Suddenly the Storm


Suddenly the Storm, Paul Slabolepszy’s highly acclaimed award-winning play is set in the far East Rand, the home of an ageing ex-cop and his much younger wife.  A Storm approaches…  Namhla Gumede, born on 16 June 1976 arrives, seeking answers to questions that have remained buried for 40 long years.  What begins as a smouldering dark comedy turns suddenly into a roller-coaster ride of startling revelations, of rage and recrimination, before the storm finally breaks.


This is theatre that throws up a whirlwind of mixed emotions – greed, love, loss and healing – touching on distinctly South African topics that make this country so rich and rewarding for those who can brave its storms.


The production is directed by Bobby Heaney.  The experience and proven track record of both Slabolepszy and Heaney coming together once again creates the perfect storm of talent – powerful acting, inspired writing and incisive direction – promising to make this new production a truly memorable event.

LIMITED SEASON – 12 to 29 March

Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre

Pieter Toerien presents


Winner Of The Most Tony Awards Ever – 12 Awards, Including Best Musical”


 Coming to Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2020!



Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay from 4 February  – 28 March, 2020

Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from 3 April 2020 – 31 May, 2020




Based on the hilarious 1968 film, Mel Brooks’ The Producers is a laugh out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical-comedy that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut.

Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystok (played by Alan Committie) is desperate to get to the top of his profession again, and finds an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Leo Bloom (Richard White), who predicts that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit. Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway. Unfortunately for them, their show is a huge hit! With no shortage of show-stopping musical numbers, and Brooks’ signature humor keeping audiences in stitches, The Producers is definitely far from a flop.

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Music by Mel Brooks, Doug Besterman and Glen Kelly



Alan Committie as Max Bialystock

Richard White as Leo Bloom

Terence Bridgett as Roger DeBris

Earl Gregory as Carmen Ghia

Philip Schnetler as Stormtrooper

Schoeman Smit as Franz Liebkind

Raquel Munn as Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yansen Tallen Hallen Svaden

Claire Glover as Hold Me-Touch Me

Ensemble – Michele La Trobe, Devin Butterworth, Nathan Muller, Joshua Van Niekerk, Nicolette Fernandes & Nadine Suliaman



Directed by Joseph Pitcher

Musical Direction by Garth Tavares

Choreography by Duane Alexander

Costume Designs by Penny Simpson

Set Designs by Michael Mitchell




“Opening Night”, “The King Of Broadway”, We Can Do It”, “I Wanna Be A Producer”, “Der Guten Tag Hop-Clop”, “Keep It Gay”, “Springtime For Hitler”, “Betrayed” and many more…

Richard White (Leo Bloom), Raquel Munn (Ulla) and Alan Committie (Max Bialystock) are set to star in next year’s ‘The Producers’ along with Earl Gregory (KINKY BOOTS), Terence Bridgett (ISIDINGO) and a star-studded South African cast.


HERE’S TO YOU – The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook

RETURN SEASON BY HUGE DEMAND: 31 Jan 2020 – 8 March 2020 JHB/ 2 – 25 April CT

Presented By VR Theatrical by arrangement with SAMRO

Fall in love with Simon and Garfunkel all over again in this dynamic and uplifting musical journey through more than 20 classic hits including – BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER, CECILIA, THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE, SCARBOROUGH FAIR and MRS ROBINSON

HERE’S TO YOU Is performed by a stellar all South African cast of 8 talented singers who all play musical instruments. Under the Musical Directorship of Wessel Odendaal, the cast is lead by Josh Ansley (#thevoiceSA2017 Runner-up) on guitar with Ashleigh Butcher on Banjo/Guitar/Ukelele, Daniel Geddes on Keyboards, Hanna So on Piano/Violin/Cello, Justin Swartz on Guitar/Vocal Percussion, Phindile Dube on Percussion and Sanli Jooste on Cello.

The show features thrillingly fresh, yet faithful re-interpretations of Simon & Garfunkel`s evergreen songs, blending nostalgia and imagination, so that generations, young and old can discover the magic of their music as if for the very first time.