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28 Jul 2015 in Show Press Releases
Related Shows: Lepatata

The Market Theatre and Windybrow Theatre present   LEPATATA Limited Season 12 – 30 August 2015 This project was made possible by a grant of R 500,000 from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF). The Market Theatre is heading in a brave new direction through a determined commitment to produce theatre in all of South Africa’s indigenous languages. The move to broaden its appeal and serve all the different cultures in Johannesburg will officially begin in August with Lepatata, the first fully Setswana production ever to be staged at the Market Theatre. This bold an...

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Sweet Sounds of Maya Spector

02 Jul 2015 in Show Press Releases
Related Shows: Sweet Sounds of Maya Spector

New look Laager Theatre reopens with The Sweet Songs of Maya Spector The Market Theatre is delighted to announce that its newly renovated and expanded Laager Theatre will be reopened by the sweet sounds of jazz singer Maya Spector. Maya Spector will perform on 3 and 4 July, presenting a tempting mix of jazz standards, up tempo contemporary favourites and some of her own original compositions. Spector has been delighting audiences in Cape Town for the past several years and now comes to Johannesburg for these two performances only. Music critic Gwen Ansell said of Maya’s first EP, My ...

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Market Theatre production, Nongogo, nominated for a prestigious Canadian award

22 Jun 2015 in Show Press Releases

Athol Fugard’s vibrant play Nongogo, directed by the Market Theatre’s award winning Artistic Director, James Ngcobo. is in the running for a prestigious award in Canada. The play has been nominated in the 36th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, organised by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts. The winners will be announced on Monday, June 22, with Nongogo nominated in the category of Outstanding Touring Production after wowing audiences in at the Canadian Stage in Toronto earlier this year. The powerful Fugard play is set in a township shebeen in the turbulent 1950s. The shebeen q...

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Market Theatre to host magical talent showcase

21 May 2015 in Show Press Releases

Market Theatre is set to host the 7th annual ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships awards for the first time this year. Internationally renowned Market Theatre is set to host the 7th annual ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships awards for the first time this year. The Newtown-based theatre will play home to the arts tuition competition’s finale for the next three years and promises to deliver a spectacular night when the top six finalists showcase their talents in the John Kani Theatre on 12 October 2015. “We as the Market Theatre are very delighted to host t...

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Live Reading Session

19 May 2015 in Show Press Releases
Related Shows: Live Reading Session - The Last MK Fighter

The Market Theatre presents PlayRiot in partnership with the British Council Connect ZA, The Royal Court Theatre and SA-UK Seasons 2014 -2015 PlayRiot Stage Reading SESSIONS @The Market Theatre (scheduling updates @, Since its inception in 1976, the Market Theatre has played a vital role in supporting work that is provocative and thought provoking. In its quest to continue this important role of unearthing new works and emerging voices, the Market has partnered with The Royal Court Theatre London to stage public play readings of the next gene...

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Rain Dance

13 May 2015 in Show Press Releases
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Vuyani dances to the beat of African diversity To commemorate Africa Month this May, Vuyani Dance Theatre is taking a firm stance against xenophobia with a powerful new creation, Rain Dance. Supported by the Department of Arts and Culture, Vuyani presents Rain Dance from 28 to 30 May 2015 at the John Kani Theatre at the Market Theatre complex in Newtown, Johannesburg. This short season comes hot on the heels of the dance company’s return from a successful Canadian tour, where Vuyani artistic director Luyanda Sidiya presented a double bill of his works, Dominion and Umnikelo. The Toronto p...

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