‘N FEES VIR ALMAL!

COMEDY 

Alfred Adriaan: Van Hankey

With: Alfred Adriaan
No u/16 L
Venue: Velvet Room
Date and time: 2 May 19:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R120

Alfred has made his mark as a stand-up comedian in Perth, Sydney and New York. At the Suidoosterfees he will look back at his childhood years in the Eastern Cape town of Hankey. In Hankey you can’t just sommer ‘panky’. Especially when you have family peering over your shoulder, constantly dishing out wrong advice. Come relax with us in laughter – you may even shed a tear – with this promising newcomer on the local comedy scene.

Alfred Adriaan: Van Hankey

With: Alfred Adriaan
No u/16 L
Venue: Velvet Room
Date and time: 2 May 19:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R120

Alfred has made his mark as a stand-up comedian in Perth, Sydney and New York. At the Suidoosterfees he will look back at his childhood years in the Eastern Cape town of Hankey. In Hankey you can’t just sommer ‘panky’. Especially when you have family peering over your shoulder, constantly dishing out wrong advice. Come relax with us in laughter – you may even shed a tear – with this promising newcomer on the local comedy scene.

Ikie en Mo wil trou

With: Ikhraam Botha, Whadia Samuels and Wafeeqa Samuels
Writer and Director: Ikhraam Botha and Whadia Samuels
Music Producer: Ikhraam Botha and Whadia Samuels
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 2 May 14:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R100

Ikie meets the girl of his dreams at the KFC in Hanover Park. But is Mo really the one? The day he asks permission for a night out with the boys, her true colours come to the fore: that of a full-blooded Cape Flats girl! Hilarious and dramatic – witness the couple’s eventful journey towards their wedding day.

Ikie en Mo wil trou

With: Ikhraam Botha, Whadia Samuels and Wafeeqa Samuels
Writer and Director: Ikhraam Botha and Whadia Samuels
Music Producer: Ikhraam Botha and Whadia Samuels
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 2 May 14:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R100

Ikie meets the girl of his dreams at the KFC in Hanover Park. But is Mo really the one? The day he asks permission for a night out with the boys, her true colours come to the fore: that of a full-blooded Cape Flats girl! Hilarious and dramatic – witness the couple’s eventful journey towards their wedding day.

Marc Lottering: Not a Musical

Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 27 April 13:30
Duration: 70 min
Price: R140 | R120 | R100

After a sold out season, Marc Lottering brings his latest stand-up show for a final performance at the festival. On top form, Marc shares tales of his maiden trip to Thailand and the adventures he experienced in Phuket. Contrary to popular belief, what happens in Phuket, does not stay in Phuket! Not to be missed. And definitely not suitable for children.

Marc Lottering: Not a Musical

Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 27 April 13:30
Duration: 70 min
Price: R140 | R120 | R100

After a sold out season, Marc Lottering brings his latest stand-up show for a final performance at the festival. On top form, Marc shares tales of his maiden trip to Thailand and the adventures he experienced in Phuket. Contrary to popular belief, what happens in Phuket, does not stay in Phuket! Not to be missed. And definitely not suitable for children.

Mariette Loubser: Toe Apple nog ‘n vrug was

With: Mariette Loubser
Venue: Velvet Room
Date and time: 1 May 19:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R120

Humour and compassion colour the hilarious Mariette Loubser’s view of the world. When it comes to technology, we earthlings are ostensibly far ahead. But aren’t we really going backwards instead? Suddenly the hipsters yearn back to the days when a mall used to be a market … and an apple the fruit borne by a tree!

Mariette Loubser: Toe Apple nog ‘n vrug was

With: Mariette Loubser
Venue: Velvet Room
Date and time: 1 May 19:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R120

Humour and compassion colour the hilarious Mariette Loubser’s view of the world. When it comes to technology, we earthlings are ostensibly far ahead. But aren’t we really going backwards instead? Suddenly the hipsters yearn back to the days when a mall used to be a market … and an apple the fruit borne by a tree!

Nik Rabinowitz: Late Bloomer

With: Nik Rabinowitz
No u/14 L
Venue: Velvet Room
Date and time: 27 April 20:00
Duration: 55 min
Price: R120

The world’s only Xhosa-speaking Jewish comedian in his latest one-man show! Rabinowitz tackles issues like DNA fingerprints, his unique identity and heritage. How did he end up here in the first place? And where is he heading to? Should he chuck his mortgage and go back to Lithuania – wife, kids and pets in tow?

