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A Class of one - Double bill

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A Class of one - Double bill

19 Jul 2016 - 07 Aug 2016

The Market Theatre and Windybrow Theatre present A Class of One A Double bill 19 July – 07 August 2016 enjoy two performances for the price of one, in a double bill of A Class of One The first item is titled Cold Case:  Revisiting Dulcie September As recently as May 2012 a Cape Times article about an assassinated ANC activist was still headlined: “Who Killed Dulcie September”?  Even 26 years after the assassination no one has been charged with her death and speculation today is as rife as it was then. Did the five bullets to her head come from a French mercenary? Was ...

6 Characters in search of an author

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6 Characters in search of an author

28 Jun 2016 - 24 Jul 2016

Johannesburg, 2016. A down and out theatre company that proudly specialises in putting on classic works is trying desperately to stay afloat by putting on a classic Italian play by Luigi Pirandello. One day, in the middle of their rehearsals, six people turn up claiming to be characters who need an author to complete their story. What begins as an outrageously hilarious and laughable claim soon turns into a deeply unsettling reality as the theatre company comes to terms with the possibility that these six people really could be characters and their tragic story might just be worth putting on t...

June16

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June16

14 Jun 2016 - 14 Jun 2016

The event is in commemoration with our 40th birthday. By invitation only!

SUDDENLY THE STORM

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SUDDENLY THE STORM

07 Jun 2016 - 03 Jul 2016

The Market Theatre and the Windybrow Theatre present Suddenly The Storm Written by Paul Slabolepszy Directed by Bobby Heaney The Storm is Coming… The Market Theatre presents SUDDENLY THE STORM, the latest play by multi-award winning Paul Slabolepszy, will have its World Premiere at the Barney Simon at the Market Theatre from the 7th June, 2016. Launched to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the Soweto Uprising of 1976, this is a brand new South African play definitely not to be missed…! The outer reaches of the Far East Rand… the home of an ageing ex-cop and his much younger wif...

The Children’s Monologues - Fundraiser

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The Children’s Monologues - Fundraiser

20 May 2016 - 20 May 2016

A dramatic evening for Dramatic Need A massive fund raising campaign staged by celebrity actors in the UK to raise money for South African children has inspired local thespians to put together a star-studded event of their own. The Children’s Monologues featuring high profile actors sharing powerful stories raised enough money to fund a permanent arts centre in rural South Africa. Now our local stage celebrities are preparing to replicate the event to raise money for the same charity, Dramatic Need. The UK version first ran in 2010 starring famous names like Nicole Kidman, Benedict Cumberbat...

The Year Of The Bicycle

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The Year Of The Bicycle

05 May 2016 - 22 May 2016

The Market Theatre presents The Year of The Bicycle Season:05 – 22 May 2016 Director: Joanna Evans Joanna Evans’ award-winning play tells the story of Amelia and Andile, two children from very different backgrounds who befriend each other over a garden wall. Ten years later, they have become estranged, and in separate accidents, fall into a concussion at the same moment. They meet again in each other’s confused minds. Their bodies are broken but their thoughts are very loud as they reach out for contact. While piecing together fragments of self, their memories draw them back to 1997...

Johannesburg International Jazz Day

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Johannesburg International Jazz Day

28 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2016

International Jazz Day Celebrated in Gauteng South Africa In South Africa, Jazz Day comes at a time when this music genre takes back its glory as a conscious music that continues to challenge practitioners and jazz lovers at a spiritual, intellectual and cultural level. South Africa recognizes the “l” appeals of jazz, as music that transcends cultural and social barriers and for this reason a group of journalists, musicians, cultural practitioners, and music lovers are coming together on April 30 to join the global jazz music conversation. Coming out of the deliberations of International ...

A Night of Comedy and Music

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A Night of Comedy and Music

23 Apr 2016 - 23 Apr 2016

QJ Butterfly events brings you a night of laughter and Music in aid of Charity. A duo performance by Alfred Adriaan and Nicholas Goliath, followed by the well renowned Live band, Dr. Victor and the Rasta Rebels” The duo performance by Alfred and Nicholas, who are both part of the well-known comedy family, Goliath and Goliath, promises to be an epic experience. Both these comedians are no stranger to the entertainment world and have a great track record for their performances at Festivals, comedy shows as well as corporate functions. Once the funny bones have been loosened by the laughter,...

