LET’S DO THE TIME-WARP AGAIN!

Pieter Toerien & Howard Panter present

Richard O’Brien’s

LEGENDARY MUSICAL

ROCKY HORROR SHOW

★★★★★

“Fresh, subversive, essential”

Daily Telegraph

STARRING

CRAIG URBANI as Dr Frank’n’Furter

And KATE NORMINGTON as the Narrator

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Since it first opened in London in June 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite Rock ‘N’ Roll musical, having been performed worldwide for 45 years in more than 30 countries and translated into over 20 languages. This critically-acclaimed stunning new production is coming to the Teatro, Montecasino, in January 2020 – can you feel the ANTICI… PATION?! Directed by Christopher Luscombe, the smash hit show features all of the famous musical numbers which have made The Rocky Horror Show such a huge hit for over four decades, including “Sweet Transvestite”, “Science Fiction/Double Feature”, “Dammit Janet” and, of course, the timeless floor-filler, “The Time-Warp”.

The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank’n’Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house whilst on their way to visit their favourite college professor. It’s an adventure they’ll never forget, with fun, frolics, frocks and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits.  The Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed party, which famously combines science-fiction, horror, comedy and music while encouraging audience participation meaning, of course, getting dressed in the most outrageous fancy dress.

The Rocky Horror Show first began life in 1973 before an audience of just 63 people in the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs.  It was an immediate success and transferred to the Chelsea Classic Cinema, before going on to run at the Kings Road Theatre, 1973-79 and the Comedy Theatre in the West End, 1979-80.  In 1975, it was transformed into a film called ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’. This film adaptation took over $135 million at the Box Office and is still shown in cinemas around the world more than 40 years after its premiere, making it the longest running theatrical release in cinema history. Many stars including Russell Crowe, Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Jerry Springer, Jason Donovan and Meatloaf have appeared in The Rocky Horror Show over the past 45 years.

The cast includes the BEST SA talent-  Craig Urbani, Kate Normington, Anthony Downing, Marlee van der Merwe, Stefania du Toit, Zac Hendrikz, Jarryd Nurden, Jessica Sole, Usisipho Nteyi, Robin Timm and Sean Louw.

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, The Rocky Horror Show is the boldest bash of them all. But be warned, this show has rude parts!

BIGGER and BETTER than ever seen before on South African stages – this is Richard ‘O Brien’s original legendary Rock ‘n Roll Musical – It’s just a jump to the left… and then a step to the right!

ARTSCAPE, CAPE TOWN

6 Dec – 12 Jan

TEATRO, MONTECASINO

17 Jan – 1 March

Performances: Tue – Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 3pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2pm & 6pm

Tickets: R150, R200, R300, R400, R500 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun 2pm)

R100, R150, R250, R350, R450 (Tue & Sun 6pm)

All bookings at Theatre Box Office & COMPUTICKET

DON’T DREAM IT – BE IT!

Pieter Toerien presents

INTERNATIONAL ICE DANCE SENSATION RETURNS

TO SOUTH AFRICA WITH BRAND NEW SHOW

PETER PAN ON ICE

 

JHB: The Teatro, Montecasino from 6 December – 11 January

CPT: Artscape Opera House from 15 January – 2 February

 

The world’s premier theatrical ice skating company, The Imperial Ice Stars, returns to South Africa with a brand-new show, PETER PAN ON ICE! Take a journey to Neverland in this classic tale of magic and make-believe, spectacularly staged on real ice.

Showcasing 23 former World, European and National Championship-level skaters, the highly accomplished cast will astound and mesmerise audiences with their adrenaline-rich, dramatic performance.  Collectively, the entire cast holds more than 250 competition medals and will bring their athletic and artistic talents to retell J M Barrie’s well-loved story of Peter Pan.

Join Peter – the boy who never grows up – as he and Tinker Bell whisk Wendy and her brothers from their London home off on a magical journey to Neverland. Watch as they enjoy thrilling adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and the Mermaids, encountering the evil Captain Hook, his pirates and a very hungry crocodile!

Set to an original score, the show features exquisite, innovative choreography as well as powerful story-telling created by Artistic Director Tony Mercer, widely regarded as the world’s leading creator of theatre-on-ice.

In addition, awe-inspiring acrobatics, flying sequences, LED illumination effects, aerial gymnastics and spectacular fire-on-ice add drama and mystery to the theatrical experience.  The dazzling and sophisticated costumes are designed by Tony Mercer in collaboration with Veronique Pasternak.

Since their debut in 2004, the Imperial Ice Stars have enthralled more than four million people in 27 countries across five continents, and have performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the London Palladium and three seasons at the Royal Albert Hall.  The award-winning troupe has built a worldwide following and established an unrivalled reputation for pushing the boundaries of contemporary ice dance in their sophisticated portrayals of classic works.  Previous world tours (Sleeping Beauty on Ice, Swan Lake on Ice, Cinderella on Ice and The Nutcracker on Ice) have been greeted with nightly standing ovations and five-star reviews.

The popular troupe last visited South Africa in 2017 with CINDERELLA on Ice.

“Whether you’ve seen The Imperial Ice Stars before, or have yet to experience the thrill of world-class ice skating in the intimacy of the theatre, this dramatic new ice interpretation of one of the most classic novels will take your breath away,” said James Cundall, Producer and CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions.