Nik Rabinowitz: Late Bloomer

With: Nik Rabinowitz
No u/14 L
Venue: Velvet Room
Date and time: 27 April 20:00
Duration: 55 min
Price: R120

The world’s only Xhosa-speaking Jewish comedian in his latest one-man show! Rabinowitz tackles issues like DNA fingerprints, his unique identity and heritage. How did he end up here in the first place? And where is he heading to? Should he chuck his mortgage and go back to Lithuania – wife, kids and pets in tow?

Schalkie en Cassie hou konsert

With: Schalk Bezuidenhout and Casper de Vries
Stage Manager: Erns Grundling
Producer: Erns Grundling
No u/14 L
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 1 May 20:00 
Duration: 70 min
Price: R120 | R80

In the realm of Afrikaans stand-up comedy, the one is a living legend, the other the most promising new talent. Prepare yourself for a hilarious tour de force; Cassie and Schalk’s brand-new show contains their best material ever. And be warned – audience interaction is guaranteed!

Schalkie en Cassie hou konsert

With: Schalk Bezuidenhout and Casper de Vries
Stage Manager: Erns Grundling
Producer: Erns Grundling
No u/14 L
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 1 May 20:00 
Duration: 70 min
Price: R120 | R80

In the realm of Afrikaans stand-up comedy, the one is a living legend, the other the most promising new talent. Prepare yourself for a hilarious tour de force; Cassie and Schalk’s brand-new show contains their best material ever. And be warned – audience interaction is guaranteed!

THEATRE AND WORD ART

Afrikaans, almal se taal

Debut
With: Maurice Paige and Emile Smit
Script: Thomanda Sheldon
Director: Andre Samuels
No u/16
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 3 May 10:00
Duration: 70 min
Price: R120

An autistic boy. His uncle who happens to be his best friend. A white mom who hides the uncomfortable truth about her son’s origin. A story about lies which prevent people from coping with life. This drama unravels the truth behind shocking family secrets.

Afrikaans, almal se taal

Debut
With: Maurice Paige and Emile Smit
Script: Thomanda Sheldon
Director: Andre Samuels
No u/16
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 3 May 10:00
Duration: 70 min
Price: R120

An autistic boy. His uncle who happens to be his best friend. A white mom who hides the uncomfortable truth about her son’s origin. A story about lies which prevent people from coping with life. This drama unravels the truth behind shocking family secrets.

Beet

Debut
With: Andre du Preez
Script: Braam van der Vyver
Producer: Planet Blue
No u/14
Venue: Opskiet Theatre
Date and time: 27 April, 1, 2 and 3 May 15:00, 18:00, 19:00; 28, 29 and 30 April 18:00, 19:00, 20:00
Duration: 45 min
Price: R100

In 2020 Beethoven would have turned 250. Now Ludwig – Beet to his friends – is brought brilliantly to life by the exciting young acting talent, Andre du Preez. Beet grippingly portrays the life of a bohemian musical genius who had to face the challenge of going deaf.

Beet

Debut
With: Andre du Preez
Script: Braam van der Vyver
Producer: Planet Blue
No u/14
Venue: Opskiet Theatre
Date and time: 27 April, 1, 2 and 3 May 15:00, 18:00, 19:00; 28, 29 and 30 April 18:00, 19:00, 20:00
Duration: 45 min
Price: R100

In 2020 Beethoven would have turned 250. Now Ludwig – Beet to his friends – is brought brilliantly to life by the exciting young acting talent, Andre du Preez. Beet grippingly portrays the life of a bohemian musical genius who had to face the challenge of going deaf.

Brandbaar

Supported by NATi, Kunste Onbeperk and Toyota US Woordfees
With: Rehane Abrahams and Lukhanyiso Skosana
Script: Rehane Abrahams, translated by Jason Jacobs
Director: Sara Matchett
Music Producer: Lukhanyiso Skosana
Choreographer: Kerry Lynn Smith
No u/13 
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 28 April 19:00, 2 May 20:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R100

Originally Womb of Fire, Brandbaar has already won three Woordtrofee and two Fleur du Cap awards. It tells the story of two women during the early years of the Cape Colony: Grote Katrijn of Pulicat, who was brought to the Cape as a slave from India via Batavia; and the KhoeKhoen servant Zara who came into conflict with the Dutch East India Company. This award-winning exploration of colonialism is set against the Indian Sanskrit epic The Mahabharata.

