South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St, Pretoria, 012 392 4000:


Forgiveness, adapted and co-written by Keamoetswe Moeketsane, with Nokuthuyla Mashaba, starring Boitumelo Modise, Dannie Putter, Joseph Komani, Kedibone Motloutsi and others. August 22 to September 14. Tuesday R40, Wednesday to Sunday R80.

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


Forgiveness, adapted and co-written by Keamoetswe Moeketsane with Nokuthuyla Mashaba, starring Boitumelo Modise, Dannie Putter, Joseph Komani, Kedibone Motloutsi and others, Friday to September 14, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday #pm. Tickets Tuesday R40, Wednesday to Sunday R80.


My Boetie Se Sussie Se Ou, Ray Cooney’s laugh a minute show September 2 to 14, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Bookings at Computicket.

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

Dark Side of the Moon – a tribute to Pink Floyd with Mel Botes and band. 8pm. Friday. R140, R180.

The Way I See It with comedian Barry Hilton. Saturday at 8pm. R180, R200.

Die-Hoe-se-Wat-se-Wie-Nou-Weer? With Elize Cawood and Wilson Dunster. 4pm. Sunday. R130, R150.

Sultans of Swing, tribute to Dire Straits, Mel Botes, Storm Productionz, 4pm, August 27, R120-R200.

Radio Kalahari Orkes, 8pm, August 28, R140/R160.

William Warren CD release, August 31 at 2.30pm, bookings 083 377 0088. R80/R150 (single & CD), R240 (two tickets and CD).

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

Battle of the Sexes. Rockers vs the divas of rock and roll. Ends August 31. From R100.

e-Void, the original band from the ‘80s, Friday at 8pm, R180pp.

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

Gilbert & Sullivan Highlights, a selection of music from the English operas featuring six singers, August 27 at 8pm, August 29 at 8pm, August 31 at 3pm.

Strings Theory – Vivace Duo, Sunday September 7 at 3pm.

Laughing Chefs, 217 Soutpansberg Rd, Rietondale, Pretoria Moot, Esrida at 072 511 4946 or Maggie, 082 823 7846:

A Tribute to Andrea Bocelli. Dinner concert with Gauteng Opera soloists and three-course meal. Friday. 7.30pm for 8pm. R280 including dinner. Inquiries or bookings: 012 322 7944, Esrida as above, or text CHEFS to 45951 (R1.50 per text).

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

Doep is nie Dood nie, Jannie du Toit sings koos du Plessis, tomorrow at 7pm.

Nu-Song, master class in song with Ingrid van Zweel, Saturday at 9am to 4pm, booking essential.

Pierre van der Westhuizen and Barend Deysel, Sunday at 3pm.

Afrikaans Akoesties: Kaleidoskoop, Bouwer Bosch, Deon Meiring, Len Muller, two shows before interval and two after, August 27 at 7pm.

Valiant Swart, August 28 at 7pm.

Sun City Theatre, 014 557 1144:

B’dazzled, Mondays to Wednesdays at 8pm, ends September 27, R130 available at Computicket.

Heavenly Bodies, 10pm, Thursdays to Saturdays ends September 27, R150pp, available at Computicket.

Tshwane University of Technology: 012 318 5157:

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

La Cenerentola, by Rossini. The ultimate rags-to-riches story, sung in Italian with English surtitles, by TUT Dept of Performing Arts (vocal art). Friday, Saturday, tomorrow and Friday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 3pm. R80 adults, R60 pensioners, R40 students at 082 884 8946.

ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Muckleneuk:

Pinchas Zukerman, a violinist, with his wife, South African-Canadian cellist Amanda Forsyth, and pianist Angela Cheng. Sunday, August 31. 4pm. R350 pensioners to R450 at Computicket.

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

Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:

Lunch-hour concerts: Every Thursday. 12.40pm to 13.20pm. Free.

August 21 – Pretoria Boys High Choir conducted by Lhente-Mari Pitout.

August 28 – Hoerskool Waterkloof Orkes directed by Peter van der Poel.


