News Column


June 3, 2014

l The Centre for Curating the Archive and the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts will host the launch of Age is a Beautiful Phase (second edition) by South African poet, James Matthews, on June 11 at the UCT Hiddingh Hall. 5pm. Free.

l The Arts and Culture Department will host the second day of its Arts and Culture Indaba today at City Hall. An opportunity for the arts and culture community to discuss relevant issues and engage with the department. The indaba is also a chance to provide input on the City's draft Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy, following the conclusion of the public participation process. Call 082 501 3030.

l Aladdin runs until Friday at the Baxter Theatre. The classic children's story odirected by Elton John Duffy and presented by the Lilliput Players. 9.30am. R50 at Computicket.

l Traviata runs Thursday at the Artscape Theatre at 8pm. Parma-based Artemis Danza company of Italy, makes its Cape Town debut with the acclaimed production. This performance is part of a broader co-operation between Artemis Danza and Dance for All, supported by Artscape, the Italian Consulate in Cape Town and the Italian Institute of Culture in Pretoria. All proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the Dance for All training programme. R100 at Computicket.

l Dance for All's collaborative production Kaleidoscope runs on Saturday at the Artscape Theatre at 2.15pm and 8.15pm, using Dance for All's students of the specialised dance programme, with a variety of dance styles incorporating classical Ballet, contemporary, Spanish, hip hop and African plus dancers from Brazil and Italy. R80 at Computicket.

l InSPIRAtions Youth Company, one of Dance For All's projects, will perform on Sunday at 7.30pm at Artscape Theatre to raise funds for The Phyllis Spira Trust. Former DFA students who have benefited from the trust will join on stage. R100 to R150 at Computicket.

l Vettie Vettie runs until June 21 at the Theatre on the Bay. 8pm. R95 to R170 at Computicket.

l The Belgian runs from Monday to June 14 at the Alexander Bar. A hilarious trip into the minds of Belgians through the eyes of GaËtan Schmid, directed by Brent Palmer. 7pm. R80 at Computicket.

l Comedy featuring Jarrad and The Pedestrians |on Sundays in June (8, 22 and 29) at Jou Ma |se Comedy Club at The Pumphouse, V&A |Waterfront. 6pm. R120 at Computicket. See or call 021 447 7237.

l Twelfth Night @ The Macbeths runs until Friday |at the Arena Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus. An entertaining and witty collage drawing from several Shakespearean plays but rooted in his Twelfth Night, drawing on UCT drama students, directed by Christopher Weare. 7.30pm. R45 to R60 |at

l The Snow Goose runs from Thursday to June 28 at the Kalk Bay Theatre. An adaptation of Paul Gallico's perennial favourite The Snow Goose, brought to life by James Cairns and Taryn Bennett under the direction of Jenine Collocott. 8pm. R95 at

l The Hunchback of Notre Dame runs until Sunday at the Bellville Civic Theatre. R100 at Computicket.

l Fergus of Galloway runs until June 28 |at the Rosebank Theatre. Nicholas Ellenbogen has reworked Alexander McCall Smith's choral piece into a |musical, drawing from influences of |blues, reggae and folk rock. 8pm. R100 |at

l Proudly Afrisnaaks runs until Saturday at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. Following their success at the Suidoosterfees earlier this year, five of the best Afrikaans stand-up comedians showcase their diversity in this proudly South African comedy show. 8.15pm. R80 at Computicket.

l The 10th Jive Cape Town Funny Festival returns |to the Baxter Theatre, hosted by stage, TV and film star, Shaleen Surtie Richards. 8pm. R150 at Computicket.

l Improguise every Monday at The Galloway Theatre, Port Road, V&A Waterfront. 8pm. |Tel: 072 939 3351.

l Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. Tickets: from R30 at the door (opens at 8pm). Stand-up comedy on the last Wednesday of the month, improvisation otherwise. Call 021 465 2106.

l Comedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Road, |Southfield, at 8pm on Thursdays. R30. |See

l Comedy at Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers and Pub, 135 Lower Main Road, Observatory, every Sunday. 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

l Two of Cape Town's brightest jazz and music stars on stage together for Intimate Nights with Jonathan Rubain and Don Vino Chapter 2 at the Baxter Concert Hall from June 19 to 21. R120 at Computicket.

l To appear in Boardwalk, e-mail all theatre-related information to Atiyyah Khan at by Thursday afternoon for publication on Tuesday. Please put "boardwalk" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Cape Argus

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Source: Cape Argus (South Africa)