Physical Theatre / Dance • Running Time: 50 mins
Directed & Choreographed by Sbusiso Phiwayinkosi G Mbokazi Performed by Thandeka Sangweni, Philani Dube, Nomcebo Shabangu, Ntandoyamangwe Mazibuko & Nokom Moses Moeketsi Mentored by Themba Makhoma and Thabang Gaobepe
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Ubizo (The Calling), a piece which infuses both dance and physical theatre brining life to the truth and beauty of the African ritual, Ubizo.

This piece follows the story of a young man who has the
powers of his father’s ancestors bestowed upon him and now finds himself having to heed their call and search for his roots. However he is challenged by his Mother’s disapproval towards this pursuit.

Ubizo is inspired by the desire to remove the misconceptions that exist within society that surround most African rituals, that being, they are painful and brutal experiences. It also aims to inspire black people to not resist The Call leaning towards understanding one’s roots and beliefs but rather to embrace the call and all purposes embedded upon their souls.

Book for UBIZO : The Calling by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Fri 15th Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 16th Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 17th Nov 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)

Storytelling • Running Time: 90 mins
Palesa Buyeye, Kuhle Nkosi, Noluvuyo Mtshotshisa and Joel Leonard
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Join us for a night of awareness, conversation and healing around Mental Health 

Stories from Palesa Buyeye, Kuhle Nkosi, Noluvuyo Mtshotshisa and Joel Leonard

Proceeds will be donated to Tara Hospital. 

Book for Siyagowa, but we come back by clicking this button:
Sun 17th Nov 8pm R120 (R100 online)

Dance • Running Time: 60 mins
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Join us for a double bill of Dance excellence with :

Teresa Phuti Mojela & Javier Velazquez Cabrero coproduce a piece in which minimal, settle and small gestures take an important place. The dancers reflect on how we physically relate to people who are far away. From people who have left the physical world, to characters relevant to the collective imagination.The construction of the work is based on the physicality of these projections, memories and imaginaries.

Soundtrack : Recycling Sounds / Persian Surgery Dervishes - Terry Riley

Black Psychology, Bull Shit is a dance duet that speaks about the notion of psychology and how the practice is closely associated to the white people or people who are rich or sort. The work looks at what it means for black people when they speak about Psychology.

Often in the black culture or society, speaking about issues and problems is not encouraged and it is seen as something that one should deal with on their own or intimately. Black culture does not encourage the notion of psychology whereas in the white supreme culture, psychology plays a big role especially when things fall apart.

The work performed by two dancers, in a set up that is similar to a consultation room. This is where then everything is played out just by two dancers being in a situation that they themselves are not sure of and are not voluntarily there.
The work explores the emotional aspects that come through the physicalizing of movement.

Directed, Conceptualised & Choreographed by THAMSANQA SEKOERE MAJELA
KALDI MAKUTIKE (Performer/Co-choreographer)
SIBUSISO MANKIND GUMEDE (Performer/Co-choreographer)

(please note a change in our regular scheduling with a Saturday matinee)

Book for Dance Double Bill : PEDI & BLACK PSYCHOLOGY BULLSHIT by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 21st Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 22nd Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 23rd Nov 3:30pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 23rd Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online)

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Written and Directed by Geraldine Naidoo Performed by Matthew Ribnick
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Geraldine Naidoo’s multi-award winning play, HOOT, is the hysterical and colourful journey of a rich white man who loses everything and ends up becoming a minibus taxi driver. Performed by Matthew Ribnick, the play has enjoyed a long and successful life since its premiere in 2005. 

Over the past 14 years, the play has constantly been adapted and updated in order to remain relevant and engaging in the rapidly changing world we are living in. The powerful story and important themes remain universal and timeless.

Set in contemporary South Africa, HOOT traces the life of Harold Potgieter - a wealthy white businessman who faces financial ruin when his business goes under and the bank repossesses his home and his luxury cars. His ‘trophy’ wife abandons him and he is left with nothing but the clothes on his back as he is forced to find a means to survive.

The play is a cross-cultural comedy of epic proportions, focusing on a desperate man in an unfamiliar world. Through snappy dialogue, split-second character changes and strong physical acting as well as a number of other skills, Ribnick brings a cast of over twenty hilarious and familiar local characters to life. 

Winner of the 2005 Naledi Award for Best Comedy Performance, the play was also the top-selling show of the 2005, 2006 and 2007 National Arts Festival Fringe in Grahamstown. In 2006, HOOT enjoyed a run in the Netherlands, where it received standing ovations.  HOOT also won 2 prestigious Fleur Du Cap awards in Cape Town in 2006.

What the media had to say about Hoot

"Don't miss this outstanding show!"

Billy Suter, the Mercury

"one of the greatest theatrical pleasures of the last few years … nothing short of astonishing"

Peter Tromp, Cape times

"With Hoot, Matthew Ribnick has achieved something quite astounding … Seldom do intelligence, emotional truth and pure entertainment intersect with such precision and so little pretension."

Peter Machen, Weekend Witness

"Ribnick is a sterling storyteller, working with a well-researched script.  He changes accents and characters quicker than fast food is gobbled, and his take on post-democratic South Africa is spot-on"

Yazeed Kamaldien, Cape Argus

"Quite simply, in it's conception, writing, direction and performance, Hoot is a glorious defining moment in post-democratic South African theatre."

Adrienne Sichel, The Star

“HOOT is excellent entertainment”

Scott Burnett, Sunday Times

"A masterful Performance"

                        Marianne Thamm, www.fdcawards.co.za

"Quite simply, the show is hilarious.  Ribnick's intelligent and intense performance is guaranteed to keep South African's in stitches for some time to come."

Twanji Kalula, Varsity

“One of the finest one-man shows of this or any other year”

Billy Suter, the Mercury

Book for HOOT! by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 28th Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 29th Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 30th Nov 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 1st Dec 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)

Theatre • Running Time: 55 mins
Directed by Roberto Pombo Performed by Hayleigh Evans, Denel Honeyball and Lisa Derryn Ovary
Warning: 16+
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"Becky, please turn off the lights" is an absurdist-grotesque rollercoaster.

Set against the backdrop of a lavish restaurant/club complex and a #fun bachelorette, three bestest friends let loose, celebrating to true love, friendship and #beingblessed. As things get #lit, the evening slowly starts to unravel descending into a harrowing horror show as disaster eventually strikes. Using their bank cards and privilege, our three friends avoid the carnage death while taking cute selfies as things fall apart around them.

Will their tight-knit friendship survive what the evening has in store for them? Or will inevitable doom and destruction separate them forever?

Directed by Roberto Pombo. Starring Lisa Derryn Overy, Hayleigh Evans and Denel Honeyball.

Brought to you by Robaby Productions (Father, Father, Father! and Kid Casino). 

Book for BECKY, please turn off the lights by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 5th Dec 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 6th Dec 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 7th Dec 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 8th Dec 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)