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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
After 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
Daniel 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.
Daniel 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.
Prince Albert, The Jewel of the Great Karoo
Cape Town/ Western Cape
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
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
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