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


Forgiveness, adapted and co-written by Keamoetswe Moeketsane with Nokuthuyla Mashaba, starring Boitumelo Modise, Dannie Putter, Joseph Komani, Kedibone Motloutsi and others. Ends September 14, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday 3pm. 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. R130 to R170 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:

Jou Gat My Skat! with Cobus Venter and Marisa Drumond. 8pm. Today R120.

Spring Soiree, featuring Nianell, Vivace Guitar Duo and Helena Ceronio. Tomorrow at 9.30am. A benefit for Chrysalis Preschool in Lynnwood, a stimulation centre for severely disabled children. Spot prizes, goody bags and a cash coffee bar.

Karen Zoid. 8pm. Thursday. R150.

Espana 2014. 11am, 3pm and 8pm on Saturday, 3pm on Sunday. R140 to R180.

Sarie Front Page Announcement 2014 with Bobby van Jaarsveld, Charlize Berg and Elma Smit, 6.30pm. September 9. R130, R150.

Our Own Three Tenors, and LS Constantia Park Junior Choir, Philip Kotze, Du Preez Stoltz and Chris Coetzer. 7pm. September 10. R120. Book with Carinda Fourie: [email protected], Antoinette Venter: 078 786 7633 or [email protected]

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

On Wings of Music Quintet. Five South African wind players. Friday at 8pm. Strings Theory – Vivace Duo, with Gerrit Roos and Jonathan Moolman with Salon Music Ensemble, Uruguayan guitar duo, Duo Siquiera-Lima, Johannesburg Guitar Quartet, Abri Jordaan and Chris Mostert. Sunday at 3pm.

Caro Mio Ben (Arie Antiche). Teresa de Wit, Barend van der Westhuizen and Paul Ferreira with a programme of antique arias from the 18th and 19th century. September 10 and 12 at 8pm, September 14 at 3pm.

Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710; shows start at 8pm, book as above.

Grenzeloos Nederlands: Jules de Corte with Bert van den Brink and Jannie du Toit. Tomorrow at 8pm.

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

September 11: Manuel Escorcio.

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

Hoe ‘n Man Se Kop Werk. Comedy with Altus Theart. Today and tomorrow at 7pm.

Liewe Heksie en die Tuindwerg. Saturday at 10am.

Lance James. Sunday at 3pm.

Jannie Moolman. September 12 at 7pm.

Sun City Theatre, 014 557 1144:

B’dazzled. Mondays to Wednesdays at 8pm. Ends September 27. R130 at Computicket.

Heavenly Bodies. Thursdays to Saturdays at 10pm. Ends September 27. R150 at Computicket.

Peninsula, Cascades:

Spring Celebration featuring Die Campbells; Lcnvl, Pascal and Pearce, Nakhane Toure as well as DJs and Afrikaans artists, and appearances by Little Miss Sunshine, Mr Bump, The Giant Puppets and a Marimba band. Ends October 25. For more info, visit

Valley of the Waves:

Spring Celebration, featuring Die Campbells; Lcnvl, Pascal and Pearce, Nakhane Toure as well as DJs and Afrikaans artists, and appearances by Little Miss Sunshine, Mr Bump, The Giant Puppets and Marimba Band. Saturday to October 25. For more info, visit

Unisa Dr Miriam Makeba Theatre, Unisa Main Campus:

McCoy Mrubata. Thursday, September 4 at 7.30pm. R95 (adults), R75 (students and pensioners) at the door. Free parking available.

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.

September 11 – UP Youth Choir conducted by Lhente-Mari Pitout.

Villa San Giovanni Restaurant, Wonderboom Airport, Lintveld Rd, Wonderboom, 012 543 0501:

Forte and Villa San Giovanni Celebrate Spring. An evening of classical music and Italian food. Saturday at 6.30pm for 7pm. Featuring Khumbuzile Dlamini, Annemarie Steenkamp, Phenye Modiane and Kagiso Boroko., R350pp, includes of a four-course meal. Book: Gauteng Opera at 012 322 7944 or as above.


