LUNGS by Duncan McMillan

– From 7 – 24 February, 2024 at Theatre On The Bay.

The Quickening Theatre company and Gloucester Productions are thrilled to present Duncan MacMillan [1]’s West End hit play LUNGS, which has been produced worldwide to great acclaim.

Duncan MacMillan’s LUNGS at Theatre On The Bay from 7 – 24 February, 2024.

Dates: 7 – 24 February, 2024

Venue: Theatre On The Bay

Performance times: Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7:30pm, with Saturday matinees at 3pm.

Age restriction: 13 (Themes & language).

Do we? Can we? Should we? A young urban couple consider whether or not to have a child in today’s toxic and insecure environment, beset by global warming and political unrest.

What unfolds is a dazzling rollercoaster ride through a shared lifetime.

Fiercely funny, disarmingly honest and heartbreakingly poignant, LUNGS is a love story for our generation, for whom uncertainty and chaos is a way of life.

The play is directed by Bianca Amato, with Jazzara Jaslyn and Sanda Shandu as the couple in question.

Designed by Patrick Curtis.

(Image) Jazzara Jaslyn and Sanda Shandu star in LUNGS, directed by Bianca Amato, at Theatre On The Bay (Photo: Claude Barnardo).

Tickets available from Webtickets, or the theatre box-office on (021) 438-3301.

Booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1538781115&performanceday=01-FEB-2024#EventTicketPanel_divCalendar

Images by Claude Barnardo.

MORE ABOUT THE CAST:

Jazzara Jaslyn:

Jazzara Jaslyn is a theatre, film and television actress born and based in Cape Town, South Africa.

She graduated from UCT in 2014 with a BA in Theatre and Performance. A promising theatre career ensued, including a tour of the stage adaption of Fatal Attraction where she played the complex lead role of Alex Forrest.

Jazzara made her debut feature film role as Olympia in Warner Brothers’ A Cinderella Story. She has since portrayed notable roles on screen including Jane Swann in Professionals (Brendan Fraser, Dir. Ciaran Donnelly, Bharat Nalluri) and Miranda Hugo in Mnet’s Lioness.

She has a deep passion for exploring the human condition which has now manifested in her creating her own work as a director and writer.

Dancing and singing is another expression she loves, be it in the lounge or on stage. Travelling fills her with the most joy and inspiration, diving into foreign cultures and new ways of thinking.

Sanda Shandu:

Born in Durban and raised in Newcastle KZN, Sanda Shandu is a Cape Town based actor, voice artist and musician.

Whilst being a classically trained vocalist and pianist, Sanda studied at UCT and completed a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics and Organisational Psychology in 2015. With his heart still set on performing, it wasn’t long after his studies that he landed his first professional stage role in The Fugard Theatre’s Orpheus in Africa as ‘Richard Collins’ in 2015. ​

2017 brought about more work at The Fugard Theatre where he landed a role in South Africa’s legendary hit musical King Kong as menacingly smooth gangster, “Lucky Lukasi”, which earned him his first Fleur du Cap and Naledi awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. He received another Fleur du Cap nomination for his supporting roles as ‘Richmond/Dorset’ in Richard III  at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in 2019 and another for his supporting role in The Unlikely Secret Agent.

On screen you can see him in Netflix’s The Kissing Booth as “Randy”. He starred in South African neo-noir TV series Skemerdans as ‘Charlie’ and murder mystery series Donkerbos as detective ‘Tsedza Tshivenga’. South African movies Mlungu Wam (2021) as ‘Stuart’ and in 1960 (2022) as ‘Tshepo’.

Back on stage, he reprised the role of “Nick” in the 60th Anniversary of world acclaimed play ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ at the end of 2022 at Theatre on the Bay and Montecasino which earned him a nomination at both Fleur du Cap and Naledi Theatre Awards.

(Image) Jazzara Jaslyn and Sanda Shandu star in LUNGS, directed by Bianca Amato, at Theatre On The Bay (Photo: Claude Barnardo).

 

Alan Committie

Is back and he is

FAST AND (reasonably) FURIOUS!

 

South African stand-up comedy Hall-of-Famer, Alan Committie, returns for a laugh-filled start to 2024. He appears at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre in Joburg with his latest, brand new stand up show: FAST AND REASONABLY FURIOUS!

 

Displaying his lighting fast wit coupled with his madcap phyisicality and renowned crowd engagement, this is Committie screeching his way across the stage with high octane, Vin-diesel fueled laughs for the post-holiday season.

 

What to expect?

A flipchart filled with flagrantly flippant fun facts.

Johan van der Walt exptemporizing about eggs and chickens

Rants and ruminations around Coronations, World Cup fever, Artificial Intelligence and so much more….

 

In addition, Committie is throwing in an interval. For free. Twenty minutes of time that you can use in any way you choose. No questions asked. If you choose not to leave the theatre auditorium during the interval period then your twenty minutes will be tranfered to your eBucks account and can be used to purchase hopes and dreams at your nearest SPAR.*

 

If you want to unwind after another 12 months of stressful survival then this is the release, relief and roucous night that you are looking for.

Perfect entertainemnt for your whole family (except that one uncle that nobody likes….do NOT invite him. For everyone’s sake)

 

Directed by Fleur du Cap Lifetime achievement winner Christopher Weare and designed by tequila sipping daytime achievement runner up Niall Griffin.

 

Alan Committie – faster than Cheslin Kolbe and yet the physique of Ox Nche….. A comedy prop who’s quite good at winging it!

“The hills are alive, with the sound of music…”

Presented by Pieter Toerien, with Cape Town Opera, The Sound Of Music returns to South Africa in 2023/4. 

The world’s most loved musical returns to South Africa this December!

Pieter Toerien, with Cape Town Opera, presents the much-anticipated revival tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein‘s classic musical, The Sound Of Music.

Performances begin at the Artscape Opera House on 14 December 2023; the show is the perfect holiday treat for the entire family.

Johannesburg theatre fans will soon after have an opportunity to revel in this full-scale musical masterpiece, from 27 January 2024 at The Teatro at Montecasino.

“Of all the shows we have presented over the years, The Sound Of Music remains in the top five most requested shows by our audience. We are thrilled to be able to present this wonderful show to a whole new generation of musical fans”, says Toerien.

The Sound Of Music marks the 11th and final collaboration between legendary lyricists Rodgers & Hammerstein, and features a treasure trove of popular show tunes, including ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Edelweiss’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’, and many more.

The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Von Trapp, follows a young nun in-training who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

The original stage production won six Tony awards, including Best Musical, and was then adapted into the five-time Oscar-winning film, which went on to become the most-successful movie musical of all time.

Directed by Steven Stead, this new production, with sumptuous sets and costumes, and songs that will stay with you long after the curtain comes down, will be a stellar theatrical event.

Bookings now open at webtickets.co.za

Booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/search.aspx?search=The+Sound+Of+Music

Group bookings:

For Cape Town group bookings email dean@theatreonthebay.co.za

For Johannesburg group bookings email geraldine@montetheatre.co.za

Media Enquiries:

For Cape Town media enquiries contact dean@theatreonthebay.co.za

For Johannesburg media enquiries contact mark@montetheatre.co.za