Tag Archives: Market Theatre

Will the new development in Newtown help to revitalize the area?

  In 2011 the old potato sheds behind the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg were demolished to make way for the first major retail and leisure investment in the city for a while.  Planned as a mixed-use node it is being developed by  Atterbury Property,  facilitated by the Johannesburg Property Company and the Johannesburg Development […]

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Two plays due to open at Market theatre on 21st August

As I have never seen it, I’m really looking forward to Athol Fugard’s Blue Iris due to open at the Market on 21st August.  It’s directed by Janice Honeyman with Graham Weir, Lee-Ann van Rooi and Claire Berlein.   Described in the press release: Set in Fugard’s beloved Karoo, this tender story revolves around the gradual […]

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No shortage of theatre fare during these winter months – world class productions on offer

There are so many excellent and varied productions on offer over the next 6 weeks.  With a wide choice from ballet to comedy to drama, our theatres offer excellent value and first class productions.  Make the most of what’s on offer: Jonathan Roxmouth (of recent Phantom fame) plays 15 characters as he revisits Gilbert and Sullivan in […]

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Little Foot at the Market Theatre

  Craig Higginson’s new play Little Foot has attracted lukewarm reviews.   Set in the Cradle of Humankind and taking its name from the almost complete skeleton found by Ron Clarke’s paleoanthropological team, Higginson’s play was commissioned by the National Theatre, London for its 2012 Connections Festival.  It comes to the Market Theatre directly from the Grahamstown […]

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What’s on at Joburg’s theatres?

The title of the play showing at the Main Market Theatre  is self explanatory : Kwela Bafana: A night in a 50’s Shebeen directed by Sibikwa Art Centre founders Phyllis Klotz and Smal Ndaba, is a musical runs at the Market Theatre until 24 June, with tickets ranging between R75 and R160.And a nice touch […]

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