MARC EUGENE LOTTERING

Theatre On The Bay from 25 September to 5 October, 2024.

MARC EUGENE LOTTERING is Lottering’s newest stand-up show.  And yes, that really is his second name.

In this show, Lottering shares his findings on where he thinks his colourful family tree stems from.  As is to be expected, his viewpoints are hilariously outrageous after his mom, when he was little, promised him that they were all originally “blonde German-Caribbeans”.

Lottering is one of South Africa’s top comedians, having written 20 one-man shows and 3 smash hit musicals.  He has been nominated for, and received several prestigious theatre awards along the way.

This year, Lottering has been inducted into the Comics Choice Hall of Fame.

MARC EUGENE LOTTERING is not suitable for children.

Tickets at WEBTICKETS

In this English-Afrikaans bilingual production, Schwartz references this connection with Lloyd Webber in order to tell his own life’s story… stripped, raw, and vulnerable.

Dates: 22 – 26, May 2024 at Theatre on The Bay.

In ‘Any Dream Will Do – My Pad Met Webber’, André Schwartz 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.

Schwartz’s Mother, who had a substantial influence on his life is quoted as saying: “Weave your coat and create a tapestry of colours, let it shine as brightly as you want it to; dream whatever you want, even if dreams and reality become indistinguishable. You decide your own truth, but always remember your way home.”

Home is where the truth lies for André. Varying between moments when his coat shone vividly becoming the first Phantom in South Africa with Lloyd Webber’s seal of approval, to moments where every hint of colour faded from his coat, upon receiving a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease.

The narrative as well as songs, such as Any Dream will Do, You must love Me, Music of the Night, No Matter What, Memory and Send in the Clowns, weave together forming a unit that places this piece firmly in the genre of pure theatre. If you are expecting a “lounge music” version of any of these favourites, then you are coming to the wrong show.

Send in the Clowns is the only song in the production that is not written by Lloyd Webber. “I marvel at the insolence of young artists who think they have owned the right to interpret this song. Their waltz with time is brimming with life. Whereas we, from whom youth has deserted, realise the ultimate clown”, says Schwartz.

The songs are presented unguarded, stripped and shamelessly honest – as is Schwartz’s life story.

The show moves between moments of immense pain experienced by the artist, to exalted moments of hope and inspiration – the key message of the show.

Humour is omnipresent and razor-sharp – very often self-deprecating.

Directed by Matthew Counihan.

Musical direction by Bryan Schimmel, with Dawid Boverhoff on piano and Mauritz Lotz on guitar.

Wednesday, 22 May at 7:30pm

Thursday, 23 May at 7:30pm

Friday, 24 May at 7:30pm

Saturday, 25 May at 3pm

Saturday, 25 May at 7:30pm

Sunday, 26 May at 2:30pm

Tickets available from Webtickets or the Theatre On The Bay box-office on (021) 438-3301.

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

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