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Sweet Sounds of Maya Spector

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Sweet Sounds of Maya Spector

03 Jul 2015 - 04 Jul 2015

Singer-songwriter Maya Spector is a fast-rising talent in the jazz and soul music world.  Maya’s voice is best described as an old soul, weathered by life and schooled by adversity, yet still very much alive in vocal tone and vibrant in its expression.  Following the release of her debut EP - My Simple Little Ep - she is making her first professional appearances in Johannesburg. She will be joined by an awesome backing trio of some of SA’s finest instrumentalists for two shows in the newly reopened Laager Theatre. Maya will perform jazz standards and some of her own orig...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

28 Jun 2015 - 28 Jun 2015

“Chicago-Style” Longform Improv Comedy at its best - made famous by Amy Poehler’s troupe ASSSCAT3000, The Jittery Citizens are bringing this international format to South African audiences. Hilarious comedian and host of LNN, Loyiso Gola is this month’s celebrity guest. So let Jittery Citizens’ Armando Sunday keep you in stitches this weekend!

As Die Broek Pas

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As Die Broek Pas

09 Jun 2015 - 28 Jun 2015

The Market Theatre presents a TEATERTeater’s Production of As Die Broek Pas 10 – 28 June 2015 Limited Season As Die Broek Pas is a gripping one-woman play translated from a work by the renowned German playwright Manfred Karge. The play explores the life of a woman who, during Germany’s depression of the 1930s, disguises herself as a man after her husband’s untimely death and takes over his job at the factory where he used to work as a crane driver. Actress Antoinette Kellermann selected this play as a practical component of her Masters Degree at the University of Stellenbosch, ...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

31 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

Joburg audiences can now enjoy a monthly dose of this fearless and talented group of comedy and musical improvisation artists. Since almost everything that happens in the show is created on the spot with no preparation, the results depend entirely on how sharp, quick-witted and just plain funny the artists are. With an All-Star cast of improvisers, including Claudine Ullman, James Cairns, Mpho Osei-Tutu, Nicholas “Pule” Welch, Alex Radnitz, Rachael Neary, Bruce Little, Frances Slabolepszy, Jai’Prakash Sewram and musical improviser, Tony Bentel, come prepared to laugh your so...

Rain Dance

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Rain Dance

28 May 2015 - 30 May 2015

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 performances formed part of Spotlight South Afric...

Live Reading Session - The Last MK Fighter

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Live Reading Session - The Last MK Fighter

22 May 2015 - 22 May 2015

In 2013, the Royal Court Theatre London in partnership with British Council Connect ZA sent its international director Elyse Dodgson to South Africa to work with 12 young writers. Accompanying her were two UK playwrights Leo Butler and Winsome Pinnock. Over the course of a year of workshops, 11 new plays were developed, reflecting the contemporary perspectives of a diverse collection of writers. The Market Theatre is proud to present readings of these 11 plays which offer insight into contemporary South African life and the urgent concerns of a young generation two decades after the end of a...

Mzansi Music Ensemble - Tribute to Victor Ntoni

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Mzansi Music Ensemble - Tribute to Victor Ntoni

06 May 2015 - 09 May 2015

GAUTENG MUSIC DEVELOPMENT’S BRAINCHILD THE MZANSI MUSIC ENSEMBLE COMES TO THE MARKET THEATRE The country’s first music ensemble dedicated to performing classics and compositions of our time, Mzansi Music Ensemble will perform at the Market Theatre from 6-9 May 2015. In appreciation South Africa’s linguistic diversity, the newly launched Ensemble celebrates great works in an impressive display of raw talent, leaving audiences spellbound as they weave poetry, praise singing, voice and improvisation by a 16 piece big band. Characterised by its robust energy Mzansi Music Ensemble plays a p...

