The South African theatre is lighting up with amazing international and local productions. Here are our picks for the top stage shows to catch this weekend in Joburg, Cape Town, and Durban.
The Blueman Group
Having just finished their extended tour in Johannesburg, the fabulously eccentric electric blue trio are heading down to Cape Town. You’ll absolutely adore their quirky style of humour and music that’s guaranteed to get the party started.
Where: GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town
When: From 21 to 26 March
Cost: From R285
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
This family favourite is returning to Cape Town for a second straight season. You’ll absolutely love the brightly coloured sets, fantastic acting, and wonderful renditions of classic songs like Any Dream Will Do.
Where: Theatre on the Bay, Link Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
When: 20 March to 8 April
Cost: From R125
Echo of a Noise
Veteran comedian Pieter Dirk-Uys is still enthralling audiences with his hilarious social commentary. In this one-man-show Pieter opens up his heart and reminisces about his long career, and the nation that he’s watched grow alongside it.
Where: Pieter Toerien’s Theatre & Studio at Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Boulevard, Johannesburg
When: 22 March to 9 April
Cost: From R130
The Play that Goes Wrong
Directed by SA comedy legend Alan Committie, The Play the Goes Wrong is a hilarious satire that pokes fun at all the trappings and pretensions that go into making a stage show. Fans of the theatre are sure to love this amusing look into the pitfalls of making art on stage.
Where: Pieter Toerien’s Main Theatre at Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Boulevard, Johannesburg
When: 24 March to 30 April
Cost: From R100
The Great Moscow Circus
If you’re in Durban don’t miss your chance to be dazzled by one of the world’s most famous circuses. You’ll marvel at the daredevil acrobatics of these dedicated performers.
Where: The Mighty Big Top Tent – Suncoast, Suncoast Boulevard, Marine Parade, Durban
When: Until Sunday 26 March
Cost: From R195
Deriving its name from the Sanskrit word for the journey to enlightenment, Sadhana is a unique and magnificent fusion of traditional African and Indian dance. If you’re in the mood for a one-of-a-kind South African theatrical experience, and are in Durban this weekend make sure not to miss this.
Where: The Playhouse Company, 29 Anton Lembede Street, Durban
When: 23 to 26 March
Cost: From R85