuring Jacques Bessenger as Marat and Mothusi Magano as Sade. April 11. Book at Computicket,

UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Rd Campus:

What the Water Gave Me, launches R?VOIUTION MMXIV, exploring the deep connectiuons between Indonesian and Cape Malaysian culture, the play excavates stories buried in the darkness of Cape Town’s history. Directed and designed by Jade Bowers, performed by Cherae Halley. April 9 to 12 at 7.30pm. Book at Computicket.

The Venue, 17 High St, Melrose Arch, 011 214 4300:

947Unplugged, every second Sunday. Doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm. See for more info.

Wits Great Hall: East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376 or [email protected]

Wednesday Lunch Hour Concerts.

Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:

Hillbrow, directed by John Badenhorst. April 15 to 17 and April 22 to 25 at 7.30pm. Book at or at the door.

The Atrium, SW Engineering Building, Wits East Campus, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:

Pierre-Andre Doucet – classical and contemporary pianist in At night, the Dark River Flows with works by Demenico Scarlatti, Franz Liszt. April 12 at 7.30pm

Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Joburg:

Concert Series by Johannesburg Musial Society. Pianist Ching-Yun Hu from Taiwan. Programme: Chopin: Sonata in B Flat Minor, Opus 35, Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit, Granados; Two Goyescas Albeniz: Iberian Suite. April 12. R145 to R170 at Computicket. See or call 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.

Concert Series by Johannesburg Musial Society. Italian Antonio Pompa-Baldi. Programme: Liapunov: Opus 11, No 12 (from Douze etudes d’execution transcendantes), Chopin: Etudes, Opus 10, Liszt: Second Ballade, Sposalizio, Liszt: Verdi’s Ernani Paraphrase, Plano: Apres une lecture de Liszt. May 17. R145 to R170 at Computicket. See or call 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.

Call for Entries:

The Imbewu Trust is calling for applications for their third SCriBE Scriptwriting Competition with a number of prizes available this year. Closing date is July 31 and the top five scripts will be selected for a week-long staged reading in October with the opportunity for discussion and feedback from the public and members of the theatre industry. The winning script will be produced by a professional creative team for a run at a Cape Town theatre next year. A second winner will have the chance to further workshop the play, with a third award of the Scribblers Dream, a financial prize to enable a writer to work alongside a mentor to develop the script.

The Imbewu Trust, a non-profit organisation, was founded by Same de Romijn and Paul Griffiths to create an accessible community of varied voices that can flourish through collaboration, resourcefulness and innovation.

Imbewu is looking for new works of outstanding quality, original content and which represent the range of the South African theatre landscape. The scripts should be in English, no longer than 40 pages or 80 minutes, with no more than five cast members. For details visit

Applications for Bursary:

The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) in partnership with the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (Dalro) and Nedbank Arts Affinity offers three Performing Arts Scholarships for local aspirant performers. The programme is aimed at grade 12 learners and individuals younger than 25 years of age who are neither registered for an undergraduate degree nor considered to be a professional performing artist. The programme takes the form of a competition where particpants are assessed on their acting, dancing and singing potential and culminates in a final showcase before an independent panel. The Scholarships Programme is open for registrations until May 31. For information or to register for participation visit

Applications for Funding:

The National Arts Council invites individuals and registered arts organisations in the following disciplines: craft, visual arts and literature to submit their applications for project funding. Applications are invited for projects of national significance that are involved in the creation of new works, arts development, arts promotion and that facilitate access to the arts and markets. Furthermore, applications that have a strong community base and have been conceived in collaboration with others working in similar fields will be preferable. Projects that celebrate the 20 years anniversary of freedom and democracy are also encouraged to apply.

Conditions for acceptance: all relevant sections of the application for must be filled in completely; all requested documentation must be submitted with the application form; applications must be submitted on or before April 25, no later than 4pm.

This invitation is also open to arts organisations and individuals who support the involvement of women, youth and people living with disabilities.

Please note late and incomplete applications will not be considered and no exceptiosn will be made. Application forms and funding guide- lines are available from the National Arts Council office or can be downloaded from

For more info contact the Arts Development Officers at the NAC office. Note: Only posted, couriered and hand delivered applications will be accepted. National Arts Council, PO Box 500, Newtown, 2113, 66 Margaret Mcingana St, Market Theatre precinct, Newtown, 2113. Tel 011 838 1383. Fax 011 838 56353. E-mail: [email protected]

• Computicket: 083 915 8000

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• For inclusion in Boardwalk, e-mail details to [email protected] by Wednesday.