Alex Pan African Mall (basement), cnr Watt and Third aves, Alexandra:

Theatre Night in Alexandra Township. Friday. Music by Neo Soul Star, the musical Via Alex – which highlights the history of theatre, music, dance and poetry produced in Alex – music by Lilly Laburnam, comedy by Mashabela Galane and DJs Trinity Mohlamme, Steel, Jozz, Lefa, and others. Saturday starts with Princes in Red & White, a student production in the afternoon and the mainstream event with U-Tones, the production Three Perfect Couples, music by 4 Tones and Chantel Semenya with DJs. Sunday morning sees the Alex Fashion Show with an after party at the same venue. Friday: 7pm, Saturday: 6pm, Sunday: 10am. Friday and Saturday R150 at the door, Sunday R100 at Computicket, R150 at the door.

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

Shared History Festival – the Indian Experience: a celebration of Indian culture and connections to South Africa. Monday to Saturday at 8.15pm. Women on Record with Vidya Shah: today and tomorrow at 8.15pm. 9 Parts of Desire, by Heather Raffo: Friday and Saturday at 8.15pm. R100.

Grenzeloos Nederlands. Jules de Corte with Bert van den Brink and Jannie du Toit. Sunday at 3.30pm for 4pm. R185 at [email protected], 011 883 8606 or as above.

Bash by Neil Labute, directed by Megan Willson with Daniel Janks, Ashleigh Harvey, James Alexander and Jessica Friedan. September 9 to 27.

Classical music on Fridays. 12.45pm for 1pm. R40. Go to box office from 12.30pm. Call: 011 883 8606.

Friday: Passion. CD launch with Professor Gerrit Koorsen, Marli Labuschagne and Tony Bentel.

Dance Factory, 1 President St, Newtown Cultural Precinct, 011 833 1347:

Dado Masilo’s Carmen. Tomorrow to Friday at 6pm. R110 at Computicket.

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

Second level of the Mandela Theatre Foyer:

Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival, school’s visual arts initiative, titled Metaphors of Freedom, a 3D celebration of 20 years of freedom by 22 schools. Ends Monday.

The Mandela Theatre:

Dance Umbrella: Les Nuits – Preljocaj Ballet Company. Ends tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets as above.

Speak the Mind Poetry at Arts Alive. Friday. Doors open 7pm. Book at Computicket.

Joburg Ballet Studios at the Joburg Theatre: Lindsay McDonald: 076 101 0421:

La Bayadere and The Nutcracker Re-Imagined. September 12 to 28. R100 to R400

People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340: to join the People’s Theatre Kids Club, call Andrew or Lorraine: 011 403 1563/2340 or see

Hans Christian Andersen’s Tales. Ends October 5.

Yamaha Theatre, 19 Eastern Service Rd, Marlboro, Sandton, 011 259 7650:

Lion of Africa Musical Expressions with Gloria Bosman and Nandipha “Nani” Dubula. Friday at 7pm. R150 at

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

Big Top Arena:

Afrikaanse Musiekfees 13, with Bobby van Jaarsveld, Bianca le Grange, Jak de Priester, Jannie Moolman and many others. Saturday at 7pm. R130 to R280 at Computicket.

Ellis Park:

IHeart Joburg Music Festival, presented by 5FM and DStv. With international artists Jason Derulo, Jessie J, Fall Out Boy and B.O.B. Saturday. 11am to 11pm. R520 to R1 185 at Computicket.

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

Theatre of Marcellus:

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

Odeon Showbar:

Jesse Clegg. Doors open 6pm, show at 8pm. Saturday. R100 to R500 at Computicket.

Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:

Liza with a T. Tonya Koenderman directed by Neil Lessick in a tribute to Liza Minnelli. Friday to Sunday, September 12 to 14 and 19 to 21 at 8pm except Sunday at noon. R130.

