Adagio for a Hacked Life, at the Baxter this February, explores how the individual is sacrificed at the altar of global economic growth

Adagio for a Hacked Life is the third and final instalment in the highly acclaimed Growth trilogy - a collaboration between the Baxter Theatre Centre and Scenkonst Sörmland (Sweden) - and culminates with a short season at the Baxter Flipside from 17 to 27 February at 8pm, with matinees at 2pm.

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The search for some of the best talent in the Western Cape is on as the Zabalaza mini festivals hit eight regions across the province over the next few weeks. This year the Baxter’s highly popular Zabalaza Theatre Festival celebrates six years of the best in development theatre in the Western Cape and in South Africa.

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The 2015 Baxter Dance Festival kicks off with the internationally-acclaimed Nuwe Graskoue Trappers and showcases 74 works on the programme this October

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The Baxter Theatre Centre will showcase three productions from 24 September to 3 October at this year’s Cape Town Fringe. All three productions were performed to great success at the Baxter’s Zabalaza Theatre Festival which was held in March.

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To mark the 20th anniversary of legendary South African theatre-maker Barney Simon’s passing, the Baxter Theatre Centre is restaging his riveting docudrama ‘Born in the RSA’ in Grahamstown this year.

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Fresh from winning first place at the Montreux International Comedy Festival, comedian Tats Nkonzo brings his new one man show to the Baxter Theatre this June. 

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Tobacco, and the Harmful Effects Thereof, with Andrew Buckland and Toni Morkel, directed by Sylvaine Strike, at the Baxter this May and June

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In Grant and Shaun: A Double Bill of Dance, Cape Town artists Grant van Ster and Shaun Oelf, two of the hottest young talents on the local dance and theatre scenes, take to the Baxter’s Flipside stage for a short season, from 9 to 18 April, to perform a brand new work Most Honest Man and their critically acclaimed The Architecture of Tears.

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My Forever Friend, a new play for young children about the importance of friendship and self-esteem, at the Baxter this festive season.

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Now in its tenth year, the Baxter Dance Festival will take place from 09 to 18 October 2014, showcasing dynamic and diverse local and international dance. To celebrate a decade of outstanding performances, this hugely popular festival will showcase the best and most diverse local and international talent in dance and dance choreography.

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