Entertainment: What’s On At The Theatre


Chommie, let’s do something out of the ordinary this festive season… Let’s catch these amazing shows now on at theatres around the city.

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Joburg Theatre

Jack And The Beanstalk

Showing: Saturday, 02 November 2019 – Friday, 22 December 2019

For a family outing with a twist, be sure to catch Jack and The Beanstalk – a sparkling treat for the whole family. With an enchanting new production, you can expect exquisite dancing, sumptuous sets. Janice Honeyman’s production of Jack and the Beanstalk is big on the feel-good factor, wickedly funny and a visual treat. Jack and The Beanstalk will transport audiences to a magical world. Tickets are R155 – R395 per person, get yours online.

Joburg Theatre

The Taming Of Jakarumba

Showing: Friday, 06 December 2019 at 20:00

The Taming of Jakarumba – Life of a Pantsula is a musical production that narrates the life, challenges and triumphs of one of the most colourful characters in the kwaito music industry. We know we all grew up listening to them, and they made our childhood one amazing one. How about you relive those childhood memories and attend this event? Jairus Ditshotlo Nkwe is the layered personality that is a member of one of the most successful kwaito bands in South Africa, Trompies. He has a story that is fascinating that rolls out like an adventurous roller-coaster. As much as the road to music success was filled with joy and success, it was also accompanied by challenges and pitfalls. The message of the production illustrates that no matter how deep and dark it gets, a person can bring themselves out through much effort. Tickets are R200 per person, and you can get yours here!

The Market Theatre

The Lion and the Lamb Musical

Showing: Friday, 22 November 2019 – Sunday, 22 December 2019

The Lion and The Lamb, a hugely successful musical play originally created by John Kani and Barney Simon, comes back after a decade to open the festive season at the Market Theatre from Friday, 22 November – Sunday, 22 December 2019. John Kani will reprise his leading role in a performance that will see the telling of the biblically-based story of Christ’s life brought vibrantly to life on stage in the John Kani Theatre. Get your tickets for R150 per person, and you can get yours here!

Van Wyk: The Storyteller of Riverlea

Showing: Wednesday, 13 November 2019 – Sunday, 15 December 2109

This is the second homecoming of Chris van Wyk – The Storyteller of Riverlea to the Market Theatre will walk down the pathways of the memories of his majestic life that touched so many people. Van Wyk  – the Storyteller of Riverlea, is created and performed by well-known South African actor, Zane Meas, and directed by Christo Davids. The Storyteller of Riverlea explores Chris Van Wyk’s life, his influence as a poet and a writer and as a political activist, as well as his family life and his battle with cancer. This production pays homage to Van Wyk’s humour, political values and his storytelling abilities, all of which has touched the lives of everyone who has read his works. Tickets are R150 per person, and you can get yours right here!

The Bioscope Independent Cinema

Screenings of: ‘The Sound of Masks’

Showing: Friday, 06 December 2019 at 18:00

After successful screenings at the Encounters International Festival 2019, The Bioscope is proud to bring you the visually stunning documentary The Sound Of Masks for a run of screenings in December 2019. Atanásio Nhussi, a compelling storyteller and legendary Mapiko dancer, will take you on a visually dramatic journey through Mozambique’s past and present. In relating his life story, the now legendary dancer also leads us through the history of Mozambique. Tickets are R60 – R110 per person, get yours here!

DumplingBox Cinema: My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Showing: Friday, 13 December 2019 at 19:30

This film follows the story of two girls, 10-year-old Satsuki and her 4-year-old sister Mei, who move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalised mother. Satsuki and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros. They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures. Buy your tickets for R60 – R110 per per person, and you can buy yours here!

Soweto Theatre

Isabelo

Showing: Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 15:00

This show is about the spirituality of an artist and the devine gift of like ‘Isabelo’ that connects everyone with nature to create and being called by ancestors calling to heal broken souls. They share their journey, struggle, joy and pain through music and dance. They tell their story through African rhythms merged with world sound and sweet melodies. As the world changes so as their sound and style. Tickets are R80 per person, and you can get yours here!

Soweto’s Big Five

Showing: Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 15:00

Soweto Theatre honours The Big 5 in spectacular song and dance. Their New Years Eve offering Soweto In Colours will be a blaze of colour with a 10 minute spectacular firework display, supported by local live bands, dancers and DJs performing throughout the evening, plus plenty of food and drink stalls. Soweto in Colours Count Down to 2020, be there get your tickets for R250 per person, get yours here!

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