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

The Lyric, 011 248 5000:

The Bosso Showdown. Rising South African talent. Friday. R100 at Computicket or the box office.

Badtamasti. A celebration of dance from Bollywood. Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 3pm. R130 to R150 at the box office or Computicket.

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.

Dance Umbrella: Lonely Together, by Gregory Maqoma and Roberto Olivan. Tomorrow and Thursday at 8pm.

Johannesburg Arts Alive Festival: Mating Birds and Dark Cell by Lewis Nkosi and Themba Mbuli in a double bill. Thursday to Sunday.

Cargo: Precious by PJ Sabbagha and Sylvaine Strike. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2.30pm.

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

Johannesburg Arts Alive Festival: Skierlik and South Venturing North, in a double bill. Thursday to Sunday.

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

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:

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


Cirque Éloize iD. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays 3pm, Sundays 2pm, 6pm. Ends September 14. R120 to R350 at Computicket.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

Constellations, starring Janna Ramos-Violante and Ashley Dowds. Ends September 28. Wednesday to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturday at 5.15pm and 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R150 at Computicket or 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, book 011 484 1584/5. Info: [email protected]:

Under the Baobab Tree. Ends 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. Saturdays, 9am to noon during school term.

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

Johannesburg Arts Alive Festival: SEAexpo: exhibition by Vuyani Dance Theatre, Adobe Creative Cloud, Market Theatre Foundation, Blackfuse Communications and Contento, including a two-day conference with the theme “creative industries’ role on the economic stage”. September 9 and 10. Daily from 9am to 8pm. Free if you pre-register at www. Otherwise adults R50, students, pensioners R30, under-12s free. Call Kgomotso Moncho: 072 435 4632/011 447 5612 or Ashveer Kewalpershad: 071 885 3925 /011 447 5612.

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.

Soweto Theatre, cnr Bolani and Bolani Link Rd, Jabulani, Soweto. 011 930 7461/2/3, book at Computicket.

Masekela and Mtukudzi Boutique Concert. September 10. R250 at

Thusong Youth Centre, 138 11th Ave, Alexandra:

Johannesburg Arts Alive Festival: Caiphus Semenya and Mashabela Galane. Friday.

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

Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Symphony. September 14 at 3pm, featuring Peter Cartwright playing Liszt’s Piano Concert No 1. R50 at the door or from Yvonne at 011 484 1257.

UJ Soweto Campus:

Hugh Masekela @ 75 inaugural annual lecture: September 9. Delivered by Oliver Mtukudzi. Booking essential: SMS name and surname to 078 436 8703 or [email protected]

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

Dance Umbrella: (book at Computicket) 7 Pillars by Luyanda Sidiya and Thabo Rapoo. Thursday and Friday at 7pm.

Darling by Moya Michael and Igor Shyshko. Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 4.30pm.

The Orbit, 81 De Korte St, Braamfontein, bookings 011 339 6645:

The sounds of Wits Music’s students on Tuesdays and Fridays at 12.30pm. [email protected]

Derrick Lewis Auditorium:

Grenzeloos Nederlands. Jules de Corte with Bert van den Brink and Jannie du Toit. Saturday at 8pm. Enquiries: [email protected] or 011 726 6969.

Call for Proposals:

Call for proposals for the main programme of the South African State Theatre (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016). It offers theatre practitioners the opportunity to present their productions on any of their six stages. The theatre will fund successful productions to the tune of R200 000 and 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 for consideration: full script or a brief synopsis; motivation of how the production is relevant, entertaining, etc; artistic treatment; company/ individual’s information, eg biographies of the creative team, contact details and other publicity material; full script if the production exists. Submit proposals, by September 15, to The Artistic Director, Aubrey W Sekhabi, SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St, Pretoria, 0002, or [email protected] Successful companies will be informed by October 30. Info: [email protected]

• Computicket: 083 915 8000.

• Strictlytickets: 082 553 5901/3.

• E-mail your info to [email protected], by Thursday, with “boardwalk” in the subject line.