Pieter Toerien presents Agatha Christie’s ingenious courtroom drama, for the first time in South Africa!

This classic Christie will delight audiences and keep everyone on the edge of their seats right up till the thrilling climax that will leave you stunned!

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION is a gripping tale of justice, passion, betrayal and revenge. Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her fortune. The stakes are high – will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he be able to convince the jury, and you of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

Dates:

Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from 29 May until 30 June, 2024

Theatre On The Bay from 3 July until 10 August, 2024

BOOK HERE!

Don’t miss this thrilling production from the Queen of Cunning!

With All Star Cast including Graham Hopkins, Sharon Spiegel Wagner, Mike Huff, Peter Terry, Craig Jackson, Brett Kruger, Dianne Simpson, Matthew Lotter, Micah Stojakovic & Jordan Soares 

 

 

In this bilingual production, Andre explores his relationship with all that is Andrew Lloyd Webber. Since encountering his work for the first time at the age of 12 when he saw Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

From 21 – 26, May 2024 at Theatre on The Bay.

He utilizes his relationship with Webber as a platform from which to tell his own life story. Stripped. Raw. Vulnerable. How do we cope when the colours of our own coats change?

Keep on dreaming, even when dreams and reality becomes indistinguishable.

Treffers soos Any Dream will Do, You must love Me, Music of the Night, No Matter What en Send in the Clowns, skyn in hierdie produksie.

Die liedere is kaalgestroop, kwesbaar en eerlik.

Packed houses, standing ovations and nominations at various arts-festivals are testament to the success of this production.

Director: Matthew Counihan

Musical Director: Bryan Schimmel

Piano: Dawid Boverhoff

Guitar: Mauritz Lotz

Booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1538947649

 

CONRAD KOCH & CHESTER MISSING’S ‘BAGGAGE’

Theatre On The Bay from 28 February – 2 March, 2024.


In this laugh out loud, feel-good explosion of comedic silliness, internationally acclaimed ventriloquist Conrad Koch wants to get personal about his ‘Baggage’. But his best friend, superstar puppet Chester Missing (who lives in actual baggage), has other plans. In his usual funny and irreverent way Chester thinks Conrad’s ‘problems’ are a joke. In fact all the voices in Conrad’s head have bad and outrageous advice on everything: anxiety, climate change, dating, load-shedding and much much more. Meet the hilarious crew, including Hilton the booty shaking ostrich, Mr Dixon, retired high school teacher we can all relate to, and even a fashionista lion, this interactive comedy show is a LOL ensemble of one. ‘Baggage’ won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival.
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Chester Missing is famous in South Africa for his satirical news TV shows, and his many viral social media posts, with 100 million views on TikTok alone. Conrad’s theatre shows have received critical acclaim globally, and has featured on the likes of Comedy Central, Canada’s Comedy Network, Just for Laughs, etc.

“Fiercely intelligent… Frenzied Hilarity” The List, UK
“Brings the roof down” The Independent, UK
“Hilarious” Mail & Guardian

Booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1538779260

Baggage is PG16, although everyone is welcome.

LAMTA’s SPRING AWAKENING hit rock musical to return by popular demand with extended seasons in Cape Town & Jo’burg March/April 2024

With sell out houses and five star rave reviews across the board, LAMTA has announced today that Spring Awakening, the riveting rock musical, directed by Sylvaine Strike, will be returning to Theatre on the Bay by popular demand on 8 March 2024 for an extended season.

The hit production will transfer to Pieter Toerien’s Theatre at Montecasino in Johannesburg from 12 April 2024.

The critically acclaimed ground-breaking musical that is loosely set in 1895, has consistently pushed boundaries and remains as relevant as ever. What sets this iteration apart is its superb triple threat cast and their extraordinarily professional delivery of powerful storytelling, heart stopping singing and outstanding performed dance numbers that have literally blown audiences and critics away night after night in the first bonsai season.

Spring Awakening delves into the lives of a group of adolescent students discovering their sexual identities and desires as they rebel against the prevailing burdensome and restrictive societal norms. Under Sylvaine Strike’s visionary direction, this reimagined production expertly brings the gripping and emotional story to life as it explores complex themes such as self-discovery, repression, and the power of rebellion. Guest artists re-joining the LAMTA company will include the brilliant Francis Chouler and Natalie Robbie in multiple roles.

Says LAMTA Co-Founder Anton Luitingh, “As we remount the show in March, it is my hope that an increasing number of our younger generation will see this production, both to revel in the magic of live theatre but more specifically because of the way that Spring Awakening resonates with its profound relevance to young individuals and their parents and guardians today, highlighting the symbiosis between the two generations. We are immensely proud of the sterling audience and media responses to our Spring Awakening and thrilled to confirm that this production extension, courtesy of Pieter Toerien, will be taking place at his beautiful venues – Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town and Montecasino in Johannesburg.”

LAMTA (Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy) turned 5 this year and Spring Awakening, starring their own students, graduates and guest artists Francis Chouler and Natalie Robbie, marked the Academy’s first book musical and Strike’s first foray into musical theatre directing. Outstanding creatives on the show include Musical Director Amy Campbell, Resident Director Anton Luitingh, Choreographers Naoline Quinzin and Anna Olivier (with oversight by Duane Alexander); Set, Costume and Lighting Designer Niall Griffin, Intimacy Co-ordinator Natalie Fisher, and Sound Designer David Classen.

Booking for the 2024 Spring Awakening season at Theatre on the Bay in March 2024 has opened at Webtickets and tickets can also be booked through 0214383301.

Please note that Spring Awakening contains mature themes, partial nudity, sexual situations as well as explicit language.

Booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Search.aspx?search=spring

No persons under 13.

Peter Schaffer’s AMADEUS

8 March – 7 April at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre

12 April – 18 May at Theatre On The Bay

Gloucester Productions is thrilled to present a 2024 staging of Peter Schaffer’s classic text AMADEUS in Johannesburg (at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino theatre) and then in Cape Town (at Theatre on the Bay).

This Tony award winning play was first staged in 1979 and has had numerous productions  presented all over the world since then.  In addition,  there was an  Oscar award winning movie made in 1984.

This thrilling drama has all the elements:  Suspense, comedy, rousing music and great characters.

In the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical symphonist of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition, to be a great melodist. Mozart, however, is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: Genius.This is Salieri’s passionate telling of his act of vengeance in response to Mozart!

Peter Schaffer has given us a gripping, intriguing study of the roots of envy and the haphazard nature of genius.

AMADEUS  is brimming with gloriously evocative text and soaring snatches of Mozart’s music and promises to be a vivid theatrical occasion.

Award winning director – Geoff Hyland – takes the helm of Amadeus.

His production team include: Illka Louw with costume design, Oliver Hauser with lighting, Gideon Lombard working on the sound design and Nadine Minnaar constructing the scenic elements.

Two time Fleur du Cap Best actor winner – Alan Committie – heads up the cast playing Antonio Salieri.

The rest of the cast to be announced shortly.

The production runs at Montecasino from the 8 of March to the 7 April and then moves to Theatre on the Bay from the 12 of April to the 18 of May.

Bookings are now open and can be made through Webtickets or by calling Montecasino on 011 5111988 or Theatre On The Bay on 021 4383300

Booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/search.aspx?search=amadeus

VR Theatrical presents
Lewis Carroll’s
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
11 July – 28 July
Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre – Main Stage

Perfect FUN for the whole FAMILY!!

South Africa’s FAVOURITE Hilarious HYPNOTIST is BACK on our Studio Stage at Monte from 4 December!

Perfect FUN for the whole family!

ANDRE the HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST

Tickets on sale now at Webtickets