Brandbaar

Supported by NATi, Kunste Onbeperk and Toyota US Woordfees
With: Rehane Abrahams and Lukhanyiso Skosana
Script: Rehane Abrahams, translated by Jason Jacobs
Director: Sara Matchett
Music Producer: Lukhanyiso Skosana
Choreographer: Kerry Lynn Smith
No u/13 
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 28 April 19:00, 2 May 20:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R100

Originally Womb of Fire, Brandbaar has already won three Woordtrofee and two Fleur du Cap awards. It tells the story of two women during the early years of the Cape Colony: Grote Katrijn of Pulicat, who was brought to the Cape as a slave from India via Batavia; and the KhoeKhoen servant Zara who came into conflict with the Dutch East India Company. This award-winning exploration of colonialism is set against the Indian Sanskrit epic The Mahabharata.

Crimplene Cuisine

Supported by Spekko
With: Marinda Engelbrecht and Herman Lensing
Producers: Marinda Engelbrecht and Herman Lensing
Writer and Director: Marion Holm
Lighting design, soundtrack, music, technical and stage management: Gaerin Hauptfleisch
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 2 May 11:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R120 | R80

A gregarious festival kuier with the popular Herman Lensing and Marinda Engelbrecht. The evening before they have to represent South Africa in a cooking competition, the kitchen-duo must finalise their menu. Between the preparations, the most delightful stories pop out – many of them funny, others nostalgic, and some even a bit sad. Crimplene Cuisine offers food for thought and the stomach.

Crimplene Cuisine

Supported by Spekko
With: Marinda Engelbrecht and Herman Lensing
Producers: Marinda Engelbrecht and Herman Lensing
Writer and Director: Marion Holm
Lighting design, soundtrack, music, technical and stage management: Gaerin Hauptfleisch
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 2 May 11:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R120 | R80

A gregarious festival kuier with the popular Herman Lensing and Marinda Engelbrecht. The evening before they have to represent South Africa in a cooking competition, the kitchen-duo must finalise their menu. Between the preparations, the most delightful stories pop out – many of them funny, others nostalgic, and some even a bit sad. Crimplene Cuisine offers food for thought and the stomach.

Die dinge van ‘n kind

Supported by NATi, Aardklop and LW Hiemstra Trust
With: Cintaine Schutte
Script: Francois Toerien, to the novel of Marita van der Vyver
Director: Nicole Holm
Producer: Arena Produksiehuis
Stage Manager: Lize van Rooyen
Soundtrack: Schalk Joubert
No u/16 L, S
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 1 May 15:00
Duration: 90 min
Price: R120 | R80

‘Stick with me, baby. I can’t promise that I will make you famous. But I can guarantee it will be fun all the way.’ Mart’s exciting but also disillusioning initiation process starts with these words by her rebellious roommate. Traumas related to growing up, pregnancy and suicide are experienced against the backdrop of South Africa in the 70’s, an era of political lies and the border war. Not to be missed!

Die dinge van ‘n kind

Supported by NATi, Aardklop and LW Hiemstra Trust
With: Cintaine Schutte
Script: Francois Toerien, to the novel of Marita van der Vyver
Director: Nicole Holm
Producer: Arena Produksiehuis
Stage Manager: Lize van Rooyen
Soundtrack: Schalk Joubert
No u/16 L, S
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 1 May 15:00
Duration: 90 min
Price: R120 | R80

‘Stick with me, baby. I can’t promise that I will make you famous. But I can guarantee it will be fun all the way.’ Mart’s exciting but also disillusioning initiation process starts with these words by her rebellious roommate. Traumas related to growing up, pregnancy and suicide are experienced against the backdrop of South Africa in the 70’s, an era of political lies and the border war. Not to be missed!

Die Hooglied van Hester

Debut
With: Samantha Abselon and Cathleen Kalaka
Writer and Director: Wendy Anthonie
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 2 May 10:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R100

If Hester and Sabiena’s lives were a chapter in the Bible, it would have been called Hester’s Song of Songs. This straight-forward feel-good story brings audiences a strong dash of hope with its exploration of matters of the heart.

Die Hooglied van Hester

Debut
With: Samantha Abselon and Cathleen Kalaka
Writer and Director: Wendy Anthonie
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 2 May 10:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R100

If Hester and Sabiena’s lives were a chapter in the Bible, it would have been called Hester’s Song of Songs. This straight-forward feel-good story brings audiences a strong dash of hope with its exploration of matters of the heart.

