6th November – 1st December

"A brilliant piece of theatre... And the performances are superb" ★★★★ The Wee Review



6th November – 1st December

Four mothers grieve the loss of their children in the Aberfan disaster in a remarkably warm, sorrowful and at times even funny drama about survivors, small-town bickering and make-up.

In 1966, in the Welsh mining village of Aberfan, the “tips” – essentially man-made hills of discarded coal and the insides of the mines – were piled on top of a stream which after months collapsed, sliding down onto the village below and killing 144 people in just a few minutes. Of these, 116 were children, whose school lay in the path of the slide.

Set eight months after the tragedy, THE REVLON GIRL tells the story of five bereaved mothers gathering for an almost ceremonial visit from one of the Revlon make-up girls. The play and their evening touch upon grief, guilt, greed, religion and the horrific etiquette of mourning.

The Auto & General Theatre on the Square presents a remarkably warm, sorrowful, and times funny drama about survivors, small-town bickering and make-up.

The Revlon Girl, despite its subject matter is full of laughter, mainly because of the interplay between four women who have known one another since childhood, yet initial jokes are hard to stomach because of the dark subject matter that will inevitably follow, and the awkwardness of the outsider from Revlon – a proper outsider, from over the border in Bristol.

"Shocking, heartbreaking The Revlon Girl offers no cosmetic solution to unbearable pain but does suggest the power of powder and eye-liner in helping heal wounds." ★★★★★ Stage Review

"A brilliant piece of theatre... And the performances are superb" ★★★★ The Wee Review

"A funny, feisty, heart-wrenching story of how lipstick can look like hope" ★★★★ The Wee Review



18 November

African Classical Crossover Music - where Classic meets Pop with an African flair


Let this world class ensemble of talented musicians introduce you to their unique music genre - African Classical Crossover Music - where Classic meets Pop with an African flair
This concert will take you on musical roller coaster of awesomeness with a crossover repertoire including:

  • You Raise Me Up: A song made popular by J. Groban, re-arranged in African classical crossover with Swahili lyrics by Gifted Folks
  • Toreador Aria (Carmen Opera, G.Bizet)
  • Loliwe: A song by South African pop artist Zahara, with a special Gifted Folks flavour
  • Thula Baba: A South African lullaby re-arranged in African classical crossover with an original oriental twist.

In addition to the above-mentioned songs, you will discover Gifted Folks multi-layered talent in their unique and amazing rendition of other beautiful melodies such as Ave Maria (Gomez), Amigos Para Siempre, Funiculi/Funicula, Malaika… with most of them uniquely and beautifully arranged in African Classical Crossover.


Satori Live in JHB

12th November @ 19:00

Catch Satori live in JHB for a one time concert post their European tour. An event not to be missed!


Catch Satori live in JHB for a one time concert post their European tour. An event not to be missed! 

Satori is a South African Band who launched their debut album on the 1st of November 2015.

Made up of seven members – the five Ally family members come from an accomplished musical family, a family that has produced many musicians. The album “Satori” is a tribute to Frank Ally, the late father of Erol and Ashley, and grandfather of Kevin, Lisa and Zara.

In addition, Eddie Steyn and Ezra Erasmus are accomplished musicians in their own right. Satori  consists of own compositions that reflect a local feel that is South African, but appeals to a wide range of audiences.

The repertoire comprises jazz, soul, township sounds and more!

Find out more about Satori by visiting their website at




4th – 22nd December

An original and exciting new Children’s Theatre production with music, masks and magic!


Daphne Kuhn and Contagious Theatre present the perfect holiday show for children and their parents

by Alex Latimer

4th – 22nd December

Adapted and directed by JENINE COLLOCOTT
Original Score by SUE GREALY
Puppets by ANDY JONES

Alex Latimer’s THE BOY WHO CRIED NINJA makes its theatrical debut this December at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square in Sandton.

In the show, Tim witnesses some strange happenings around his house, but no one believes his explanations. In fact, no matter what Tim says, his parents just punish him with chores. To save himself, he hatches a clever plan to expose the truth. Will it work, or will Tim have to spend the rest of his life raking the yard?

Bubbling with and humour from start to finish will have children and parents laughing out loud.

This magical show directed and adapted by JENINE COLLOCOTT is the perfect show for kiddies aged between 4 and 10 years old.

Bookings for THE BOY WHO CRIED NINJA are now open at Computicket (call 0861 915 800 or online or can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606. There are group discounts for schools, holiday clubs and special interest groups.


Maestro Nir Brand

19 November

experience MAESTRO NIR BRAND from Israel in his new show, TIME TO FALL IN LOVE


Daphne Kuhn presents for one night only
Maestro Nir Brand from Israel in
Monday 19th November 2018 at 20:15
Tickets: R150. Groups and Fundraisers: R100

Here is a rare chance to experience MAESTRO NIR BRAND from Israel in his new show, TIME TO FALL IN LOVE, proudly presented by Daphne Kuhn by arrangement with the Embassy of Israel. The performance will take place at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton on Monday the 19th November at 20:15.
In this one man show, Maestro Nir Brand, a word renowned conductor, pianist and performer, takes his audience on a joyous and heart-warming musical journey as he portrays - in his own enthusiastic way - the beauty, splendour and magic of his
beloved Israel!
The show has been performed worldwide with diverse audiences. From Jerusalem of Gold to Adon Olam, from Mozart to Verdi’s Nabucco, Brand charms his audience into taking an active part with singing, clapping, asking and answering questions, while have great fun ……… and falling in love again with life, music and with Israel!
In 2003, Brand founded the "Classikid" company, which educates students throughout Israel to love classical music while enhancing life skills. He will be presenting outreach programmes in South Africa, to educate through the medium of Classical music. One of his programmes will be presented also at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square as part of its lunch hour music programme on Friday 23rd November at 1pm.

Maestro Nir Brand is a conductor of orchestras, a presenter on the Galatz radio station, an educator with a love of classical music and a great patriot. He was born in Be'er Sheva. Here he completed his basic musical education, and later was a student of the Mastero Prof. Mendy Rodan. He is the music director of the city Sderot and chairman of the Education Committee of the Arthur Rubinstein International Music Association (which holds the Rubinstein Competition).Brand is a resident of Tel Aviv and is married with three children.
In addition to his work all across Israel, he has been traveling for 8 years on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Humanitarian concerts and music shows have taken place in Nigeria, Cameroon, Myanmar, Angola, Kenya, Uganda, Mumbai and South American countries.

His performances receive many warm reviews for being a versatile and charismatic performer that combines classical music pieces from Mozart to world music, through singing Israeli songs and ability to amplify the audience.

During his tours he performs in local theatres, hospitals, schools, orphanages and formal Embassy's events. In addition, Nir holds master workshops, local media interviews, rehearsals with local orchestras.
Bookings are now open directly with the theatre.
To reserve seats please call 011 883-8606 after 10.30 or call Daphne on 083 377 4969

For further media info and interviews, please call Daphne Kuhn or
Mika Stefano on 011 883-8606



Tel: 0118838606 (Theatre Box Office) or 0861 915 8000 (Computicket) E-Mail:


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.


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