There’s no time like showtime, and Capetonians looking for a theatre experience have full license to get giddy about some of the best-loved stories of all time coming to Cape stages.
If this sounds like you or someone you know, get ready to rally the troops for one (or all three) of these theatre experiences:
1. Gear up for The Great Gatsby
Get ready Gatsby fans (and not just the meal) because a theatrical rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous book is coming to life at the Star Theatre at HCC!
The Cape Town Theatre Company along with the Claremont Dramatic Society express that the “Great Gatsby will be the first major theatrical event at the newly reopened The Star Theatre at HCC, formerly the site of the beloved Fugard Theatre, in the heart of Cape Town.”
The story of Jay Gatsby’s illustrious romance with Daisy Buchanan, hope, and the American Dream is set to be told featuring a cast of 27 actors, singers, dancers and musicians in one of history’s most fascinating eras – the swinging 20s.
Jazz, prohibition and the world of dreams and illusions – this is an event that no Gatsby fanatic will want to miss in its limited season as we beat on ceaselessly into the past.
When: 30 June to 9 July
Where: The Star Theatre at HCC, Caledon St, District 6, Cape Town Central
Cost: R180 | purchases can be made on Quicket
2. Set sail with The Wicked of Oz
If dinner and a show already sounded good to you, then how about packaging it all onto an ocean experience? The Mirage is presenting their version of the classic tale that’ll see the yellow brick road complimented with waves and a three-course dining experience that’s as magical as the performance.
You can expect fabulous music performed live, gin tasting and the feeling of magic as you cruise yacht-style.
When: 9 July | 5:30pm-9:00pm
Where: The Mirage Ameera Sailing Catamaran, Pierhead, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cost: Early Bird tickets from R899 | R1250 per person | Wicked OZ Family Ticket for 5, R3900 package Bookings can be made on Quicket
3.Fly to Neverland from Canal Walk with Peter Pan
Let the wonders of Neverland come to life as the tale of Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, Wendy and Captain Hook come to Canal Walk Theatre.
The wonders of storytelling are set to make the show spectacular as per the direction by award-winning pair Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer whose visions have graced world stages. The telling of the classic adventure, twists and turns is bound to ignite the inner wonder of the whole family.
Adding to notes of kindness comes the initiative of the production to donate a percentage of ticket sales to the CHOC Foundation to rally support for families coping with children who have cancer and severe blood disorders.
When: 25 June – 17 July | Tuesdays to Sundays: 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm
Where: Canal Walk Theatre, Centre Court
Cost: R100 per person | R95 per person for a family option of four or more tickets. Tickets can be purchased on Webtickets.