Krismis van Map Jacobs

Afrikaans prescribed work for Grade 12
Cape Heart Community & Educational Theatre Company in association with Artscape Theatre Centre

With: Marlo Minnaar, Emile Smit, Sanchia Davids, Robyn Rossouw, Gail Juta, Keenan Herman, Lee Roodt, Jurgen McEwan, Redione Stephens en Charlton George
Writer: Adam Small
Director: Andre Samuels
No u/13
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 28, 29 and 30 April 10:30 and 14:30
Duration: 90 min
Price: R80

After seven years in jail, a feared gang-boss is out on parole. The question on everybody’s minds: Has Map Jacobs changed his ways, or is he still the old Map? Adam Small’s famous play explores the devastating effects of forced removals and social malaise in the Cape Flats. An engaging look into the experiences of uprooted communities desperate for a better future.

Krismis van Map Jacobs

Afrikaans prescribed work for Grade 12
Cape Heart Community & Educational Theatre Company in association with Artscape Theatre Centre

With: Marlo Minnaar, Emile Smit, Sanchia Davids, Robyn Rossouw, Gail Juta, Keenan Herman, Lee Roodt, Jurgen McEwan, Redione Stephens en Charlton George
Writer: Adam Small
Director: Andre Samuels
No u/13
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 28, 29 and 30 April 10:30 and 14:30
Duration: 90 min
Price: R80

After seven years in jail, a feared gang-boss is out on parole. The question on everybody’s minds: Has Map Jacobs changed his ways, or is he still the old Map? Adam Small’s famous play explores the devastating effects of forced removals and social malaise in the Cape Flats. An engaging look into the experiences of uprooted communities desperate for a better future.

 

Marry-Go-Round

Debut
Supported by NATi

In collaboration with Kunste Onbeperk, Suidoosterfees, Toyota US Woordfees and Artscape
With: Neels Van Jaarsveld, Keeno-Lee Hector and Faniswa Yisa
Director: Gideon Lombard
No u/16 L, S
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 2 May 20:00
Duration: 70 min
Price: R130

Marriage counsellor Amanda Makeba – unmarried herself – has salvaged many relationships with her ‘alternative’ counselling methods. Stand-up comedian Olly May is married to award-winning journalist Alan Smith. Two years into the marriage, Alan has ‘an indiscretion’. With a woman, nogal! Join us to witness, in real-time, their third counselling session with Ms Makeba. No under 16’s! The language is quite rof.

Marry-Go-Round

Marry-Go-Round

Debut
Supported by NATi

In collaboration with Kunste Onbeperk, Suidoosterfees, Toyota US Woordfees and Artscape
With: Neels Van Jaarsveld, Keeno-Lee Hector and Faniswa Yisa
Director: Gideon Lombard
No u/16 L, S
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 2 May 20:00
Duration: 70 min
Price: R130

Marriage counsellor Amanda Makeba – unmarried herself – has salvaged many relationships with her ‘alternative’ counselling methods. Stand-up comedian Olly May is married to award-winning journalist Alan Smith. Two years into the marriage, Alan has ‘an indiscretion’. With a woman, nogal! Join us to witness, in real-time, their third counselling session with Ms Makeba. No under 16’s! The language is quite rof.

Namatjenners

Debut
With: Danneline Ramsden, Vito Heyn, Gousblom-Namastappers
Director: Ivor Price
Stage Manager: Quinton Stuurman
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 27 April 15:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R120 | R80

Pure like farm butter; divine like askoek. Namatjenners, with Ivor Price as director, is a unique production comprising of story-telling, music and dance. Danneline Ramsden, South Africa’s only female professional Afrikaans story-teller, and rapper Vito Heyn take you on an unforgettable journey through the world the Nama-walkers grew up in. Undoubtedly a festival-highlight!

Namatjenners

Debut
With: Danneline Ramsden, Vito Heyn, Gousblom-Namastappers
Director: Ivor Price
Stage Manager: Quinton Stuurman
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 27 April 15:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R120 | R80

Pure like farm butter; divine like askoek. Namatjenners, with Ivor Price as director, is a unique production comprising of story-telling, music and dance. Danneline Ramsden, South Africa’s only female professional Afrikaans story-teller, and rapper Vito Heyn take you on an unforgettable journey through the world the Nama-walkers grew up in. Undoubtedly a festival-highlight!

Opdrifsel

Producer: Kunste Onbeperk
With Brendon Daniels and Tinarie van Wyk-Loots
Writer and Director: Philip Rademeyer
Stage Manager: Andi Colombo
Set and Lighting Design: Juanita Ferreira
No u/16 L, S
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 27 April 20:00, 29 April 19:00
Duration: 80 min
Price: R120

When Mara and Bernard’s teenage son Dylan passes away, their concept of family and ‘us’ is shattered. They mourn the immense loss in different ways and struggle to support each other. Many questions are raised, but answers elude them. Reproach, rage, blame and shut doors mark their first Christmas without Dylan. A heart-wrenching story about a couple who lose themselves in the darkest period of their lives.

