Theatre • Running Time: 55 mins
Directed by Kirsten Harris Adapted from Stephen Kotze’s original text Featuring: Jake Nathane and Lethabo Bereng Lighting design: Barry Strydom
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Fasten your wigs and lock up your partners… Blaq Widow is back and on the prowl… her venom is 15 times more powerful than that of the rattle snake. Brace yourselves for an unexpected visit from Blaq Widow’s long time friend, Queen Bling. 

Prepare to be assaulted by glitz, glamour, blinding colour and glitter. Get ready Jozi because we have lip synching, heel wielding, pageant prancing slay kweens on offer!

You won’t see her at Monte Casino Bird Park or Zoo Lake on a Sunday for that matter, but you’ll definitely find her rehearsing her new show Born Mapunapuna at POPArt from Thursday - Sunday… Not even Emil can save this technical rehearsal. 

Read what the Critter had to say here: http://thecritter.co.za/born-naked/

A tribute to Thapelo Makhutle, you will always be remembered. 

Book for Born Naked by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 28th Mar 8pm R120 (R100 online) Fri 29th Mar 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sat 30th Mar 8pm R120 (R100 online) Sun 31st Mar 3:30pm R120 (R100 online)

Comedy • Running Time: 120 mins
SA's Top comedians

#theboxcomedy is a monthly stand up comedy gig hosted at the POPArt Theatre on the last Sunday of every month.

Hosted in very proud partnership with our friends at Goliath&Goliath – the Box gives you the chance to catch some of the biggest names in SA comedy for the price of R50!

Always big names, always a party. Check our social media for this week's line up. 

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Sun 31st Mar 8pm R50

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
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Following their win at Tx Theatre's Women's Festival last year, XXL finally comes to POPArt!

In a world that celebrates being thin, how do two “big” people accept eachother for who they are when society tells them they’re not enough?

The play “XXL” is about two people who become connected through their struggle with obesity and an unlikely friendship is born 1s they both navigate issues of self love, confidence in romantic relationships.

This is a new play written by a female, Makhalangaka Kolobe, who loves to take risks with her written works that usually explore human relationships. Itʼs directed by the dynamic multitalented and award winning actor and director, MoMo Matsunyane .

4, 5, 6 April at 8pm
7 April at 3:30pm
Tickets are R 120 online. R 140 at the door.

Book for XXL by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 4th Apr 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 5th Apr 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 6th Apr 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 7th Apr 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Devised by Emil Lars, Karina Lemmer and Jenine Lewis
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re: to do-over; to do again; to make different the same element; to (partially) forget the previous; to glorify the new.

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title; thing by which a thing, being or place is called or referred to as; heading; position; a point of onset for preconceived notions.

we are at a crossroads - as we have been since the start of life. so have our ancestors. one path leads us to the familiar yet unfamiliar. another path leads to that that has always been so, and perhaps always will be. then, there is the unworked earth which is wide enough to create a path, a path much smaller and less populous. these unworked path has been trodden by travellers before. do i walk in other peoples spoor or on my own volition? many have come across this junction in time and space.

this is one such instance.

Tickets are R 120 online. R 140 at the door.

Book for (re)titled by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 11th Apr 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 12th Apr 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 13th Apr 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 14th Apr 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)

Stand Up Comedy • Running Time: 60 mins
Justin Ray Stoffels
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Crazy Country is a comedy show which is written, directed and produced by Justin Ray.

A show that consists of crazy personal experiences as well as crazy experiences we went through as a Country. 

Book for Crazy Country by clicking this button:
Sun 14th Apr 8pm R100

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Kwasha Theatre Company
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Devised & Performed by Kwasha Drama Company

Directed by: Sinenhlanhla Mgeyi & Aalliyah Matintela 

Mentored by Prince Lamla


Following the success of their run at the Ramolao Makhene Theatre during Human Rights week, the Kwasha Theatre Company bring their brand new work to the POPArt Theatre in Maboneng.


Does the youth of South Africa know what they Human Rights are, furthermore, how to exercise these rights? Are Human Rights accessible to everyone? Are they realistic in our lived experiences?

Set against the backdrop of South Africa’s current socio-political context this play explores how young South Africans perceive their Human Rights.

The play uses satire to interrogate and at times ridicule their relevance in real life. 

Book for Currently (G)OLD by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 18th Apr 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 19th Apr 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 20th Apr 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 21st Apr 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)

Theatre • Running Time: 60 mins
Written and Directed by Geraldine Naidoo. Performed by Matthew Ribnick
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THE CHILLI BOY is a theatrical phenomenon that has had South African audiences flocking to theatres for many years. Writer, Geraldine Naidoo, cleverly created a hilarious play that tackles issues of cultural identity, racial difference and masculinity in an extraordinary and highly entertaining way. After numerous sell-out seasons in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town as well as a season on London’s West End, THE CHILLI BOY is considered by many people to be one of the best theatrical productions in the world today.

THE CHILLI BOY is the hysterical story of an old Indian woman reincarnated as a white gangster from Boksburg.  At the age of 40, the gangster starts suffering flashbacks from his previous life as an Indian woman. He starts wearing a sari while cooking all sorts of delicious Indian meals including curries and biryanis. He no longer wants to fight or brawl as his newly discovered maternal instincts start determining his behaviour. His tough reputation is threatened by the resultant turmoil.

While Naidoo's conception, writing and direction have been lauded as ground-breaking and brilliant, it is the masterful performance of multi-award winning actor Matthew Ribnick that has had audiences gasping for breath. In just over an hour, Ribnick skillfully snaps back and forth between characters ranging from the ordinary to the bizarre. Bouts of raucous laughter are punctuated with poignant moments of absolute sincerity as the audience comes to grips with a remarkable story told by a versatile performer with a few hats.

What the media have to say about The Chilli Boy

"A finely crafted and remarkable piece of theatre"

- Peter Machen, the Independent on Saturday

"Matthew Ribnick is mind-blowing on stage." - Debashnie Thangevelo, Daily News

"Matthew Ribnick has the rare gift to capture an audience's attention and hold it"

- Glen Hollands, Daily Dispatch

"… you will be rolling in the aisles with Ribnick's accents and face contortions.  The Chilli Boy is one hot show" - Charles De Olim, The Star

"Comedy at it's best … storytelling at it's very best" - Christina Kennedy, The Citizen

"So skilled is Ribnick at switching roles that when he flips into another character, the previous one remains in our minds like a faint imprint on stage"

- Helen Walne, Daily News

"A phenomenal performance.  An extremely talented Matthew Ribnick creates hilarious and memorable characters.  Don't miss it!" - Cue, National Arts Festival

"This is just too good to miss." - Brigid Keely, The Independent on Saturday

"The taut script flits between the poetic and the colloquial, with the monologues perfectly pitched and minutely observed" - Ruth Ellison, The Mercury

"… unequivocally brilliant" - Robyn Sassen, Jewish Report

"The Chilli Boy is 'n kragtoer wat opnuut die trefkrag van die solostuk met trots uitlig"

- Kobus Burger, Beeld

Book for THE CHILLI BOY by clicking the button of the date and time you wish to attend:
Thu 25th Apr 8pm R140 (R120 online) Fri 26th Apr 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sat 27th Apr 8pm R140 (R120 online) Sun 28th Apr 3:30pm R140 (R120 online)