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BLONDE POISON

30th January – 18th February

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AFTER A SOLD OUT RUN IN 2017


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BLONDE POISON

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AFTER A SOLD OUT RUN IN 2017

30th January – 18th February 2018

by GAIL LOUW

starring FIONA RAMSAY

directed by JANNA RAMOS-VIOLANTE

After a hugely successful run at the theatre in 2017, Fiona Ramsay returns to the theatre in this gripping play international play ny Gail Louw, about betrayal for survival. Fiona plays Stella Goldschlag, who lived illegally in war-torn Berlin. When offered the chance of saving herself and her family from the death camps, she becomes a “greifer” for the Gestapo, giving information on Jews in hiding. The local media have been unanimous in their praise.

“Tour de force performance! Ramsay is superb!”
“Mesmerizing play of intrigue and moral choices!”
“Provocative and intelligent theatre! Gripping and breathtaking!”
“An extraordinary theatre experience!”

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6th Annual Jazz & Blues Weekend

Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th January 2018

The best of local and international jazz...


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The ever popular ‘Jazz & Blues Weekend’ produced by Anthony Yoko of Jazz Concert SA, in association with Daphne Kuhn of Auto & General Theatre on the Square has now grown from a three day event to an ‘extended’ weekend and will be staged from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th January 2018.

Apart from presenting some of the finest South African and international exponents of jazz & blues, the event also creates a platform to showcase young up-coming talent from various local music schools and institutions and this year it happens on the opening night, Thursday 25th January, in a variety concert titled ‘Students & all that jazz!... a concert full of surprises with music students of note!

Then the masters of the ‘Blues’ take to the stage on Friday evening with a stellar line-up directed by veteran guitarist Mike Slavin in a programme filled with ‘Blues’ from the Mississippi to Chicago with touches of Country, Folk and Blues Rock. The band known as ‘The Mike Slavin Blues Project’ includes the talents of another veteran guitarist Richard Thompson plus the amazing keyboard wizard Clive Goodwill with Charlie Johnstone on electric bass, Rob Watson drums and singer Ms. Ally Ogston! 

Moving on to Saturday and Sunday 27th & 28th January, the ‘Jazz & Blues Weekend’ takes on an international flavour with a debut performance in Sandton by the outstanding Italian jazz pianist and vocalist, Ms. Francesca Tandoi. Fresh from the European jazz festivals and clubs of New York, Ms. Tandoi is set to make a lasting impression on local audiences with her inimitable style and unique approach to jazz and improvised music !

World renown jazz pianist Monty Alexander says “Francesca Tandoi is a supremely tastefully swinging pianist – she can play!   Her vocals are exquisite, her unique accent adds to the charm of the interpretations and I believe she’ll be making beautiful sounds for a long time …”

Ms. Tandoi will be accompanied by jazz drummer Tony Yoko and bassist Marc Duby with special guest appearances by saxophonist Justin Holcroft and jazz singer Andrew Massey.

This ‘once off’ collaboration is for the discerning jazz fan and should not be missed!

Tickets are R210 - and on sale now at Computicket and at the theatre box office.

For more info: call +2782 900 0153 all hours.

COMING SOON


Riaad Moosa in Life Begins

26th March – 9th April

Riaad Moosa is back in Sandton for a limited run!


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They say life begins at 40. Riaad Moosa is turning 40 so he invites the audience to join in figuring out whether life really does begin at 40. This award-winning comedian,  presenter, writer and actor happens to be a qualified medical doctor as well! Also known as “the Comedy Doctor”, he is one of the country’s most popular and acclaimed funny men with a style all of his own and he certainly seems to have the remedy for the  nation’s ills – a healthy dose of laughter, straight up – hold the aspirin.

Following sold-out shows from Johannesburg to Cape Town and in between, Riaad Moosa invites the audience along to Life Begins at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 16th December 2017. Does life really begin at 40?

Riaad Moosa tries to figure this out with his hilarious one-man show, Life Begins - a snapshot into his life as a 40-year- old, a father of three kids, husband, comedian, actor and with all the current cultural and political issues thrown in.

NOW SHOWING


Nik Rabinowitz in Fortyfied

16th – 20th January

After the successful recent run of his one-man show in Cape Town, and turning 40, comedian Nik Rabinowitz decided the best location for his midlife crisis would be Sandton.


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After the successful recent run of his one-man show in Cape Town, and turning 40, comedian Nik Rabinowitz decided the best location for his midlife crisis would be Sandton. Please don’t tell him that 40 is the new 30, it’ll only confuse him further.

How do you balance family, aging, government anxiety and Trump fears? You don't.

At least Nik doesn't. In FORTYFIED, Nik explores a variety of subjects, some related to his bout with middle age, some not. Some related to his many (3) children, some not. 

Either way, he’s not going to commit to anything specific now because then you’ll come with very specific expectations of the show, leaving him no room to change his mind at the last minute, which is he wont to do.

Honestly though, does it really matter what it’s about? It’s a comedy show. There will be stories, there will be awkwardness, there will be accents. And - it will all be funny which is all you really have to know.

Come give Nik your money and listen to his troubles. It's like reverse therapy! But more fun. 

“If forty is the new thirty, there is no finer confirmation than the exuberance and boundless energy of Rabinowitz”
- Weekend Special. 

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BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL

8th – 23rd March

Jannie du Toit is back by popular demand in BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL


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Jannie du Toit is back by popular demand in BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL
with JANNIE DU TOIT, SUSAN MOUTON and CHANIE JONKER.

In BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL, Jacques Brel's imaginative texts are sung by Jannie du Toit in four languages, with accompaniment from Susan Mouton on cello and Chanie Jonker on piano. The 80-minute show was compiled by Juanita Swanepoel with musical arrangements by Clinton Zerf and Matthys Maree and Afrikaans translations by Naomi Morgan. The production features several of Brel's most popular hits.

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CHARL DU PLESSIS PLAYS GERSHWIN

20th February - 24th February

Charl du Plessis is South Africa’s Piano Man, Steinway Artist and synonymous with the music of Gershwin.


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CHARL DU PLESSIS PLAYS GERSHWIN

20th February - 24th February

Charl du Plessis is South Africa’s Piano Man, Steinway Artist and synonymous with the music of Gershwin. He has performed popular works by Gershwin on three continents with his jazz trio and as soloist with various symphony orchestras. CHARL DU PLESSIS PLAYS GERSHWIN includes music from Porgy & Bess, his most beloved songs like The Man I Love and I Got Rhythm, and the one and only Rhapsody in Blue. He shares the stage with bassist Werner Spies and drummer Peter Auret.

 

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VISITING MR GREEN

15th May – 10th June

Directed by Alan Swerdlow with Michael Richard as Mr Green.


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VISITING MR GREEN

15th May – 10th June

Directed by Alan Swerdlow 

with Michael Richard as Mr Green.

VISITING MR. GREEN is a stage play by American author Jeff Baron that has been performed around the world. This year this special production celebrates its 20th anniversary since it opened at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, with Eli Wallachin the lead role.

Eighty-six-year-old widower Mr. Green is almost hit by a car driven by young corporate executive Ross Gardiner. Found guilty of reckless driving, Ross is ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr. Green. What starts off as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together develops into drama, as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened.

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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 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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