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ANIMAL FARM

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ANIMAL FARM

26 Aug 2015 - 06 Sep 2015

Two Naledi Awards for Animal Farm - Production scheduled at the Market Theatre 26 August to 6 September Johannesburg, South Africa – In association with the Market Theatre, Nobulali Productions will stage George Orwell’s timeless classic novel Animal Farm; adapted to stage by multiple award - winning writer, designer and director Neil Coppen. The production recently scooped two of the four nominations it received for the Naledi Awards. Initially adapted for schools production, the show has been seen by more than 5000 learners in Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal since its run in 2014. In accepti...

Cincinatti

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Cincinatti

19 Aug 2015 - 13 Sep 2015

Conceived by Barney Simon and the Original Cast of 1979,Cincinatti, was created through the personal realities and experiences of the cast, it is refreshingly honest in the way it explores issues of race, governing law and relationships! This classic theatre play takes the audience back to a time and place where laws were unfair, where injustice was the ruler and people were intolerant due to a lack of knowledge of other’s beliefs, religions and cultures. What makes the play such a timeless classic is the fact that it has strong universal messages and themes that will make it relevant for lo...

Siva (Seven)

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Siva (Seven)

12 Aug 2015 - 16 Aug 2015

The Market Theatre is proud to present a new work by the internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Luyanda Sidiya. Sidiya’s latest work SIVA (Seven) will be performed by Vuyani Dance Theatre, noted for its cutting edge theatrical works. Speaking about his new work, Sidiya says: “As human beings tangled in our own disorder, disruption and disassociation, we constantly yearn for that which guides us to completeness, to oneness. We are in constant search within ourselves, in others, and all around us, for connectedness and peace.” Sidiya has won numerous other awards and is curr...

Lepatata

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Lepatata

12 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

The Market Theatre and Windybrow Theatre present   LEPATATA 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 and unprecedented move is in line with the theatre’s vision to engage new audiences and make theatre more accessible by using the languages spoken in our v...

POETRY OVERLOAD

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POETRY OVERLOAD

08 Aug 2015 - 09 Aug 2015

Kiri Pink Nob in association with Market Theatre is proud to present the “POETRY OVERLOAD” Showcases on the 8th until the 9th of August 2015. There will be a total of 3 shows, ( 8 Aug - 3pm & 8pm and 9 Aug - 3pm). Poetry Overload: (Celebrating Women) In this August’s version of ‘Poetry Overload’, a dynamic ensemble of young writers and performers collaborate to bring to audiences a ‘Poetry In Performance’ treat for this Woman’s Month. ‘Celebrating Women’ is the theme for this year, and the poets featured in our line-up will do just ...

The Mzansi Music Ensemble, A tribute to Victor Ntoni

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The Mzansi Music Ensemble, A tribute to Victor Ntoni

30 Jul 2015 - 02 Aug 2015

GAUTENG MUSIC DEVELOPMENT’S BRAINCHILD THE MZANSI MUSIC ENSEMBLE, A TRIBUTE TO VICTOR NTONI, SECOND ROUND TO THE MARKET THEATRE The country’s first music ensemble dedicated to performing classics and compositions of our time, Mzansi Music Ensemble will once again perform the second round at the Market Theatre on July 29-1 August 2015, at the same premises where it performed the Market Theatre’s first round in May 6-9 2015. In appreciation to South Africa’s linguistic diversity, the newly launched Ensemble celebrates great works in an impressive display of raw talent, leaving audiences ...

Jittery Citizens

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Jittery Citizens

26 Jul 2015 - 26 Jul 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 Africa once every last Sunday of the month. So let Jittery Citizens’ Armando Sunday keep you in stitches this weekend!

Crepuscule

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Crepuscule

11 Jul 2015 - 02 Aug 2015

Laager Theatre reopens with two dynamic shows   Classics by Can Themba and Barney Simon back in the limelight After almost 18 months of renovations, The Market Theatre is delighted to be reopening its Laager Theatre with productions created by two luminaries in South Africa’s cultural history. The Laager Theatre will reopen in July with two dynamic and award-winning young directors adapting and reviving works written by Can Themba and Barney Simon. Both figures became cultural icons through their creative work and its socio-political critiques of the oppressive regime of the day.&n...

Evolution of Indian Music

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Evolution of Indian Music

10 Jul 2015 - 12 Jul 2015

Drisha Music Academy - Evolution The Market Theatre with Drisha Music Academy present Evolution of Indian Music. Drisha Music Academy is excited to present Evolution – a journey through the ages of Indian music. Evolution will take you through the ages of Indian music from Classical to Bollywood , from Bhajan to Qawali and from Sufi to Fusion! As the 10 year celebration production - Drisha Music Academy invites you to join in the celebration. With talented students performing some of your favourite hits – it is a show not to be missed. Three days, three different shows, be wowed by Evol...

The Something Prince

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The Something Prince

08 Jul 2015 - 02 Aug 2015

The Market Theatre and Windybrow Theatre present Sue Pam-Grant’s The Something Prince ‘’The Self Portrait - the study of self.  The Artist’s most intimate theme – ‘HERSELF’ It is in the complex view inwards - the gaze that penetrates back beyond the frame, that allows the viewer to see the lines, the lineage, the history, the cellular patterning, the memory, the mark, the scar ...the trace, left by time. It is that ‘introspective view’ that reflects and mirrors the gaze, of the viewer looking in.”  (Sue Pam-Grant 2015] The Market Theatre is proud to present Th...

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...

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...

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