 

‘**** Sumptuous…. stylish’ – The Times, UK

 

‘**** A unique fusion of spectacle and artistry’ – The Sunday Express, UK

 

‘The Imperial Ice Stars are to skating what Cirque du Soleil is to circus –

inspiring, original and great theatre’ – Sunday Telegraph, Sydney

 

‘Theatrical magic. Miss it at your peril’ – The Canberra Review

 

What a show! These birds are flying high’ – Sydney Morning Herald

 

‘The beginning of a new ice age… A brilliant example of a spectacle in the true

sense of the word’ – The Sunday Express, UK

 

‘Breathtakingly slick’ – The Sunday Telegraph, Sydney

 

‘The Imperial Ice Stars give skating a stamp of class’ – Daily Telegraph, Sydney

 

Wonder what the South African press have to say?:

“Stupendous and Spectacular” – Peter Feldman

“Mesmerizing” – Jennifer de Klerk

“A Flight of Fantasy” – Lesley Stones

 

About The Imperial Ice Stars

The Imperial Ice Stars are the world’s pre-eminent performers of theatrical ice skating within the intimacy of the theatre stage.  Founded in 2004 by James Cundall, one of the leading producers of live entertainment in Asia and Australia, and Tony Mercer, widely regarded as the world’s foremost creator of contemporary theatre on ice, The Imperial Ice Stars have established a strong international reputation and garnered worldwide critical acclaim for their sophisticated productions.  With their innovative interpretations of classic tales, The Imperial Ice Stars continue to break new ground in the genre of ice dancing, elevating the art form and broadening its appeal to a more adult audience.

TAKE A JOURNEY TO NEVERLAND IN THIS CLASSIC TALE OF MAGIC AND MAKE-BELIEVE, SPECTACULARLY STAGED ON REAL ICE!

 

PETER PAN ON ICE

The TEATRO, Montecasino

6 December to 11 January

Performances: Tue – Fri @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 3pm & 7:30pm, Sun @ 2pm & 5:30pm

 

Artscape Opera House

15 January – 2 February

Performances: Tue – Fri @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 3pm & 7:30pm, Sun @ 2pm & 5:30pm

 

Tickets @ Computicket.com

JHB (021) 511-1988 or CPT (021) 438-3301

Pieter Toerien and GWB Entertainment in association with The Royal Shakespeare Company

Are proud to present

ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA The Musical

 ‘EASILY THE STANDOUT MUSICAL OF THE DECADE’ Sunday Times

The South African production will run from 9 December at ARTSCAPE just in time for the HOLIDAYS!

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.

With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical is now in its seventh year in London where it continues to delight audiences of all ages.

The titular character is played, on a rotational basis, by 3 outstanding little actresses who all hail from the mother city, namely Lilla Fleishman, Morgan Santo and Kitty Harris, each bringing to the character their on uniqueness. It’s quite breath-taking to witness.

Other cast include:

Mrs Wormwood – Claire Taylor

Mr Wormwood – Stephen Jubber

Mrs Phelps – Nompumelelo Mayiyane

Mrs Honey – Bethany Dickson

Miss Trunchbull – Ryan De Villiers

The ensemble is made up of an experienced group of performers who nightly, give their all for you entertainment.

They are: Weslee Swain Lauder, Kenneth Meyer, Kent Jaycocke, Zac Gabriek Werb, Jasmin Colangelo, Ipeleng Merafe, Jack Fokkens, Cameron Seear, Keeran Issacs, Levi Maron, Megan Saayman, Robyn Ivey, Taylor Salgado, Joshua LeClair, Londiwe Dhlomo, Katrina Dix, Carlo McFarlane, Jonathan Raath, Logan Timbre.

CAPE TOWN – ARTSCAPE

9 December – 13 January

Bookings now open at Computicket

For detailed background information on the show and the characters please visit: https://uk.matildathemusical.com/

 

JONATHAN ROXMOUTH returns by huge demand to the TEATRO at MONTECASINO with an even bigger Broadway Concert in August 2018!

For FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY, one of South Africa’s most versatile Musical Theatre Stars – Jonathan Roxmouth – takes to the magnificent TEATRO stage to perform all your favourite Broadway hits – accompanied by a full 55-piece orchestra! Presented by Pieter Toerien, and featuring the cream of South Africa’s musicians and performers, JONATHAN ROXMOUTH – THE MUSICALS IN CONCERT will run at the Teatro at Montecasino from the 17th to the 19th August, 2018. Tickets are now on sale through Computicket.

Jonathan Roxmouth (EVITA, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sweeney Todd, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Sunset Boulevard and Stage by Stage) made SA Theatrical history in September 2015 as the first local artist to headline a series of Broadway Concerts entitled FROM THE FOOTLIGHTS. Rapturous audiences packed the Teatro at Montecasino to hear him perform classic Broadway Songs backed by an 18-piece Broadway Big Band. 2017 saw him returning to the prestigious venue in THE MUSICALS IN CONCERT with a full orchestra as well as an exceptional cast of 20 to perform the famous songs of Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein and many more well-loved composers. The great news is Jonathan returns again this year with an even BIGGER show than before!  Featuring all your favourites – the arrangements of these songs have been custom-written to showcase Roxmouth’s vocal versatility and virtuosity to the max. Many songs are also featured on Roxmouth’s latest album entitled My Lloyd Webber. Audiences can look forward to songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Aladdin, CHESS, The Sound of Music, A Chorus Line, Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love, Love Never Dies, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and many more…

Says Roxmouth, “Everyone has their favourite musical song, but they have to wait for it during the course of the show. THE MUSICALS in Concert is an evening FULL of those, just without the waiting and performed as you’ve never heard them before with an extraordinary orchestra.”

 

Event Information

Date: 17 August – 19 August 2018

Venue: The Teatro at Montecasino

Times: Friday 17 Aug @ 8pm/ Saturday 18 Aug @ 3pm & 8pm, Sunday 19 Aug @ 2pm

Tickets: R125 – R375, available through Computicket

Tel: Box Office (011) 511 1818

Email: mark@montetheatre.co.za