Women are the flavour of the month and this is reflected in some of the high-energy shows around Cape Town this August:
- Stand-up Comedy: Women don’t do stand-up like men, they approach it with much more finesse, which is why ‘Cracks and the City’ Part 2 is going to rock your boat. At the Baxter from 1-13 August, MCd by Marianne Thamm.
- Street Entertainment: Hip Hop Kaslam is at the Baxter for one night only on 27 August. It brings Xhosa street slang and hip hop to the stage with music and singing, featuring a jam-packed programme led by local legends. Get out of your comfort zone and give this a chance at a mere R30 per ticket.
- Caveman Comedy: People are coming for a second or third time to see Defending the Caveman at Theatre on the Bay . This hilarious comedy highlights the differences between the sexes and primitive behaviour of the modern-day Caveman. Alan Committie won’t fail to make you laugh.
- Shakespeare (with a twist): Having just premiered at the Grahamstown Arts Festival, “SHAKESPEARE’S R&J brings Romeo and Juliet into the lives of boarding school pupils, who discover an illicit copy of the play and start acting it out. It has all the energy of youth learning the lessons of love the hard way. At the Fugard Theatre until 20 August.
- Stage Rock: ‘Girls Wanna Rock’ features a scorching hot, all-girl cast who will ignite the stage, shatter guitars and get you rocking at the Barnyard Theatre, Willowbridge. On now until 28 August.
And here’s what you missed because it’s sold out: Swan Lake in all its glory, with white tutus fluttering all over the place, at the Artscape Opera House from 19 – 26 August. This is ballet at its best and it’s sold out!