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


Absolute Dance 2012. An evening of dance showcasing the talents of the Pro Arte Alphen Park Dance Department. May 18 at 7.30pm, R60. May 19 at 3pm, R90. May 19 gala performance with pre-show snacks and wine at 8pm, R140. Book at Computicket.


Jazz and African Music Nights. 8pm. R80 at Computicket, R100 at the door: May 18: Erik Paliani and Dino Miranda.


The Black Hermit, by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, directed by Diamond Mokape, with Molefi Monaisa, Sello Zikalala, Madge Ntamo and Segomotso Modise. Tomorrow to May 27. R70, R50 students and pensioners, at Computicket.

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

National Preaching Conference with RT Kendall and Michael Eaton. 9am to 4.30pm. R400. Tomorrow to Thursday.

Karen Zoid’s Afrika cd launch. 8pm. R110, R130 at Computicket. May 11.

Voor Ek Vergeet with Amanda Strydom and Hannes van Wyk. Saturday at 8pm. Sunday at 4pm. R130 to R150 at Computicket.

Nachtmusik, presented by Curro Roodeplaat. May 17.

Oud, Nuut & Blou, with Coenie de Villiers. 8pm. R110, R130. May 18 and 19.

Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or Computicket.

Flute Affair. A CD launch concert with Marlene Verwey with works for flute and strings. With Brooklyn Theatre Salon Ensemble. Friday at 8pm. Sunday at 11am.

Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710:

Shows start at 8pm. Book as above.

Classical Tuesdays: Boverhoff and Sander piano duo. Today at 11am. R60.

Tussen die Lyne. CD launch by Helene Bester. Friday. 8pm. R110.

My Hart/My Heart, with Nianell. May 18 at 8pm. R130.

Children’s theatre: Kaptein Blitz en die skool vir Superheroes, with Frank Opperman. 11am. May 19. R80 adults, R70, children.

Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709:

Tickets at the door:

Friends of Music with Le-Chelle. Thursday at 7pm.

Mother’s Day concert with Jannie du Toit. Gifts and chocolate cake for the ladies. Sunday at 3pm. Part proceeds to Council for the Aged.


Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670 or see

The Mandela Theatre:

Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline. May 23 to June 17. 8pm Tuesday to Friday, 3pm and 8pm on Saturday, 2pm and 6pm on Sunday. Tickets from R190.

Fringe (Tesson) Theatre: 011 877 6854:

iHamlet, performed by Ashraf Johaardien. Opens tomorrow.

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

The Long March, by Henry Rollins. Intelligent, funny and thought-provoking stories. May 16. R278 at Computicket.

Boksburg Boma Theatre & Buffet Restaurant, 807 North Rand Rd, North Rand Rd, 011 918 4888

Queen Will Rock You – The Show. A tribute to the magic of Queen, Freddie Mercury and friends. Specials on Fridays and Saturdays at 8.30pm. All shows include full buffet meal. See

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

Night & Day – a Cole Porter Ballet. Features the Cape Town City Ballet. Ends Sunday. R100 to R260 at the theatre or Computicket.

Beautiful, Beautiful Piano, with Rocco de Villiers. Music from the movies and more. Joined by dancers Sonnet Brouwer and Luigi Vigliotti. May 16 to 27. R75 to R150 at Computicket.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

So You Think You Can Love?. A new comedy with Sonia Esgueira. Friday to July 1. R150 at Computicket or the theatre.


The Phantom of the Opera. Directed by Harold Prince, starring Jonathan Roxmouth and Robin Botha. Ends June 3. Tuesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm, Sunday at 1.30pm and 6.30pm. R125 to R425 at Computicket.

Madame Zingara’s Spiegel Tent Victoria at Montecasino’s Outdoor Events Arena: 011 367 4250:

El Milagro. A dinner cirque spectacular with local and international artists combined with a four-course feast. R410 to R495. To book see or call 0861 623 263.

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

Abnormal Loads. Written and directed by Neil Coppen. Ends Sunday. Today to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Today R72. Book as above.

Market Theatre Laboratory, The Bus Factory, President St, Newtown, 011 832 1641:

Comrade Babble - a political satire. The life and times of Brett Kebble, by Allan Kolski Horwitz, featuring David James and Lebohang Motaung, directed by Alby Michaels. Ends Sunday, with 3pm matinee on Sunday. R75; students, pensioners R45. Book as above.

Barney Simon Theatre:

Next Sunday by Godfrey Thobejane, directed by Khethiwe Dlamini. May 16 to 27. R66 at Computicket.

Carnival City Casino, Heidleberg Rd, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:

Big Top Arena:

Angels of Rock, with Karen Zoid, Cortina Whiplash, The Arrows, Aneva, Only When It Rains, Holly and the Woods and Louise Carver, Tamara Dey. Saturday at 5pm. R160 to R225 at Computicket.

Sports Bar:

Afro-Beatz. Sunday.

Gold Reef City Casino, Northern Park Way, Ormonde, 011 248 5168/5000:

Globe Theatre:

Funny Bitz, with Sans Moonsamy. A mind-blowing breyani. Friday and Saturday nights. May 11 to 27 and a matinee on Sunday, May 27 at 5.15pm R120 at the box office or Computicket.

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

Fine Comedy. Intelligent and riotously funny shows presented by the Joburg Comedy Cartel on each first Friday of the month. R100. Doors open 8pm. Book at the theatre.