I SEE YOU

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I SEE YOU

13 Apr 2016 - 01 May 2016

The Market Theatre and The Royal Court Theatre present I SEE YOU is a A Royal Court Theatre and Market Theatre, Johannesburg production International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project Post-Apartheid South Africa, after dark. Ben meets Skinn for a night out. But the party is interrupted by the police. Ben, a young student who doesn’t know his own history, is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. And Officer Buthelezi, a former freedom fighter, can’t let it go. “I don’t need your sorries white boy. Yes You heard right. You know white people think we’re the same? We both l...

Plant Vir My ‘N Boom Andre

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Plant Vir My ‘N Boom Andre

07 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016

The Market Theatre and Windybrow Theatre present Foxwood House production The Market Theatre is constantly looking for ways to push the envelope, and challenges itself to be brave as a production house by searching for new and exciting content to present a stimulating programme. Artistic Director James Ngcobo says this is part of a very clear vision to create an exciting, inclusive and diverse way of programing. The Theatre made a bold commitment two years ago when it pledged to become the home of Afrikaans theatre in Johannesburg. Plant Vir My ’n Boom Andre is a lyrical piece of theat...

Sophiatown

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Sophiatown

24 Mar 2016 - 17 Apr 2016

The Market Theatre, Windybrow Theatre and the South African State Theatre by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited present SOPHIATOWN A play by Junction Avenue Theatre Company Directed by Malcolm Purkey Living it up in Kofifi-style Despite the violence and poverty, Sophiatown was a legendary black cultural hub and the epicentre of politics, jazz and blues. It symbolised a society that allowed a freedom of action, association and expression, where people lived together in harmony, undivided by race or colour.  The very existence of Sophiatown as a ‘mixed’ suburb was in direct co...

Dance Umbrella 2016

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Dance Umbrella 2016

02 Mar 2016 - 03 Mar 2016

Dance Umbrella 2016 is funded by the Department of Arts and Culture, in association with Gauteng Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture. Dance Umbrella 2016 is the 28th Edition and includes five collaborations between South African and international choreographers, works from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban-based choreographers as well as young artists. Ketima Choreographer: Gregory Maqoma, Venue: John Kani Theatre Dates: Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd March at 20:15 Ketima is a male quartet that was first presented in 2003.  Now in 2016 Maqoma has revived the work wit...

In my end, is my beginning

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In my end, is my beginning

18 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

The Windybrow Theatre, The Market Theatre and Department of Arts & Culture present In my end, is my beginning Season: 18 - 28 February 2016 The Market Theatre could not turn 40 years old without striving to set new heights in theatrical creativity. This February it has come together for the first time with Moving Into Dance to create a new piece fusing different genres of art including music and dance. In My End, Is My Beginning is a story about homeless people that explores their interaction with other ordinary people. It highlights the obstacles that they encounter in their life in...

Tobacco, and the harmful effect thereof

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Tobacco, and the harmful effect thereof

10 Feb 2016 - 06 Mar 2016

The Market Theatre presents Fortune Cookie Company production Tobacco, and the Harmful Effects Thereof 10 February – 6 March 2016 Director: Sylvaine Strike Cast: Andrew Buckland and Toni Morkel “Take a fly, put him in a snuff box. It will die … probably from nervous exhaustion.” Ivan, who is not a professor, is instructed by his wife to give a lecture on the harmful effects of tobacco, even though he himself is only a small smoker. This is a hilarious and deeply poignant journey of a man trying to be heard for the first time. Following sold-out, critically acclaimed sea...

A Raisin In The Sun

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A Raisin In The Sun

02 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

The Market Theatre in association with the US Embassy, SA pressents A Raisin in the Sun Venue: John Kani Theatre Season: 02 – 28 February 2016 Author: Lorraine Hansberry Director: James Ngcobo A family in Southside Chicago is going through its everyday struggles in the squalor it calls home. Walter Lee Younger, the eldest son in this family, knows that he wants far more than life has offered him and feels trapped in this whirlwind of an existence. He knows that if things don’t change, he will not be able to even catch a breath. Lorraine explores the pain of this man, and instils the p...

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