The Market Lab Presents HANI: The Legacy

What Is It?

We all know the story of Chris Hani's tragic assassination and lost legacy. But, we bet you've never seen his life story performed like this before. The Market Lab's award-winning new-age musical, HANI: The Legacy returns to the Market Theatre this June. Inspired by Broadway's Hamilton, the Chris Hani story is told through contemporary hip-hop, rap and balladforms.  Performed by a dynamic and energetic young cast, this is a definite must-see.

HANI: The Legacy will be on stage for a limited season, so get your tickets ASAP!

When Is It?

Thursday, 13 June 2019 - Sunday, 16 June 2019.

Show times:

13 June 2019 at 19:00

14 June 2019 at 19:00

15 June 2019 at 19:00

16 June 2019 at 15:00

Where Is It?

The Market Theatre, Ramolao Makhene Venue, 56 Margaret Mcingana Str, Newtown, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R100 per person and can be purchase online at Webtickets.

For more information 

For more information, visit the Market Theatre's website.

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Contact them on 011 832 1641 or 072 367 7867 or via email at [email protected]

Are We Sane People Living In A Strange Land?

What Is It?

The Market Theatre presents Strange Land a docu-play which asks the tough questions about our country's dark past. In 1966, Dimitri Tsafendas assassinated Prime Minister Henrik Verwoerd, the founder and architect of the Apartheid system. The play asks whether this was an act motivated by madness, or whether it was an action inspired by a political consciousness. The audience is invited to question whether Dimitri was simply a confused loner, or a courageous freedom fighter? The production has been thoroughly researched. As such, it presents the possibility that the deeply troubled Tsafendas, may have in fact been a sane man living in a strange land.

Strange Land is thought-provoking and highly relevant, as it attempts to restore South Africa's repressed memories about a past we would all sooner like to forget. It also reflects on our contemporary identity crisis as a result of this collective memory loss. Building on what is already known about Verwoerd's assassination, this play offers new information and an enlightened perspective on the events that led to Dimitri taking such drastic action into his own hands.

When Is It?

Friday, 24 May 2019 - Sunday, 16 June 2019. 

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Where Is It?

The Market Theatre, Barney Simon Venue, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R90 - R150 per person.

Book your tickets online via Webtickets.

For More Information 

For more information, visit the Market Theatre's  website.

Contact them on 011 832 1641. 

Exit/Exist With The Vuyani Dance Company

What Is It?

Vuyani Dance Theatre in association with The Market Theatre present Gregory Maqoma's "Exit/Exist". The show makes its final stop at the Market Theatre following an international tour. Returning for a 10 day season, the show traces the memory of Maqoma’s distant ancestor, Chief Jongumsobomvu Maqoma, who is renowned as one of the greatest Xhosa leaders of his time. Born in 1798, Chief Maqoma was arrested when he ordered English colonisers to liberate Xhosa land. He died on Robben Island in 1873. Directed by James Ngcobo, Maqoma is accompanied on stage by four South African singers and a guitarist Giuliano Modarelli.  This music ensemble helps to facilitate the telling of the story through their harmonious vocals in combination with Maqoma's powerful, but delicate performance. If you are looking for a unique dance theatre experience, visit the Market Theatre to see "Exit/Exist". You won't regret it.

When Is It?

Thursday, 9 May 2019 - Sunday, 19 May 2019.

Show times:

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 20:00

Sunday - 15:00

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Where Is It?

The Market Theatre, John Kani Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R90 - R150 per person.

Book yours online via Webtickets.

For More Information

For more information, visit The Market Theatre's website or Vuyani Dance Theatre's Facebook page.

Contact the Makret Theatre Box Office on 011 832 1641 or via email at [email protected]

Experience A Different Side Of The City Of Gold In Newtown

Newtown, a precinct filled with a rich history, culture and a hub for the creatives in the arts. Situated within close proximity to Braamfontein and the Johannesburg CBD. This area is one that has grown to be the go-to spot not only for creatives but Joburgers at large.

When you are in Newtown, you have everything that you need at your disposal. Whether it's a restaurant, entertainment, a good party, or the simplest thing every South African is always looking for - safe parking. Well! Newtown is just the place.

Sax The Night Away

Niki's Oasis Restaurant & Jazz Bar

Probably one of the oldest jazz lounges in the city, Niki's Oasis is the epitome of nostalgia from the minute you enter to the moment you leave.

Picture this; the last time I was there, I was heading to a show next door and decided to have a cup of tea, I ordered and they brought me an old school teapot, cup and saucer and I received the entertainment from a jazz band that covered an instrumental by Kem - Love Calls. I think you get the picture.

Niki's oozes with a vibey and warm atmosphere, drawing you in from leaving. If you live in a vintage area of sorts, trust me - this is the treasure you have been looking for. Situated next to The Market Theatre Laboratory in front of the new cafe, Outie.

Explore Newtown

Outie Bakery + Cafe

Poetry is something that makes a lot of people get into their feels and Outie Bakery + Cafe is just the place where you can get a good plate of food as well as entertainment (FYI: Word n Sound brings open mic to Outie every Wednesday evening).

Outie boasts fresh bakery goods that will have you in a world of your own - ooh! the brownies, please try these, they are everything that a brownie deserves to be. Situated right in front of the Market Theatre, the seating outside allows you to enjoy a good cuppa joe.

Where Art Thou...

Explore Newtown

Moving Into Dance

Fortunately enough for those who are not looking for a nightlife dance experience, there is a dance studio in Newtown where you can enroll for lessons. MID caters for dance genres in Contemporary, Afro-Fusion, Hip Hop and more. Dance has been known to be the best form of exercise so maybe this is an opportunity to hit two birds with one stone.

Explore Newtown

The Market Theatre

The Market Theatre has hosted some of the best shows in the country, be it stage readings, drama, musicals - this place has been in Newtown for years keeping the arts alive, encouraging young artists and motivating the public to get involved in the performing arts.

Shop Till You Drop

The Newtown Junction Mall

If you'd rather be shopping, Newtown Junction boasts a cute mall that has ample stores to get you all dressed with style. The mall also has restaurants, banking facilities and a couple of fast-food joints - did I mention the amazing surrounding venues available for a good party? Check out one of the oldest nightlife spots around, Carfax.

Joburgers, let's explore Newtown!

Featured Image by Outie Bakery

By Mary-Ann Nyandeni