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WHO’S YOUR DADDY?

18th May – 31st May

A comedian’s experience of the joys of becoming a father


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Chris Forrest in Who’s Your Daddy?

19 – 31 May

directed by Bevan Cullinan

Joburg audiences are in for a treat! Chris Forrest is bringing his brand new, hilarious one-man show, Who’s Your Daddy? to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton from the 19th to the 31st of May.

A clueless dad’s journey to fatherhood, Who’s Your Daddy? is about his experience of becoming a father.

From pregnancy to birth to looking after an infant and everything in between, the show is a hilarious look at what really happens and how to deal with it.

A must for anyone hoping to become a parent or who is a parent or who knows a parent!

Chris Forrest has been on the forefront of the SA comedy scene since the late 90’s. His unique dry sense of humour, quick wit and intelligent comedy has made him one of the country’s most popular comedians. Audiences are left in stitches wherever he goes.

Chris has worked in almost every facet of comedy. Equally at home MCing an evening or just doing a spot, Chris has performed on every worthwhile comedy club, showcase and festival - locally and abroad. He is also currently gracing our screens as a celebrity contestant on M-Net’s Masterchef.

Who’s Your Daddy? is proudly brought to you by Huggies. The show is written and performed by Chris Forrest and directed by Bevan Cullinan.

60 hilarious minutes of a man's point of view on pregnancy, birth and fatherhood. - Pauline Dalais, artsmart.co.za

A wonderful performance by Chris Forrest as he speaks about the stages of pregnancy. This stand up comedy is witty, funny and helpful for those who are expecting. Who’s your Daddy is great because Forrest involves the audience immediately and audience members are made to feel partly responsible for this masterpiece. – Cue Magazine July 2014

Who's your daddy,is one of the most witty & well-thought out comedy performances this National Arts Festival! – Sarah Cohen

COMING SOON

SEVEN DEADLY SINS

13th – 25th July

starring AARON McILROY and LISA BOBBERT

In an hilarious showcase of weird and wonderful escapades, AARON McILROY and LISA BOBBERT probe the why’s and wherefores of lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride!

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MISS DIETRICH REGRETS

3rd – 27th June

an icon, a symbol of glamour - the legendary Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich was one of the most famous and revered film stars and personalities. One of her many iconic quotes was ”I am not a myth - I am a legend!” MISS DIETRICH REGRETSis a revealing and poignant look at the aging Marlene and her complex relationship with her daughter.

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DOUBT: A PARABLE

28th July – 15th August

A Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award-winning international play

DOUBT is a provocative and gripping story of suspicion and suspense! Set in 1964, the play is an examination of a priest suspected of misconduct.

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IMAGINED LAND

17th August – 12th September

CRAIG HIGGINSON’S newest South African play

CRAIG HIGGINSON’S newest South African play

IMAGINED LAND

17th August – 12th September
Directed by MALCOLM PURKEY

Designed by DENIS HUTCHINSON
with NAT RAMABULANA, FIONA RAMSAY and JANNA RAMOS-VIOLANTE

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BANKSRUPT with Mark Banks!

30 June - 11 July

BANKSRUPT with Mark Banks!

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MAKING MANDELA

14th September – 3rd October

This is the story of what influenced the rural boy to become the global legend.

This is the story of what influenced the rural boy to become the global legend. It is an imaginative journey through the childhood of Nelson Mandela, featuring colourful characters, vividly portrayed in beautiful masks, with physical performances supported by emotive

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THE CHILLI BOY

6th – 24th October

THE CHILLI BOY is a theatrical phenomenon!

THE CHILLI BOY is the hysterical story of an old Indian woman reincarnated as a white gangster from Boksburg. It has been lauded as ground-breaking with a masterful performance by multi-award winning actor MATTHEW RIBNICK.

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VIOLET ONLINE

27th October – 7th November

Gor­geous Cape Town Actress LYNITA CROF­FORD takes on Vio­let, who is always looking for love!

How can a divorcee, over forty and sin­gle, dat­ing, broke, with a fetish for good gram­mar and spelling and an-ever present tin­gling between the thighs, be so utterly, delight­fully deli­cious?
Vio­let, who cer­tainly isn’t a shrink­ing one, makes it so!

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THREE’S THE SHOW

10th – 30th November

starring ANNABEL LINDER, MICHAEL DE PINNA & KEITH SMITH with a guest appearance by maestro musician SAM SKLAIR

A big show where big voices meet big bands!
It’s really big on entertainment and perfect for end-of year functions – not to be missed!

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IMMORTALITY: THE BEE GEES

1st – 20th December

THE BEE GEES are back in Sandton by popular demand, for the Christmas season.

IMMORTALITY: THE BEE GEES
1st – 20th December

with PAUL BUCKBY, LUCIANO ZUPPA and EMMANUEL CASTIS
directed by CLIVE RODEL
THE BEE GEES are back in Sandton by popular demand, for the Christmas season.

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Anything BUT Cantorial!!!

28 June

Elton Krawitz teams up with Bryan Schimmel on piano to perform music from Elton’s favorite artists and composers in “Anything BUT Cantorial!!!”

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AFRICA DAY – SOLO RECITAL with ZANDILE MZAZI

Monday, 25 May 2015

In celebration of Africa Day on Monday, 25 May 2015, experience the prelude to Zandile's upcoming international solo concert series in Paris & Rome during the June-July 2015 season.

AFRICA DAY – SOLO RECITAL with ZANDILE MZAZI

In celebration of Africa Day on Monday, 25 May 2015, experience the prelude to Zandile's upcoming international solo concert series in Paris & Rome during the June-July 2015 season.

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ABOUT US


LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS

The theatre is delighted to present and  to produce , for the 8th 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.

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The theatre would like to thank Hartham Properties and BASA for the supporting grant.

Ticket Price: R40.  The price includes coffee and biscuits.
The only regular daytime music fixture in Gauteng
We reserve the right to alter or change the programmes without prior notice.

29th May
Saxophone quartet
with MATTHEW LOMBARD (soprano saxophone), CERI MOELWYN-HUGHES (alto saxophone), CAMRON ANDREWS (tenor saxophone) and PETER JASPAN (baritone saxophone)

5th June
ZANTA HOFMEYR will perform sonatas by Beethoven

12th June
A SPANISH FIESTA
with Opera Diva AUKSE TRINKUNAS, accompanied on the piano by PAUL FERREIRA

19th June
TRIO FOR FLUTE, CELLO AND HARP
a unique and unusual combination
MALANÉ HOFMEYR-BURGER (flute), SUSAN MOUTON (cello) and VENTURA ROSENTHAL(harp)
works will include Pachelbel - "Canon" , Jongen - "Trio", Ibert - "Entr'acte" and others

 

 

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 6pm and 8:30pm

Please contact the theatre to confirm show times - 011 883 8606

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