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Shows on within the next month at the South African State Theatre.


Tshwane Comedy Nights #TCN



VENUE: RENDEZVOUS THEATRE
DATE: 25 JULY 2015


Chilli Comedy in Cold Winter with:


Pravesh Mungaldave 
Farhan Esat
Suhayl Essa
Introducing Isuru

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JAZZ AND AFRICAN MUSIC NIGHTS


VENUE: RENDEZVOUS THEATRE 
DATE: 10, 17 & 31 JULY 2015 

10 July
Afrika Mkhize
Women in Music
17 July
Sifiso Khanyile
Sonnyboy
31 July 
Abigail Kubeka
Viwe Jazz Ensemble


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67 MINUTES OF LAUGHTER

BLACK BIRD


DATE: 2 – 26 SEPTEMBER 2015
VENUE: MOMENTUM THEATRE

PRESENTED BY: THE SOUTH AFRICAN STATE THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH ROBYN McHARRY
DIRECTED BY: VANESSA COOKE AND ROBYN RAINSFORD McHARRY
STARRING: LIONEL NEWTON
SET & LIGHTING DESIGN: WILHELM DISBERGEN


Blackbird is a one-act, ninety-minute play written in 2005 by Scottish playwright David Harrower. It is the winner of the 2006 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland for Best New Play, and the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award, for Best New Play. 
This new version/staging will star Lionel Newton.
The play depicts a young woman meeting a middle-aged man fifteen years after having a sexual relationship, when she was twelve.
At his workplace, 55-year-old Ray (Lionel Newton) is shocked to be visited by a young woman, 27-year-old Una. Fifteen years earlier, when Una was only twelve, the two had a sexual affair, for which Ray was arrested and imprisoned. He has managed to establish a reasonably successful new life under another name, but Una recognized him in a photograph and tracked him down.



SHWELE BAWO


DATE: 5 - 29 AUGUST 2015
VENUE: MOMENTUM THEATRE


PRESENTED BY: The South African State Theatre IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE TSHABI PRODUCTIONS 
WRITTEN BY: MOTSHABI TYELELE                                                                                       
DIRECTED BY: LYNNE MAREE                                                                                             
STARRING: MOTSHABI TYELELE


Shwele Bawo looks at the juxtaposition of old traditions fighting for survival against modern ways in South Africa and the effect this has on society. 
Through the story of the protagonist, Dikeledi Nkabinde, told retrospectively from Dikeledi’s place of imprisonment, many themes create multiple layers for thought: identity crises among men and women, the disintegration of family structures, women and child abuse, relationships, incest, the power of the media and the inequalities in our justice system, all come under the spotlight. 
The play reveals how these issues, ignored for far too long, have created a social time bomb of secrets and lies that threaten to destroy our society. 

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Napo Masheane and Friends


DATE: 25 - 27 JUNE 2015

VENUE: ARENA THEATRE

The evocative performance will marry the best spoken word, gospel and jazzy song against profound dance pieces by his friend and co-producer, Paul Modjadji. This performance pays homage to the development and fortification of spoken word by stretching boundaries and breaking the rules of what performances poetry is seen as.

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Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet


VENUE: DRAMA THEATRE, STATE THEATRE
DATES: 3 OCT @ 15:00 & 19:30, 4 OCT @ 15:00 


Concert in memory of the great Russian ballerina, Natalia Bessmertnova with Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet and Stars of the Ballet Moscow. Scenes and extracts from Spartacus, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Raymonda and Nutcracker.

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The Nutcracker


YDCT Performs Nutcracker at State Theatre Drama in November

 

Youth Dance Company of Tshwane brings back this wonderful classic to Pretoria audiences, The Nutcracker at The South African State Theatre, Drama from the 5 -8th November.  

YDCT artistic and management team, Sue Kirkland (director) and Tanja Graafland and Christopher Montague (assistant directors) choreographed this spectacular production for the company in 2009.  This production has been a huge success both in 2009 and 2012.  In keeping with the Christmas theme and the 18th century style this will be the event of the year and will bring the Christmas spirit to everyone’s hearts.

Nigel Hannah, South Africa’s well known character artist will grace the audiences once again as the well-loved Dr Drosselmeyer. Maria Lorca Montoya and Rosa Jiminez have also come on board to choreograph and perform the Spanish divert in Act 2.  It promises to be a sparkling event.

YDCT will be hosting once again a firm favourite amongst the young members of the audience, The Sugar Plum Fairy Party.  During the interval, cupcakes, sweeties and delights are served.  Of course the older members of the audience can join in too.  Children are encouraged to dress up in their finest attire, fairies, princes, soldiers, rats, Nutcrackers anything that takes your fancy, and you might just win a prize!!!!