Alliance Francaise, 17 Lower Park Drive, corner Kerry Road, Parkview, 011 646 1169:

Celebration of Ekupholeni’s 20 Years of Healing, exhibitions, live music, documentary screening and book, until Thursday. Documentary – Soft Vengeance, Albie Sachs and the New South Africa by Abby Ginzberg, tonight at 6.30 for 7pm. Reading, Q&A and book signing – My Piece of Sky, Stories of Child sexual abuse by Mariella Furrer, Thursday at 6.30 for 7pm.

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

I Have Life – Alison’s Journey, by Maralin Vanrenen, based on the book by Marianne Thamm. Ends August 30, Tuesday-Saturday 7.30pm. For young adults from age 16. R60 a pupil in a school group, normal prices R140, R100.

Gala Variety Concert. Featuring Judy Page, Annabel Linder, Fiona Ramsay, Samantha Peo, Carly Graeme, Cat Simoni, Bongi Mthombeni, Brenda Sakellarides and more. A fund-raiser for SA Guide Dogs Association. Sunday, August 24, 3pm and 6.30pm.

Meze, Mira and Make-up, classic Greek/SA comedy by Irene Stephanous, with Taryn Papadopoulos Louch, directed by Renos Nicos Spanoudes, Sunday, August 31 at 3pm, R120 and R100 for students and seniors.

Classical music on Fridays. 12.45pm for 1pm. R40, which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries: 011 883 8606.

Friday: The Double Ensemble – Daline Watson, Merryl Monnard, Kate Moore, Christi-Louise Swanepoel, Lesley Stansell, Wess Beukes and Christopher Bishop.

August 29: Laura Kirsten and Sandile Mabaso, arias about love in celebration of women.

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

The Mandela Theatre:

Dance Umbrella 2014: Les Nuits – Preljocaj Ballet Company, September 2 and 3 at 8pm. Tickets as above.

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

99 Hits. Ninety-nine hit songs in one show. Ends August 31. From R100.

Bieber vs One Direction. August 23 at 2pm. R90.

e-Void, the original band from the ‘80s. Saturday and August 27 at 8pm. R180.

Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds, Sunninghill: 011 234 2033: Forever Young celebrates the late great musical icons. Ends Thursday. From R100.

e-Void, the original band from the ‘80s. Thursday at 8pm. R180.

Bassline Jazz Club, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown Music Centre, 011 838 9145:

African Storm Sound System Ragga Nights. Every Thursday, join The Admiral, Jah Seed and Bobotical. R100 at the door. Doors open 9pm.

Constitution Hill, The Old Fort, 1 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, 011 381 3100:

Women’s Month: Ballet Lessons and Humane Education Workshop (Children’s Room), August 29.

Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:

Emperor’s Food, Drink and entertainment Festival, August 28 to 31. Themed areas such as Taverns of the World, The Beer House Emperors Palate, Emperors Beach. August 28 to 31, open Thursday and Friday 4pm to 10.30pm, Saturday 11am to 10.30pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm. Tickets R80, complimentary entry for children under 12. Amusement park rides R25 per ride. Bookings at Computicket or the box office.

Theatre of Marcellus:

Rainbow at Midnight, with Nataniël, Corlea, Lindiwe Bungane, Nicolaas Swart and others. Thursday to September 28. R160 to R220 at the box office or Computicket.

Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace, bookings at 011 928 1108, online at or at the box office at the entrance.

Time Warp, where Rock Stars, Hollywood and Broadway collide, ends August 31, tickets R100 to R160pp.

e-Void, the original band from the 80s, tomorrow at 8pm, Tickets R180pp.

Gandhi Hall, Lenasia

Dvitiyam/Duality, classical Indian dance by an all female cast, August 30 at 5 for 5.30pm, R90pp. For info and tickets Anusha 082 267 4602; Panna 082 491 4376 or Reshma 083 324 1776.

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

The Lyric, 011 248 5000:

The Bosso Showdown. A showcase of South African talent to further develop up-and-coming artists with supporting acts. Friday. R100 at Computicket or the box office.

Home Affairs. A comedy with Celeste Ntuli. Saturday. R165 at box office or Computicket.

