If you’re looking for great theatre events this festive season, step out to enjoy these diverse cultural offerings – from musical tributes to side-splitting comedy, there’s more than enough to keep you entertained.
I’m Playing Your Song
Talented musician and actor Jonathan Roxmouth writes and stars in this somewhat biographical musical, which tracks the story of another celebrated singer, Marvin Hamlisch. The musical pays tribute to Hamlisch’s long-running career in the music, film and theatre industries and you’ll love hearing hits like The Way We Were and I Finally Found Someone performed live on stage. Also starring Sharon Spiegel-Wagner.
On at Joburg’s Pieter Toerien Theatre in Montecasino from 17 December 2015 to 10 January 2016, and Cape Town’s Theatre on the Bay from 13 January to 6 February; pietertoerien.co.za
Stuart Taylor’s 2015 in Revue
Award-winning South African comedian Stuart Taylor is putting on a special show to keep you smiling this festive season. His witty comedy act features fellow funny people Mel Jones and Oscar Petersen, as they take a look at the highs and lows of 2015 – from Eskom’s antics to our president in the news. This is the perfect way to end off the year with laughter.
On at Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre from 1 December 2015 to 9 January 2016; baxter.co.za
Puss in Boots
Pantomimes are a less formal theatre experience, but great if you’re looking for a quirky cultural night out the whole family can enjoy. Catch Kickstart’s 10th family panto, following the tale of our favourite sword-wielding cat from Shrek, who goes on a fabulous adventure on a tropical island. It’s packed with harmless humour, glitzy costumes and sing-along tunes.
On at Durban’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 4 December 2015 to 10 January 2016; sneddontheatre.co.za