We hope that you will come and join us during the fun-filled exciting season and that you will leave with the feeling of festive cheer and goodwill in your hearts as our young dancers entertain you in the world of dance.

 

5th Nov @ 19h30:    R100

6th Nov @ 17h00 – R125

7th Nov @ 11h00 - (Sugar Plum Fairy Party) – R175

7th Nov @ 15h00 – R150

8th Nov @ 15h00 – R150

 

For Block Bookings please contact Wendy Seymour            

082 7837 378   wendy@anderley.co.za

All other bookings @ Computicket - click here to book

 


A VOICE I CANNOT SILENCE

A VOICE I CANNOT SILENCE

DATE: 30 Sep – 24 Oct @ 8pm

Daily, except Sundays and Mondays

VENUE: Momentum Theatre               

A play based on the life and work of Alan Paton by Greg Homann and Ralph Lawson 

A VOICE I CANNOT SILENCE is a moving and empathetic personal examination of life as portrayed through Alan Paton's own words, stories, poems, and autobiographies. The play highlights the invaluable contribution made by the author of CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY who was, in the words of Douglas Livingstone, a "lighthouse in the South African twilight” during the dark decades leading up to the country's constitutional democracy. Paton's internationally recognised gifts of lyric verse, evocative prose, and vibrant story telling are combined to create a richly dramatic portrait.

The play focuses on the various watersheds in the author's life – his years as Principal of Diepkloof Reformatory, the “toughest black borstal in the southern hemisphere”, where he introduced daring reforms that brought him into conflict with Dr Verwoerd; his position as President of the Liberal Party that led to harassment and a ten year period during which his passport was taken away by the Apartheid Government; his indomitable belief in and daunting struggle for human rights; and the complexities of his personal relationships.

These weighty topics are explored through Paton's interaction with Anne Hopkins who he employed in 1968 as a secretary shortly after the death of his wife, Dorrie. While trying to come to terms with his loss, the memories of his wife and their love for each other are set in contrast to his difficult days at the reformatory some twenty years earlier where he vividly remembers a curious young man called Sponono. This private story plays out against the tumultuous politics of the day as Paton, one of the country’s cultural and political icons, tries to hold together the Liberal Party and himself.

The play - sometimes satirical, often wryly amusing, redolent with Paton's profound love of nature and the devout Anglicanism that sustained him - reveals a complex man who was haunted by the injustices of South African society and whose entire existence and work was dedicated to equality, alleviation of human suffering, and to what he called "the grand theories of freedom and responsibility".

Running time: 90 minutes. No interval. Age Restriction: PG 13 

CREDITS

Directed by Greg Homann, Set Design by Nadya Cohen, Lighting Design by  Michael Broderick, Soundscape by Evan, Roberts, Photography by Anthony Stonier, Alan Paton by Ralph Lawson, Anne Hopkins by Clare Mortimer, Sponono by Menzi Mkhwane, Company Manager by Murray Angus-Leppan, Management by Sue Clarence 

With thanks to The Alan Paton Wills Trust, The Alan Paton Centre & Struggle Archives, and Anne Paton.

SCHOOL MATINEE PERFORMANCES

Wed 30 Sep, Thu 01 Oct, Fri 09 Oct, Fri 16 Oct & Fri 23 Oct at 10h00


SCHOOL BLOCK BOOKINGS 
(Venue seats 120)
Tickets R50 per learner.  Accompanying educators free of charge (1 per 30 learners).
Contact: lindelwa@statetheatre.co.za; Tel 012 392 4275; 072 269 9037

            


#LiveLoveFashion presents: Street Couture


#LIVELOVE STREET FASHION

DATE: 27 JUNE 2015
TIME: 16:00 'TILL LATE
VENUE: OPERA FOYER


Designers showcasing Street Couture:

1.    Fierce Blaque

2.    Candid Fashion

 

Performance for the day:

Snow Deep
Music Flair
Khumba
Lyrical Art
King Jazz 
DJ Rapzen
NQobi

Come And Celebrate a day packed with, Street Culture Fashion.

Bring your old converse sneakers that tells YOUR Converse story and stand a chance to WIN a brand new pair!
• Ink, paint or pencil the story of your shoes, on your shoes! Then your pair of creative legends along to #LiveLove Fashion presents: LiveLove Street, for hanging on the “string of fame”!

Other entertainment:
Fashion Stalls
Street Art & Gallery
Live Music 
Food Stalls 
Arcade Games

In City Ink

and the Street Couture show as the highlight of the day.


In collaboration with Troublesome Kids

Ticket will be sold at Computicket Limited seats. Book now and avoid missing out…


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