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Songs From Jazztown

03 Jul 2014 in Show Press Releases

The Department of Arts & Culture Touring Venture and The Market Theatre Presents Songs from Jazztown Directed by James Ngcobo The Market Theatre is venturing into new territories in celebration of the Eastern Cape’s jazz giants with a vibrant new jazz compilation concert that will be hosted in five key venues in the Eastern Cape. The Touring Ventures programme is a work stream of the Department of Arts and Culture’s Mzansi Golden Economy strategy, which is designed to strengthen and grow the arts, culture and heritage sector. This programme has been established to ensure that ...

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South Venturing North

03 Jul 2014 in Show Press Releases

The Market Theatre Laboratory presents South Venturing North We Write Ourselves into Immortality Written and directed by J Bobs Tshabalala Assisted by Salome Sebola 5 to 7 July 2014 Rehearsal Room at the Monument National Arts Festival, Grahamstown The Market Theatre Laboratory celebrates its 25th birthday this year – and what an extraordinary journey it’s been. South Africa’s cultural landscape has changed drastically in the past 25 years, but young people need access to arts education more than ever. The Lab’s future is bright, as it continues to equip young people with theatr...

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The Shadow of a Humming Bird

03 Jul 2014 in Show Press Releases
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The Market Theatre and Windybrow Theatre present an Eric Abraham and Fugard Theatre production of The Shadow of the Hummingbird by Athol Fugard 30 July – 16 August 2014 Athol Fugard returns to the stage! The Market Theatre presents the Johannesburg premiere of The Shadow of the Hummingbird, written, starring and directed by Athol Fugard, with an introductory scene by Paula Fourie. Fugard, who returns to the stage this year after an absence of 15 years, plays opposite Marviantos Baker in this intimate, delicate two-hander. Besides Fugard, the artistic team includes Fourie (co-director), ...

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JOE BARBER VI - LIFE

27 Jun 2014 in Show Press Releases
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Market Theatre Press Releases

Joe Barber CC in association with The Market Theatre presents JOE BARBER VI - LIFE Celebrating 15 years 25 July - 24 August 2014 Cape Town comedy legends David Isaacs and Oscar Petersen are ready to take you on another crazy journey into the heart of their community with a new production Joe Barber VI - Life. It runs at the Market Theatre from 25 July - 24 August 2014. After a smashing sold-out season in Cape Town and the Eastern Cape, the Joe Barber VI- Life show tours to Johannesburg for a limited period only. Comedy legends David Isaacs and Oscar Petersen take us on yet another ...

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The Main Theatre is renamed to honour Dr. John Kani

13 Jun 2014 in Show Press Releases
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Market Theatre Press Releases

The Market Theatre renames its newly renovated and iconic Main Theatre to The John Kani Theatre The Main Theatre of the Market Theatre was officially renamed The John Kani Theatre at a gala event on Tuesday, 10 June 2014. Affectionately known as the ‘Godfather of South African theatre’ this living theatre legend has demonstrated his passion and commitment to the Market Theatre Foundation – and to the South African performing arts sector.  He serves as Patron and Special Ambassador of the Market Theatre Foundation, and acted as its Managing Trustee in the 2000’s.  Howeve...

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The View press release

04 Jun 2014 in Show Press Releases
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The Market Theatre presents the Artscape production The View A South African play Written and Directed by Philip Rademeyer The Market Theatre presents the much anticipated Artscape production of The View - a South African play written and directed by Philip Rademeyer, featuring Gideon Lombard as Boy and Ella Gabriel as Actor. A young man sits alone in a prison cell in space, looking down at a ruined earth and dreaming of being rescued. Upon his final request, a gatekeeper delivers a video containing interviews with various people from his life (all characters are played by Ella Gabri...

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