McCoy Mrubata and Friends

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McCoy Mrubata and Friends

30 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015

The Market Theatre in partnership with Spin Foundation present Internationa jazz Day (SA) featuring McCoy Mrubata McCoy is the South African award winning Jazz saxophonist who is passionate about music education and has mentored many young artist who some times end up working with him. McCoy released his 11th solo album last year titled “Brasskap Sessions Volume 2 . The Idea behind the Brasskap series is to create a platform for the young up coming musicians to interact musically with the senior artists and learn In the process whiles they also gain the studio experience. On the 30th ...

POPArt

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POPArt

29 Apr 2015 - 29 Apr 2015

“Bottom’s Dream” & “Chasing Happy” at POPArt Market Theatre Lab & POPArt Theatre DATE: 29 March 2015 “An exciting and developing collaboration between the Market Theatre Lab & POPArt brings two all new plays to the POPArt theatre in April” For the first quarter of the year, second year students at the Market Theatre Lab have been working on producing two exciting new pieces of theatre under the guidance of writer/ directors Dorothy Ann Gould & Philip Dikotla and the Lab. Running concurrently to the development of these pieces, the students have also be...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

26 Apr 2015 - 26 Apr 2015

Joburg audiences can now enjoy a monthly dose of this fearless and talented group of comedy and musical improvisation artists. Since almost everything that happens in the show is created on the spot with no preparation, the results depend entirely on how sharp, quick-witted and just plain funny the artists are. With an All-Star cast of improvisers, including Claudine Ullman, James Cairns, Mpho Osei-Tutu, Nicholas “Pule” Welch, Alex Radnitz, Rachael Neary, Bruce Little, Frances Slabolepszy, Jai’Prakash Sewram and musical improviser, Tony Bentel, come prepared to laugh your so...

People are living there

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People are living there

22 Apr 2015 - 24 May 2015

The Market Theatre and the Windybrow Theatre by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited present People Are Living There by Athol Fugard directed by Andre Odendaal Fugard garnered material for the play when he and his wife stayed in lodgings in Braamfontein when he was employed by the Johannesburg Native Commissioners court house. The four characters face tough times as people with no or little education, stuck in a small apartment with very little to do and nowhere much to go. Each started out with their own longings and desires, but their dreams have faded along with hope as the disappoint...

Live Reading Sessions

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Live Reading Sessions

17 Apr 2015 - 17 Apr 2015

We host a series of Monthly Script Readings from South Africa’s eleven exciting playwrights! For nine months we’ll be toasting script development. Join us in this unfolding of narratives where scripts will be read and some scenes acted out. ENTRANCE IS FREE! The Next Session Date: Friday 17 April Time: 17:45 for 18:00 Venue: Gramadoelas RSVP: THATOK@MARKETTHEATRE.CO.ZA  

Page 27

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Page 27

31 Mar 2015 - 05 Apr 2015

Page 27 is a new creation that is inspired by social issues that we encounter in our everyday lives. The work looks at revisiting the past memories and desires that denies one a sense of belonging. The work speaks directly to societies and interrogate our actions regarding inequalities and gender equities. Biography: LULU MLANGENI is a senior dancer, facilitator, teacher and rehearsal director at Vuyani Dance Theatre. Over the years she has worked with prominent local artists, script writers, choreographers and directors to name a few are Gregory Maqoma, Luyanda Sidiya, PJ Sabagha, Nelisiwe...

The Oliphant In The Room

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The Oliphant In The Room

27 Mar 2015 - 28 Mar 2015

Award winning comedian Dillan Oliphant embarks on his first one man comedy show ready to leave audience in stitches cause he’s from Eldorado Park and he carries a knife around. A sharp knife of one liners that will cut right through your funny bone.

Hamlet

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Hamlet

27 Mar 2015 - 29 Mar 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre brings its world tour production of Hamlet to The Market Theatre Three performances from 27 – 29 March 2015 @The Market Laboratory 20h15 The Hamlet Globe to Globe tour opened at Shakespeare’s Globe on 23 April 2014, the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. This completely unprecedented theatrical adventure will see Hamlet tour to every single country on earth over 2 years. Sixteen extraordinary men and women are currently travelling across the seven continents, performing in a huge range of unique and atmospheric venues. Dominic Dromgoole, Artisti...

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