The Commonwealth Pageant, Miss Teen, Miss, Mrs and Mr Commonwealth South Africa to be crowned at this glamorous event, Friday August 29, fundraiser for Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust, Ikageng Itireleng Aids Ministry and breast cancer initiative “Pink Drive”. Tickets from R200 at Computicket or the box office.

Miss India South Africa Pageant, with mass dance sequence by all contestants, talent sequence, question and answer, Saturday, August 30, tickets R100 and R200, bookings at Computicket or box office.

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

The John Kani Theatre:

The Jittery Citizens – The Armando Diaz Experience. Jozi improv troupe performs the last Thursday of the month. Each month there is a celebrity guest. R100.

Joe Barber VI – Life. Celebrates 15 years with comedy legends David Isaacs and Oscar Peterson. Ends Sunday. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 3pm. R83 to R160 at Computicket. PG13.

The Voice of Anne Frank, starring Mirenka Cechova and cellist Nancy Jo Snider, tomorrow to August 29, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8.15pm and Sundays at 3.15pm. R120.

Barney Simon Theatre:

Dance Umbrella 2014: (tickets at Computicket) Lonely Together – Gregory Maqoma/Roberto Olivan, September 3 and 4 at 8pm.

Ramolao Makhene Theatre (previously Market Theatre Laboratory), The Bus Factory, President St, Newtown, 011 832 1641:

Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival: Skierlik and Venturing South, double bill , September 4 to 7.

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

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:

A Handful of Keys. Ian von Memerty, Jonathan Roxmouth and Roelof Colyn. Ends October 5. R100 to R170 at Computicket.


Cirque Éloize iD. Opens today. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays 3pm, Sundays 2pm, 6pm. R120 to R350 at Computicket.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

Constellations, written by Nick Payne, starring Janna Ramos-Violante and Ashley Dowds, directed by Alan Swerdlow. Ends September 28. Wednesday to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturday at 5.15pm and 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R150 at Computicket or the box office.

Madame Zingara: 0861 623 263:

After Forever Tour. R440 to R495 as above.

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

Under the Baobab Tree, a selection of stories and songs, until September 12. Chairs R110, cushion seating R90.

Blue Room: New drama class for age groups seven to nine, 10 to 11, 12 to 13 and 14 to 17 years, providing dance, drama, improvisation, script reading, singing, musical appreciation, mime, physical theatre, public speaking, modern, hip hop and African dance. Saturdays, 9am to noon during school term. Call Claudy as above.

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

Sent, a travelling piece of theatre on the dying form of letter writing, Friday and Saturday.

Shika-Land, one-woman show performed by Shika Budhoo, the lives of five different women, August 28 to 31.

Sandton Central Park:

Nokia Rise & Shine music festival with OBiKWAl, Saturday. Line-up includes Matthew Mole, Zebra & Giraffe, Al Bairre and allows you to do your part in conserving the environment. Plant trees, taste wines. Kick off with Yoga at 9am. Tickets to the festival at at R150pp.

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

Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday. R40 at the door. 8pm to 11pm.

Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre, cnr Toby and Edward sts, Sophiatown: 011 673 1271.

Sophiatown Jazz Encounters, featuring Mlungisi Gegana live with his new album I am Who Am I, August 29 at 7pm. Call Rinkie 083 550 7130/011 673 1271. R100 advanced booking or R110 at the door.

Soweto Theatre, cnr Bolani and Bolani Link rds, Jabulani, Soweto, 011 930 7461/2/3:

Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, directed by Warona Seane. Ends August 31. Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm, Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am. R80 at Computicket.

