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BLONDE POISON

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A new play by Gail Louw


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BLONDE POISON

10th January – 4th February 2017

A new play by Gail Louw

starring FIONA RAMSAY and directed by JANNA RAMOS-VIOLANTE

BLONDE POISON reunites the exciting and creative talents of multi-award winning actress, Fiona Ramsay and director Janna Ramos-Violante, in a play about beauty, treachery and the high price of survival.

Fiona plays Stella Goldschlag, who lives illegally in war-torn Berlin. When offered the chance of saving herself and her family from the death camps, she becomes a “greifer” or “catcher” for the Gestapo, giving information on Jews in hiding. She was dubbed the Marilyn Monroe of Berlin and awarded the alias, BLONDE POlSON by the Nazis, as she embroiled herself in the murky word of espionage.

Playwright Gail Louw, is a former South African now living in the UK. 

BLONDE POISON has already received critical international acclaim in London and Australia.

Playwright Gail Louw, is a former South African now living in the UK. Her play MISS DIETRICH REGRETS was produced last year at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square

COMING SOON

VASLAV

13th - 25th February

Based on The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky

Johnson ignites the spirit of Nijinsky in this celebration of the magnificent power of sheer performance.

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FROM KOE’SIESTES TO KNEIDLACH

28th February – 18th March

This one-woman piece shows ‘Chantal’, a girl from the Cape Flats, navigating a world of new Jewish experiences

This one-woman piece shows ‘Chantal’, a girl from the Cape Flats, navigating a world of new Jewish experiences

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EL BLANCO: Tales of the Mariachi

21st March – 8th April

“A dazzling performance from a very skilled entertainer.” — artsmart.co.za

“A dazzling performance from a very skilled entertainer.” — artsmart.co.za

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THE GRUFFALO

11th April – 7th May

An adaptation of JULIA DONALDSON’s popular modern classic book series for young people

An adaptation of JULIA DONALDSON’s popular modern classic book series for young people

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‘NEW VOICES’ - a part of the 5th Annual Blues and Jazz Weekend

9th February @ 20h00

The sounds of jazz from emerging artists with ALICE ORION and SOPHIA NEMAND

This year the Jazz and Blues weekend celebrate 5 years of great music in the annual Jazz and Blues weekend. 

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‘WE THREE KINGS’ - a part of the 5th Annual Blues and Jazz Weekend

10th & 11th February @ 20h00

Tribute to the music of the ‘Blues Kings’ - B.B.King ~ Freddie King ~ Albert King

This year the Jazz and Blues weekend celebrate 5 years of great music in the annual Jazz and Blues weekend. 

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‘JAZZ SHOWCASE’ - a part of the 5th Annual Blues and Jazz Weekend

12th February @ 16h00

Jazz Standards, Spontaneous Improvisations and more

This year the Jazz and Blues weekend celebrate 5 years of great music in the annual Jazz and Blues weekend. 

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ABOUT US


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 1300 productions - including plays, musicals, lunch hour concerts and youth theatre have been presented in the last 20 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 20 years. Enjoy another season of great theatre. We look forward to seeing you soon!"

 

LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS

The theatre is delighted to present and  to produce , for the 10th 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.

Hartham Properties has come on board together with a Supporting Grant  from BASA for assisting with marketing.

Ticket Price: R50.  The price includes concert, programme, coffee and biscuits.
The only regular daytime music fixture in Gauteng
We reserve the right to alter or change the programmes without prior notice.

27th January
MUSIC TO HERALD THE NEW YEAR!
Trio for piano and strings featuring MIRO CHAKARYAN (violin), JACOB SWART (piano) and SUSAN MOUTON (cello)

3rd February

ONE HOUR WITH POULENC with the JUDELL ENSEMBLE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT SERIES
A selection of Poulenc’s most epic works for wind instruments, piano and voice featuring POLINA MINATCHEVA (piano), musicians and vocalists.

10th February
THE TONY YOKO JAZZ TRIO
(part of the International Jazz Weekend at the Theatre on the Square) with SOPHIA NEMAND (piano/vocals), MARC DUBY and TONY YOKO

17th February
MARIMBA AND FLUTE DUO
starring MAGDA DE VRIES (marimba) and MALANE HOFMEYR-BURGER (flute) 

24th February
MUSICAL CUISINE FOR MIDDAY
An organ, piano, harpsichord and marimba programme with a difference with TDRINDA WOODS and CHRISTO ERASMUS
Works from Bach and Mozart to modern compositions

3rd March
The JUDELL ENSEMBLE CONCERT SERIES return with an oboe and piano duet,
with OLIVIER BARRIER on oboe and ANNALIEN BALL on piano

10th March
THE WITS TRIO
with MALCOLM NAY (piano), ZANTA HOFMEYR (Violin) and MACIEJ LACNY (cello)

17th March
SHADES OF SUMMER IN SANDTON
with THE SUNSET SERENADE
MALANÉ HOFMEYR-BURGER
(flute), IRENE TSONIFF (violin), IVO IVANOV (violin), VLADIMIR IVANOV (viola) and PETA ANN HOLDCROFT (cello)

24th March
PIANO & VIOLIN DUO
with SONJA VAN ZYL (piano) and GEORGE NTULI (violin) from the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra

31st March
HARP AND PIANO RECITAL
SUSAN COCK (piano) and VENTURA ROSENTHAL (Harp)
works by Rossini, Debussy and Granados

7th April
BRAHMS: HIS MOST BEAUTIFUL WALTZES AND HUNGARIAN DANCES
Piano Duet with CARIN VAN GRAAN and CHANIEL PREIS

14th April
GOLDBERG CHAMBER PLAYERS
JAQUES FOURIE (Violin) MORKEL COMBRINK (Viola) WESS BEUKES (Cello)
CHRISTOPHER EVANS (Violin) and SONG CHOI (Violin) 

21st April
Emerging Piano star SULAYMAN HUMAN (piano) from the Cape and JACQUELINE MARTENS from London (violin) are back!

28th April
ETIENNE MALAN (violin) is back from Wiesbaden, German for a special performance with pianist JACOB SWART (piano)

 

 

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

20 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: 0118838606 (Theatre Box Office) or 0861 915 8000 (Computicket) 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

Tuesdays to Saturday, at 8:15pm

Saturdays at 6pm and 8:15pm

Show Times for The Gruffalo are Monday to Saturday at 11am and 3pm

Show times may differ slightly - please contact the theatre to confirm show times - 011 883 8606

The ramped backstage entrance opens 15minutes before the show. 

Please ensure you are at the theatre 15 minutes before the show. 

Special show times can be arranged should you wish to book the whole theatre

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