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Hedwig And The Angry Inch to Rock Joburg!

The electric South African debut of  the Tony Award winning Hedwig And The Angry Inch took place at Gate69, Cape Town’s hottest new theatre and cabaret venue which opened its doors in 2016 . It played to rave reviews and sold out houses. This inimitable rock musical will be making its way to the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino under the direction of Elizma Badenhorst (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Rock Of Ages,) with a four-piece rock band under the baton of Wessel Odendaal. Hedwig And The Angry Inch will be on the boards for a limited – and unmissable – season from 2 March until 1 April.   This is Broadway, proudly South African style. Booking is at Computicket / Read interview with Paul to Du Toit

SNIP / TUCKED: a mini medical musical is a melodious romp through the trials and tribulations of the fight against nature. Who better to guide you through the minefield of cosmetic Do’s and Dont’s than three seven foot goddesses covered in every anti-ageing cream known to man?


Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, selfies, gym check-ins, reality shows, blogs, vlogs, live feeds… The list of ways in which modern life is continually under surveillance is endless. We are constantly bombarded with images and videos of people living their best lives, and with the advent of the instant filter, everyone is a f****ing model.

Self-improvement is the new world religion and it’s not buggering around. It demands that we have 6 pack abs, foreheads like alabaster, a twerk-worthy bootie, tits that face the heavens, a tan fit for the Bahamas and pearly whites that are best beheld behind a pair of Jackie O-my-God-those-are-enormous shades.

Cathy, Holly and Molly – your favourite Trolley Dollies – have spent too long relying on the benefits of cabin pressure to keep their youthful good looks. These middle-aged matrons are grounded until further notice and they’re pounding the pavement in search of modern medicine’s most drastic marvels to combat gravity’s merciless assault.

As always, you can expect big hair, big tits (we probably went too big) and even bigger numbers as the Trolley Dollies tell you everything you should – and shouldn’t – know before going under your friendly neighbourhood surgeon’s knife.

Ladies and gents, we’ve swapped the First Class lounge for the Surgical Safari waiting room… You’ll need more than a premed for this one!

SNIP / TUCKED carries an age restriction of 18 and is on at Gate69 from 28 Feb until 26 May, starring Brendan van Rhyn, Christopher Dudgeon and Rudi Jansen as The Trolley Dollies. It was written by Brendan van Rhyn and Christopher Dudgeon, with music direction by Melissa van der Spuy and choreographyby Sven-Eric Muller. Book your seats: 021-035 1627 / 071 589 2915 or visit www. http://gate69.co.za

The-Illusionists---Social-PostAfter record breaking runs in New York, London and Asia, The Illusionists Direct from Broadway will be in South Africa for the first time ever, opening at Montecasino’s Teatro from Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, 14 February to Sunday, 11 March 2018. The show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance in this mind-blowing spectacular that showcases the jaw dropping talents of eight of the most incredible Illusionists including award winning magician, author, television show host and performer, The Trickster, David Williamson who also consulted for illusionists David Copperfield’s and David Blaine’s TV specials. Visit the website for more details



SHOEDaniel Dercksen shares a few words with David Dennis, Daniel Buys and Phillip Schnetler, who stepped into the shoes of the iconic and colourful Bernadette, Mitzi/Tick and Felicia/Adam in the highly anticipated musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical



Paul du ToitDaniel Dercksen shared a few thoughts with Paul du Toit, who wowed us as the sexually charged Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, and crawled under the skin of Hedwig,  one of the most unique and divine iconic characters to ever hit the musical stage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Gate 69 in Cape Town – garnering A Fleur Du Cap Award As Best Actor In A Musical.



Brendan (2)Daniel Dercksen talks to Brendan van Rhyn about Gate 69, an intimate new 80-seater theatre he opened in Cape Town with super sexy diva Cathy Specific.




