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The Cry Of Winnie Mandela

30 March - 05 May 2024

The Cry Of Winnie Mandela is a compelling journey through history, emotion, and the enduring strength of the female South African spirit.

Based on the popular novel by poet, novelist, and essayist Njabulo Ndebele, The Cry of Winnie Mandela is a poignant theatrical production brought to life by The Market Theatre. This thoughtful new play of resilience is adapted by Alex Burger and directed by the award-winning MoMo Matsunyane who is the current Standard Bank Young Artist Winner for Theatre.

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The Brothers, Number One and a Weekend Special

20 April - 12 May 2024

The Brothers, Number One and a Weekend Special takes you on a gripping theatrical journey through a labyrinth of personal gains, politics, manipulation, suspense and intrigue. Step into the dangerous world of South African politics in this compelling and brave new play presented by The Market Theatre and written by astute political analyst, Richard Calland.

The play, rich in thought-provoking revelations, unravels the intricacies of power, corruption, and the tumultuous events that have recently shaped South Africa.

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16 May - 02 June 2024

Eleanor, an unassuming, young single mother is arrested at Griggs Bookstore where she works in Durban and taken for questioning. The police are on the hunt for her lover, the notorious “terrorist”, Red Ronnie Kasrils.

She finds herself detained under the 90-day detention act and brutally interrogated. They will “break her or hang her”. Written and directed by award winning actor and playwright, Paul du Toit and based on the Alan Paton Award winning book by Ronnie Kasrils, The Unlikely Secret Agent tells a true story of bravery and hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

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Africa Rising Music Conference 2024 - Gramadoelas

27 - 28 May 2024

The Africa Rising Music Conference (ARMC) 2024, scheduled in Johannesburg, is designed to be a revolutionary platform focused on female leadership, artist & executive exchange. On the 27th and 28th of May 2024 we foster a dynamic environment for the discovery of new talent and catalyse meaningful change. Join us as we create unparalleled opportunities for growth and collaboration

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05 June - 23 June 2024

The world does its best to break everyone and everything, but afterwards, most things are stronger in their broken places. The King of Broken Things is an adventurous and magical excursion into the rehabilitation of broken and discarded objects, hearts included. This bittersweet journey, viewed through the unfiltered mind of a child, wise beyond his years, will rehabilitate every heart. “Sheer theatrical genius” - Barry Meehan - “profound and poignant.” - The Natal Witness - NAF Gold Ovation Award Woordfees Award Winner Fleur Du Cap Nominee



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