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FUNNIER THAN THEM

21 – 25 October

“An outstanding performance by three comedians who dazzle the audience with their jokes on political and social issues. A perfect show for adults that will keep audiences enthralled” – Cue 2014


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Comedy at its best for one week only

Chris Forrest, Warren Robertson and Deep Fried Man’s individual achievements in the South African comedy industry are substantial, including television shows; films; Comedy Central specials; performances at some of South Africa’s biggest comedy events (Bafunny Bafunny, Blacks Only, Heavyweight Comedy Jam and more); multiple awards and nominations.

Now, the three of them combine for ensemble show ‘Funnier Than Them’, which launched at Grahamstown Festival to packed houses and critical acclaim. The show will be arriving in Johannesburg Auto & General Theatre on the Square from October 21 to 26.

Each of these three comedians has their own unique style, with Chris Forrest’s dry one-liners and perfect comedy timing, Warren Robertson’s dark, intelligent humour and Deep Fried Man’s blend of musical comedy and satireensuring there will be something for everyone. The trio is also proud to announce that the show also features, as a guest, legendary old-school SA comic Gerry D Atric.

Funnier Than Them is a stand up comedy show like no other. Blending elements of crowd interaction, improv and animation it is a show that is guaranteed to deliver an evening of laughs from three of the country’s funniest comedians.

Praise for Funnier Than Them:

“An outstanding performance by three comedians who dazzle the audience with their jokes on political and social issues. A perfect show for adults that will keep audiences enthralled” – Cue 2014

Funnier Than Them is very strong. Proper observational stuff; focusing on the important themes but skipping the cliches. Hallelujah – Bruce Dennill, CityVibe

COMING SOON

DOOBEE BOOBIES

28 October - 15 November

"The Return of the Infamous"

Slapstick humour that sidesteps cliché with brilliance

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EthicsXchange

4th November

EthicsXchange is a platform for influential South Africans to share their thoughts on co-creating an ethical society.

EthicsXchange is a platform for influential South Africans to share their thoughts on co-creating an ethical society.

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FOREVER PLAID

18 November – 20 December

Off-Broadway musical

FOREVER PLAID is an off-Broadway musical revue written by Stuart Ross

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ABOUT US


 

LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS
The theatre is delighted to present and  to produce , for the 7th year, its uplifting music programme for all, with leading local and international musicians. It prides itself on being the only venue in Gauteng to host such regular weekly daytime concerts. Concerts take place every Friday at 1pm and unreserved tickets are available at the theatre from 12.30 on the day.
The theatre would like to thank BASA for its supporting grant.
Ticket Price: R40.  The price includes coffee and biscuits.

24thOctober
French Trio with HANDRI LOOTS (flute), ANNEKE LAMONT (piano) and JESICA BAILEY (cello)
Works by Ravel, Gauburt, Dubussy and Poulenc

31stOctober
Quartet 
with MALANE HOFMEYR-BURGER (flute), MAGDA DE VRIES (marimba) ANNEKE LAMONT (piano) and SUSAN MOUTON (cello)

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7th November
HARPEGGIO DUO
ROSEMARIE KANE and CATHY PHILLIPS
Rosemarie and Cathy formed the Harpeggio Duo in the early 1990's. They have explored the Harp Duo repertoire extensively and have given most of their duo recitals in Johannesburg, including Des and Dawn Lindberg's soirees, The Atrium at Wits School of Music, the Sandton Art Gallery, the Gencor Gallery at JU and for the Harp Society of SA. Both Rosemarie and Cathy play a 47 string French CamacAtlantide Prestige Harp.

14th November
A programme of tangos and rumba
SRDJAN CUCCA (violin), JACQUES FOURIE (violin), VIOLETA MILJKOVIC (viola) CAREL HENN (cello)
Six Tangos by Michael Mc Lean and String Quartet arrangements of Opera Favourites by Lynne Latham

21st November
Sonata for violin and piano by Richard Strauss
with
ZANTA HOFMEYR and MALCOLM NAY
(
in celebration of 150 years since his birth in 1864)
and
Preludes by DimitriShostakovitch


We reserve the right to alter or change the programmes without prior notice.

 

 

 

 

 

The Auto & General Theatre on the Square, BASA AWARD WINNER 2014, has garnered many awards and nominations for theatre excellence. The theatre is a popular and unique venue. In its upmarket Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City premises, it is certainly living up to its fine reputation.

Theatre producer, owner and artistic director, Daphne Kuhn, holds an MA Degree in Drama, and her special skills range from acting to directing, PR to producing.

The varied and acclaimed productions in this 200-seater adds a vibrant dimension to the entertainment industry and to the cultural enrichment of all. Over 1000 productions - including plays, musicals, lunch hour concerts and youth theatre have been presented in the last 18 years, in addition to numerous corporate events, concerts and industrial theatre.

 

 

Message from Owner/Producer Daphne Kuhn:

 

"My grateful appreciation to all the theatre patrons for their most wonderful support over the past 15 years. Enjoy another season of great theatre.

We look forward to seeing you soon!"

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Corporate sponsorship of R8000 per annum in support of the tehatre, will be acknowledged by means of an inscription in the theatre foyer and in all theatre programmes.

12 complimentary tickets per month

will be made a available to your company. For details and special benefits to staff members and clients, call Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 or 083 377 4969.

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CONTACT


Tel: Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 E-Mail: theatreonthesquare@gmail.com

Address:

Nelson Mandela Square (formerly Sandton Square) adjoins Sandton City - just off Rivonia Rd. Entrances to the Square and the parking garage are in West Street and 5th Street, Sandown. Click here to view Google Maps.

PERFORMANCES

Weekdays:
Tuesdays to Fridays, at 8:15pm

Weekends:
Saturdays at 5:30pm and 8:30pm  

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