Theatre Listing

South Africa


Prince Albert, The Jewel of the Great Karoo

The Showroom Theatre

Cape Town/ Western Cape

What’s On In Cape Town

Gate69, Cape Town’s newest theatre venue on 87 Bree Street

The Fugard Theatre – Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, District Six

The Baxter Theatre Centre is a performing arts complex in Rondebosch,

Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore

Alexander Bar & Café, 76 Strand Street (Corner Loop), Cape Town CBD, 8001

The Rosebank Theatre in 16 Alma Rd, Rosebank

The Galloway Theatre at the Waterfront Theatre School

Villa Pascal in Durbanville

The Kalk Bay Theatre – 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay in the old Kalk Bay DR church

Masque Theatre in Muizenberg

Theatre on the Bay 


What’s on in Joburg

The Market Theatre – based in the vibrant inner-city suburb of Newtown

Joburg Theatre Complex – in Braamfontein, Johannesburg

POPArt Theatre in Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct – the creative hub for the city’s urban artists

Auto & General Theatre on the Square at Mandela Square at Sandton city

Montecasino Theatre & Studio in Fourways


The State Theatre in Tshwane, Pretoria

Durban/ KwaZulu Natal

What’s On In Durban/ KwaZulu Natal

The Playhouse

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, UKZN, Mazisi Kunene Ave, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Catalina Theatre, 18 Boatman’s Road – Entrance #2. Wilson’s Wharf

Rhumbelow Theatre, The Rhumbelow Theatre, tucked away in a residential area of Umbilo

Sibya casino hotel in central Umhlanga, and 12.6 km from King Shaka International Airport

East London

The Guild Theatre


What’s on in Bloemfontein



New York

Los Angeles


New Zealand





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Acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece

The next production from National Theatre Live to be screened at Cinema Nouveau is Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyre. Filmed at the National Theatre in London, Jane Eyre releases on Saturday, 23 January 2016 at Cinema Nouveau theatres countrywide, for limited screenings.

Jpeg 3. (from l to r) Maggie Tagney, Felix Hayes, Laura Elphinstone, Madeleine Worrall, Simone Saunders and Craig Edwards_Jane Eyre_credit Manuel Harlan

(from l to r) Maggie Tagney, Felix Hayes, Laura Elphinstone, Madeleine Worrall, Simone Saunders and Craig Edwards_Jane Eyre_credit Manuel Harlan

This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year. Director Sally Cookson’s celebrated production then transferred to the National Theatre, and can now be seen at cinemas across the world, including here in South Africa.

From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal, before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trail-blazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

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“A joy to watch. Madeleine Worrall’s passion sets the performance alight.” – Time Out

The cast featured in this production is Benji Bower, Will Bower, Elly Condron, Craig Edwards, Laura Elphinstone, Felix Hayes, Richard Hurst, Phil King, Melanie Marshall, Simone Saunders, Jools Scott, Maggie Tagney, Stevie Thompson, Joannah Tincey, Ellena Vincent and Madeleine Worrall as Jane.

The production has set designs by Michael Vale, costumes by Katie Sykes, lighting by Aideen Malone, music by Benji Bower, sound by Mike Beer, movement by Dan Canham and dramaturgy by Mike Akers.

JANE EYRE releases on South African screens from Saturday, 23 January 2016, for four screenings: on 23, 27 and 28 January at 19:30 and on 24 January at 14:30 – at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

The running time of this production is 3hrs and 20mins, including an interval.

For booking information on JANE EYRE, download the Ster-Kinekor App on any smart phone for updates, news and to make a booking. Visit www.cinemanouveau.co.za or sterkinekor.mobi. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For queries, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).

The discounts and benefits for cardholders of SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club loyalty programmes apply for all live theatre productions. Special prices for school and group bookings are also available on request. 

National Theatre Live enables audiences to experience the best of British theatre throughout the year, as the NT brings cameras into the auditorium to record and broadcast performances from stage to screen. Almost four million people have experienced an NT Live broadcast via satellite, both live and time-delayed, in more than 2 000 venues in over 40 different countries around the world, including South Africa, since NT Live’s first season, which began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren.

NT Live events are distributed outside the U.K. through New York-based BY Experience, the pioneer of global live “alternative content” digital cinema events.

Forthcoming productions from NT Live, to be screened at Cinema Nouveau, include:

  • The Donmar Warehouse production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Christopher Hampton’s stage adaptation of Laclos’ 1782 novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France, with Dominic West, to be screened from 05 March 2016
  • From the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT, with Rosalie Craig as Rosalind, to be screened from 19 March 2016