Des and Dawn Lindberg’s Soiree, followed by “proper” afternoon tea at 3pm every last Sunday of the month, when Des and Dawn host various artists. R175 for show and tea.

Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Fifth St Sandton, 011 883 8606 and for bookings 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:

Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett. A matric set-work with follow-up Q&A session. Ends May 15. R60 a student as above.

Tango Amor Show – From South to South. Producer Daphne Kuhn has announced show has been cancelled. “We hope the production will take place at a later stage. We are offering another theatrical experience you may wish to attend on Wednesday instead, Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett. Director Janet Baylis will do a pre-show discussion on the play and Theatre of the Absurd tomorrow at 8.15pm. We have your bookings for the Tango show, so only call us if you’d like to cancel tickets.”

Classical concerts. 12.45 for 1pm. R30. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries: 011 883 8606. Friday: A continental journey with Jacobus Swart (piano) and Etienne Malan (clarinet and classical saxophone).

Roodepoort City Theatre (ex Promusica Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:

Johannesburg Harp Trio, featuring Ventura Rosenthal, Miroslav Chakaryan and Susan Mouton in concert on Friday at 1pm. Free.

National Eisteddfod Academy Young Performer Awards 2012 semi-finals on today, tomorrow and Thursday at 7pm and finals on May 19.

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

UJ Arts & Culture Conference – The Art of the Creative Economy. May 24 and 25. With local and international thought leaders, including Dr Wally Mongane Serote, Avril Joffe, Andries Oliphant and many others. Registration now open: Registrations close May 18.

University of Johannesburg Theatre, Joburg:

Othello, by Shakespeare, produced by Margie Coppen. Monday to May 18. School performances: 9am and noon, Mondays to Fridays. A public performance tomorrow at 7pm. R50, R80 for adults at the public performance. Book with Margie at

083 251 9412.

UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Road Campus:

Mary and the Conqueror, written by Juliet Jenkin. Ends tomorrow. 7.30pm daily. R60 at Computicket.

Forbidden Broadway. A musical comedy revue. May 15 to 21 at 7.30pm. Directed by Greg Homann. R60 at Computicket.

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

Red Shoes, adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale, directed by Leila Henriques. Ends Thursday at 7.30pm. No under 12s. R66 at www.strictlytickets. com or R70 at the door.

WALE.5.0, the Wits Art and Literature Experience. Tomorrow until Saturday at Wits University main campus. Offers drama, dance and music. Free. Contact Ayob, Mo or Vuyo at [email protected], or 011 788 7631/2.

WALE 5.0: The Khabi Mngoma Memorial Lecture. Friday at 7pm.

Wits Great Hall: 011 717 1376 or e-mail [email protected]

Free concerts. 1.15pm to 1.55pm. Tomorrow, May 16 and 23.

WALE 5.0: Feya Faku Quintet. Saturday at 7.30pm. R80 at the door.

Wits Downstairs Theatre, cnr Jorissen and Station sts, Braamfontein:

Detours: re-routing movement competition. Tomorrow to Saturday. From 6pm to 8.15pm, and May 16 to 19 from 6pm to 9pm; May 23 to 26 from 5.30pm to 9pm. Book at Strictlytickets, R10.

The Next Wave, by Esther Nasser and Tshwane Dance Theatre. Tomorrow to Friday at 7pm.

Wits Theatre Workshop:

WALE 5.0: Miss Margarida’s Way, directed by Jessie Lejowa. Thursday at 7pm.

WALE 5.0: US – A Room Full of Women, directed by Moliehi Makobane. Friday at 7pm.


WALE 5.0: February 32nd Movement, directed by Bhekilizwe Ndlovu. Wednesday at 6pm.

WALE 5.0: Hey Sugar, directed and performed by Lurdes Laice and Vuyelwa Maluleke. Wednesday at 7.30pm.

WALE 5.0:Hatched, directed by Vivek Mehta and performed by Andisiwe Mpinda. Thursday at 6pm.

WALE 5.0: A Farse-Nating Black Farce, Thursday at 7.30pm, Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 7.30pm.

WALE 5.0: Red Peter’s Way Out, directed by Phala Ookeditse. Friday at 7.30pm.

WALE 5.0: Once Upon A Time – This Is My Story, directed and performed by Lesiba Maile. Saturday at 11am.

WALE 5.0: Revolution Between His Ears, directed by Othusitse OT Goiwakae. Saturday at 1pm.

WALE 5.0: Flight, directed by Megan Godsell and Libby Allen. Saturday at 3pm.

WALE 5.0: I Remember …, installation by Tarryn Lee. Saturday at 5.30pm.

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

WALE 5.0: Carlo Mombelli and The Prisoners of Strange. Wednesday at 7pm.

WALE 5.0: Wits Composers in Profile. Mokale Koapeng. Thursday at 7pm.

WALE 5.0: Music Masters Students’ Recital. Friday at 8pm.

The Nunnery, Station St, East Campus, Braamfontein, 011 717 1372:

WALE 5.0: The Line, directed and written by Gina Shmukler. Wednesday to Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm.

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

The Gershwin Songbook, presented by the Charl du Plessis Trio and Musa Sakupwanya. Jazz and classical music. Sunday at 5pm. Box office opens 4pm, or book at Computicket.

• Computicket: 083 915 8000 or, or 082 553 5903.

• For inclusion in Boardwalk fax us at 012 328 7166 or e-mail the details to [email protected], with boardwalk as subject, by noon on Thursday.