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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...

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 –...

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