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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...

Crazy In Love

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Crazy In Love

25 Mar 2015 - 12 Apr 2015

A Conspiracy of Clowns proudly presents Crazy in Love Created by Andrew Buckland, Liezl de Kock, and Rob Murray, the hit show Crazy In Love was first presented at the 2013 National Arts Festival Fringe. This Best International Production 2014 Amsterdam Fringe Festival winner is the fourth work created by the “open door collective” that is A Conspiracy of Clowns. Other works it has produced have been the smash hit Pictures of You (multi Fleur du Cap winner and top selling 2009 theatre production on the NAF Fringe), Kardiāvale (the cult cabaret clown noir show created under Jayne Batzofin ...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

22 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015

A long form of laughter with The Jittery Citizens Plenty surprises and loads of laughter will erupt at the Market Theatre when improvised comedy nights swing into town. Joburg audiences can now enjoy a monthly dose of The Jittery Citizens, a fearless and talented group of comedy and musical improvisation artists. The quick-fire art of comedy improv usually sees comics thrown various challenges or ideas to craft into an instant and hopefully hilarious sketch. It’s become hugely popular thanks to shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “Whose Line is it anyway?” But improv is most enjo...

The Inner City Festival

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The Inner City Festival

20 Mar 2015 - 21 Mar 2015

South Africa’s comedy scene is one of the most vibrant in the world, but sadly as with many forms of entertainment arts, the talent is not highly recognized in the mainstream. The Inner City Comedy Festival aims to take comedy to the heart of every city and promote the culture of comedy and theatre in South Africa. The opening night of the comedy tour will feature some of South African finest homegrown comedy talent; Tats Nkonzo, Skhumba, Nina Hastie, Robby Collins, Kagiso Lediga and hosted by Mojak Lehoko. This bunch shares a delight in humour that leaks the damaged trails of racial an...

SHE DIED DREAMING

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SHE DIED DREAMING

12 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015

Abangani Theatre in collaboration with the Market Theatre presents She Died Dreaming The production tells the story of Hilda, a glamorous woman who lives in a romantic fantasy of her own imagination, and is making her friends believe the fairytale she has created around a relationship with a fictitious dream man.  Her three friends all believe that this man is to die for, and they cannot wait to see her live with her beau. Sadly, the much sought-after man exists only in her dreams. Season : Thursday 12 - Sunday 22 March Ticket Prices: R80 Tues - Sun and R60 for block bookings>

Dance Umbrella 2015

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Dance Umbrella 2015

26 Feb 2015 - 15 Mar 2015

Dance Umbrella 2015, funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, will offer Joburgers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover, experience and enjoy contemporary dance on all levels. New local and international works will take over the city with dance happening all over Jozi. A highlight of the 2015 festival is the strong focus on female choreographers. Since Dance Umbrella’s inception male choreographers have dominated the contemporary dance scene … but over the past years this has shifted. DanceUmbrella 2015 will focus on and celebrate both the established and the young...

Dream night with Musa Sukwene

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Dream night with Musa Sukwene

13 Feb 2015 - 13 Feb 2015

For one night only, South Africa’s Idols winner for 2013, Musa, has come to release his much anticipated debut album titled The Dream, and it lives up to its expectations. Since winning season 9 of the popular reality show in November 2013, Witbank born musician Musa has spent his time locked up in the recording studio working on his debut album. This Afro-Soul masterpiece is everything he dreamed it would be, as the title suggests. Performing for one Night Only on Friday 13 February, Musa Sukwene performs alongside 2014 Idols second runner up Bongiwe Silinda and Mzwandile Ngubani as the ma...

SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD

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SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD

26 Nov 2014 - 14 Dec 2014

The Market Theatre, in association with McCarter Theatre Centre and Syracuse Stage, presents SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited A play by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona A new production of the award-winning classic play Sizwe Banzi is Dead will premiere at the Market Theatre in November 2014 for a limited season, before touring international stages in 2015.  The creative collaboration between Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona produced South African classics in the early ’70s that dominated the theatre landscape locally and globally –...

Ketekang

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Ketekang

12 Nov 2014 - 14 Dec 2014

The Market Theatre and the U. S. Embassy present Ketekang Devised and directed by James Ngcobo 12 November – 14 December 2014 The Market Theatre unveils a brand new musical production featuring Nokukhanya Dlamini, Aubrey Poo and an array of talented musicians and dancers, to close the year with a sensational bang. Ketekang is a celebration that combines song, spoken word, theatre and dance with sentiments that unite the American and South African cultures and build new bonds between the two countries.  The piece salutes all those who endured the years when people were artificial...

THE LAST ANNIVERSARY

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THE LAST ANNIVERSARY

30 Oct 2014 - 02 Nov 2014

THE LAST ANNIVERSARY tells the story of the tribulations of an African traveller in a European airport. Whilst a suspended traveller, his emotional memory takes him back to moments in a ‘slavery past’ which are excerpts from the Meyerowitz/Hughes opera. Over that last two years the HOPES & MEMORIES project has been ongoing between performing arts groups in South Africa, France, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary co-funded by the European Union and the respective partners. After much experimentation and discovery by the partners in residencies throughout the 5 countries a new wo...

My Name is Rachel Corrie

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My Name is Rachel Corrie

28 Oct 2014 - 16 Nov 2014

The Market Theatre presents a Hearts & Eyes production of My Name is Rachel Corrie Hearts and Eyes Theatre Collective has forged its reputation with staging human stories: the real and the personal in pursuit of truth and understanding. My Name is Rachel Corrie is such a work. This production premiered at with a sold-out run at The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown last year, followed by a season at The Baxter Theatre where it was received with critical and box office acclaim. At the Fleur du Cap awards, Kate Liquorish was nominated three times, once for her supporting role in The Mis...

Have you seen Zandile

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Have you seen Zandile

08 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

Written by well known African storyteller, Gcina Mhlope. It was first performed in 1986 at The Market Theatre. The story follows the journey of a young girl called Zandile living with her grandmother. She then gets abducted from her granny’s house in Durban and taken to the Transkei by her mother, as she believes it is time for her to reap the benefits of having a girl child. Through this journey, Zandile is faced with various issues from having her periods and the myths surrounding that experience; meeting boys; friendship; marriage and also feeling the void of her grandmother’s a...

ADAPT OR FLY

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ADAPT OR FLY

01 Oct 2014 - 26 Oct 2014

Pieter-Dirk Uys started his one-man onslaught against politicians who should know better with Adapt or Dye in 1981. In October 2014 he is back on the same stage with Adapt or Fly, holding up the cracked mirror of satire to a twenty year-old democracy and using humour as his weapon of mass distraction. After successful seasons in Cape Town and Johannesburg during the last two years, and a run at the Soho Theatre in London, Uys is back with his finger on the pulse of a South Africa after an election that has already introduced the colour red into our black and white rainbow. Juju will join Evi...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

28 Sep 2014 - 28 Sep 2014

JOIN JITTERY CITIZENS FOR ARMANDO SUNDAY View this email in your browser “Who needs preparation and a script when you have wit?” For the first time ever, the sensation that is the Jittery Citizens’ new Armando format is taking place, not at night time, but on a Sunday afternoon. So if you’re looking for an exciting way to spend your lazy sunday, come join South Africa’s premiere improvisation troupe for an afternoon of laughs, excitement and off-the-cuff madness at the Market Theatre Lab at 3PM. Owing to the nature of Improv, every show is unique and has som...

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