Lara Foot’s latest play, Fishers of Hope (Taweret), explores the meaning of hope in Africa at the National Arts Festival and Baxter this July

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A decade of dance will be celebrated when the highly popular Baxter Dance Festival turns 10 years old in October this year, showcasing some of the best and diverse talent that Cape Town and the Western Cape have to offer in dance and choreography.

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One of South Africa’s renowned musical entertainers, award-winning stage performer and producer Alistair Izobell, is back for another season of his one-man show Kaapse Stoep Stories at the Baxter’s Golden Arrow Studio from 17 June to 5 July at 20h15 from Tuesday to Saturdays.

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Kate Liquorish (30) and Tony Bonani Miyambo (26) clinched the 2014 Brett Goldin Bursary awards at an event held at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg on Friday, 11 April, just five days ahead of the eighth anniversary of the young actor’s brutal murder over the Easter weekend in 2006.

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A Goldin opportunity for two young South African actors between 20 and 30 years old – the Baxter is now calling for applications for auditions for the 2014 Brett Goldin Bursary.

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The Baxter Theatre Centre is delighted to launch the fourth annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival, which runs from 7 to 14 March 2014, and plays across four different theatre spaces in a celebration of the power of theatre to connect, entertain and educate.

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A new play, Passage, which tackles what it means to be a good man in SA today, is on at the Baxter for a short season this March. Emerging young director Thando Doni and his cast of five actors tackle the question of what it means to be a good man in South Africa today with a brand new play, Passage, at the Baxter Flipside for a short season from 4 to 22 March at 11am (for schools) and 6pm (public performances).

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A new South African love story and political thriller. Intrigue, deception and betrayal at the Baxter in the world premiere of John Kani’s latest play, Missing … As South Africa marks 20 years of democracy Missing …, the latest play by esteemed South African actor, director and playwright John Kani, will have its world premiere at the Baxter Theatre from 4 March until 29 March at 8pm nightly.

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Monday, 27 January 2014 15:29

THEATRE4YOUTH Forum Comes to Cape Town

ASSITEJ SA will be hosting a day-long Theatre4Youth forum at the Masambe theatre, Baxter theatre complex, on Friday 31st January from 8h30 – 18h00. The forum aims to sustain an active dialogue between artists, educators, government and supporting bodies in order to engage with how theatre and the arts can best contribute to learning.

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Cape Town audiences are in for a treat this festive season when two of South Africa’s sexiest and most popular actors, Maurice Paige and Theodore Jantjies, take to the stage to entertain audiences in Platform 9, from 2 December 2013 to 25 January 2014 in the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio.

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Megan's Head

A place where Megan gets off her head.
  • I have put off writing this post until now because I was a little nervous that certain productions that had put in proposals for the new Cape Town Fringe Festival would be unfairly disadvantaged by whatever association with me. I shouldn’t have worried. They were both turned down anyway. In fact, I only know of […]

  • Liz Mills (the director of Drive With Me) said to me last week how happy she was that the piece had done so well, both in terms of audiences and in responses. We were lucky to get two brilliant reviews in both CT daily newspapers, here in the Cape Times and in The Argus. She […]

  • I woke up with this little bubble of joy in my chest. It is wintery and my arms are cold out of the bedclothes as I type and the dogs aren’t in their usual rush for me to get out and walk them, instead they are happy to lie on the blankets and snuggle. Back […]

  • I just saw the guy I wrote about in a play. I just saw him walk past my house as I sat in the winter sun pretending. He was real. His sunglasses shut out his window eyes Like tinted glass on gangsters’ cars. His hand brushed the low wall before he saw me and the […]

  • I am picking up the script for Drive With Me again. I have a proper two week run at Alexander Bar from 30 June to 12 July, the exact time of the Grahamstown festival. It is intentional irony. The show is set in Grahamstown, at the festival. Anyone who knows me knows the metaphorical death […]