Opdrifsel

Producer: Kunste Onbeperk
With Brendon Daniels and Tinarie van Wyk-Loots
Writer and Director: Philip Rademeyer
Stage Manager: Andi Colombo
Set and Lighting Design: Juanita Ferreira
No u/16 L, S
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 27 April 20:00, 29 April 19:00
Duration: 80 min
Price: R120

When Mara and Bernard’s teenage son Dylan passes away, their concept of family and ‘us’ is shattered. They mourn the immense loss in different ways and struggle to support each other. Many questions are raised, but answers elude them. Reproach, rage, blame and shut doors mark their first Christmas without Dylan. A heart-wrenching story about a couple who lose themselves in the darkest period of their lives.

Queenie-hulle

Supported by AK 21 and NATi
Producer: Aardklop
With Louw Venter, Jill Levenberg, Brendon Daniels, Lynelle Kenned and Jaques de Silva
Script: Christo Davids and Lloyd Davids
Director: Christo Davids
No u/16 L
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 30 April 20:00, 1 May 10:00
Duration: 70 min
Price: R120 | R80

A group of bergies who has made the steps of Cape Town’s Good Hope Centre their home the past couple of years, face a troublesome ‘working day’. Jerry only scored R10 for a two-hour car watch stint, somebody finished the communal dop, and Queenie shows up with an eviction order from the city council. What to do now? They decide to write a letter to the government, or rather … a memorandum of understanding.

Queenie-hulle

Supported by AK 21 and NATi
Producer: Aardklop
With Louw Venter, Jill Levenberg, Brendon Daniels, Lynelle Kenned and Jaques de Silva
Script: Christo Davids and Lloyd Davids
Director: Christo Davids
No u/16 L
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 30 April 20:00, 1 May 10:00
Duration: 70 min
Price: R120 | R80

A group of bergies who has made the steps of Cape Town’s Good Hope Centre their home the past couple of years, face a troublesome ‘working day’. Jerry only scored R10 for a two-hour car watch stint, somebody finished the communal dop, and Queenie shows up with an eviction order from the city council. What to do now? They decide to write a letter to the government, or rather … a memorandum of understanding.

Wilde-Als

Supported by KunsStig and NATi
Producer: Aardklop and KKNK
With Dawid Minnaar and Jana Cilliers
Writer and Director: Wessel Pretorius
Stage and Production Manager: Nastassja Jooste
PG
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 27 April 20:00
Duration: 75 min
Price: R120 | R80

Famous author Hilde Kraus is battling to complete her last novel, way too many years after her previous publication. She struggles along the winding roads of her memory to try and make sense of the good and the bad in her life. Hilde’s muse, also advanced in years, joins her for one last time to help her distinguish between fact and fiction. A captivating reflection on truth, creativity and love.

Wilde-Als

Supported by KunsStig and NATi
Producer: Aardklop and KKNK
With Dawid Minnaar and Jana Cilliers
Writer and Director: Wessel Pretorius
Stage and Production Manager: Nastassja Jooste
PG
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 27 April 20:00
Duration: 75 min
Price: R120 | R80

Famous author Hilde Kraus is battling to complete her last novel, way too many years after her previous publication. She struggles along the winding roads of her memory to try and make sense of the good and the bad in her life. Hilde’s muse, also advanced in years, joins her for one last time to help her distinguish between fact and fiction. A captivating reflection on truth, creativity and love.

Wit isse colour

Supported by NATi, Kunste Onbeperk and Toyota US Woordfees
With: Ashwin Arendse and Tayme Philander
Director: Jason Jacobs
Script: Ashwin Arendse and Ronelda S Kamfer
No u/14 L
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 30 April 19:00
Duration: 50 min
Price: R100

Celebrated poet Nathan Trantraal is well-known for his piercing commentary on issues in South African society. This production highlights some of Nathan’s most pertinent observations in his writing. Topics include toxic masculinity, a re-imagined history of Autshumao, Jan van Riebeeck and many more.

Wit isse colour

Supported by NATi, Kunste Onbeperk and Toyota US Woordfees
With: Ashwin Arendse and Tayme Philander
Director: Jason Jacobs
Script: Ashwin Arendse and Ronelda S Kamfer
No u/14 L
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 30 April 19:00
Duration: 50 min
Price: R100

Celebrated poet Nathan Trantraal is well-known for his piercing commentary on issues in South African society. This production highlights some of Nathan’s most pertinent observations in his writing. Topics include toxic masculinity, a re-imagined history of Autshumao, Jan van Riebeeck and many more.