Town Hall, 66 Carr St, Newtown Cultural Precinct:

Grietfest 2014, featuring Koan Sound, Black Sun Empire, Far Too Loud, Etnik, four internationals, four stages and 30 DJ/producers, August 30 from 1pm to 2am, R140-R250, see

UJ Arts Centre, cnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park, 011 559 3058:

The Nadanam Experience. A bharatha natyam performance by the Nadanam Dance Company with vocal and musical ensemble Magantharen Balakisten, Sivanandan Moodley, Shiva Padiachi, Dhiveshan Pather and Seelan Pillay. Saturday and Sunday. Info: 083 375 4835, 076 027 7557 or [email protected]

Wanderers Cricket Stadium, Corlett Drive, Illovo, Joburg:

Holi Festival of Colours World Tour. Saturday. Noon till late. Line-up: DJ Fresh, Roger Goode, Mark Stent, Royal K, Lady Lea and others. R205 early bird ticket, R255 Holi Festival ticket; R305 Holi colour package which includes five bags of powder, R445 VIP includes powder, access to VIP chill lounge, on-site private parking and snack platters. Info: holifestivalof coloursjoburg. Tickets: www.holi or

Wits Theatre, cnr Jorissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:

Dance Umbrella 2014: (Tickets at Computicket) Stepping Stones, August 31 from 10am onwards.

Baobab Shadows, More in than Out of Time (Harold George, Portia Mashigo), August 31 at 7pm.

Wits Theatre Complex, Jorissen St, Braamfontein:

Drama for Life Sex Actually Festival: Heart to Heart, August 19-30, exploring human connection. Tickets available at or the box office an hour before show. Online purchases R40, R50 at door. Lunchtime festival offerings and Sex Talk Series free and a ticket can be collected from the DFL Info Desk on the day.

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

Ensemble Cross Art, contemporary piano currents, Junko Yamamoto and Oliver Sascha Frick presenting new contemporary music for solo piano combining video and electronics, Tonight at 7.30pm. Tickets R80 adults, R55 students pensioners available at R85 and R60 at the door.

Wits Music Room, 8th Floor, University Corner, Wits East Campus, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:

Wednesday Lunch Hour Concerts: August 27: Edre van As (BMus Ii) – jazz guitar; Katlego Matsoso (BMus II) – jazz vocals.

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

The Wits Trio – Zanta Hofmeyr, Maciej Lacny, Malcolm Nay – in concert with Jacques Fourie, Saturday at 7pm.

Call for Proposals:

Call for proposals for the main programme of the South African State Theatre which will run from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. It offers theatre practitioners the opportunity to present their productions on any of their six stages. They encourage work that is relevant, entertaining, bold and cutting-edge, inspiring, educational, that will stimulate debate and sell tickets. The State Theatre will fund successful productions to the tune of R200 000. Added to the production fund, the theatre will offer the venue for four weeks including move-in; access to wardrobe and décor; marketing, advertising and publicity; 15 percent of gross box office income. Individual artists, producers and arts companies must submit the following information for consideration: full script or a brief synopsis of the production; motivation of how the production is relevant, entertaining, cutting-edge, inspiring etc; artistic treatment; company/ individual’s information e.g. biographies of the creative team, contact details and any other publicity material of the production; full script if the production exists. Proposals will be assessed by the State Theatre’s artistic team and then by the Artistic Committee of Council for recommendation to the State Theatre Council. Proposals can be submitted to The Artistic Director, Aubrey W Sekhabi, SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St, Pretoria, 0002, or [email protected] Proposals must reach the theatre by September 15, successful companies will be informed by October 30. Enquiries and information: [email protected]

National Arts Festival is calling for proposals for the 2015 Main programme which will run July 2 to 12 next year. They are looking for compelling performances, exhibitions and cross-disciplinary works, for programmes that critique and celebrate our humanity and stretch the boundaries of artistic practice. Download a proposal brief from the website Proposals must reach the artistic director no later than Friday. All proposals must be submitted as per the proposal brief. Inquiries should be addressed to the Artistic Director, Ismail Mahomed, 046 603 1103 or by e-mail to [email protected] Winners of the Standard Bank Ovation Awards will receive written invitations to submit proposals for the 2015 Arena programme. Fringe applications will be available in October and registration will close on Friday, January 16. Forms and information available online. Enquiries: Fringe Manager, Zikhona Nweba, 046 603 1177, or e-mail [email protected]


Young musicians are invited to enter the second Wakkerstroom Music Bursary Competition, to be held in Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga, on October 17 and 18. Two bursaries for music undergraduate or postgraduate study totalling R150 000 will be awarded. Closing date for applications is Friday. Competition rules, procedures and application form at or by e-mail: [email protected]

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