Abrahamse And Meyer Summer Season Of World Theatre Continues At Artscape

The Abrahamse and Meyer Summer Season of World Theatre launched in November with a highly acclaimed production of Yukio Mishima’s The Lady Aoi.

This February the season continues with an exciting repertory of two Tennessee Williams’ classics,

A Streetcar Named Desire and One Arm. Followed, in March, by the world premiere of a daring, new South African play, Contested Bodies or Doctor James Barry, Lord Charles Somerset and I.


For only R600, theatre lovers can purchase season tickets, to see all three plays in the season, at one low price.

To book season tickets please contact the Artscape Box-Office:

Artscape Dial-A-Seat: 021 421 7695

Box-Office Enquiries: 021 421 7839

Mondays to Fridays: 09:00 – 17:00

Saturdays: 09:00 – 12:30


This offer is valid until 31 January 2022

The plays in the 2021/22 Summer Season of World Theatre are:




One of the most important and influential plays of the 20th century, A Streetcar Named Desire, transformed modern drama and confirmed Tennessee Williams’ reputation as the greatest poet/playwright of the American stage.


Now, in celebration of the play’s 75th anniversary, Abrahamse and Meyer Productions bring a radical, revisionist twist to this iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning play in a searing new production that is bound to turn up the heat in this already scorching play.  Streetcar traces the descent into madness of Blanche DuBois, a genteel Southern Belle from Mississippi, who has fallen on hard-times and ends up, destitute, in New Orleans, living with her sister, Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski.



Fiona Ramsay as Blanche DuBois

with Marcel Meyer, Melissa Haiden, and Matthew Baldwin

Directed by Fred Abrahamse

Artscape Theatre

2 – 12 February 2022

A Streetcar Named Desire Booking link:






Abrahamse & Meyer’s critically acclaimed stage adaption of Tennessee Williams’ haunting

short-story, One Arm returns to the Artscape Arena to play in repertory with A Streetcar Named Desire prior to both productions touring the USA.


In this “dark poem whose theme is the prevalence of mutilations among us all”,  Williams endowed a tragic character of mythic proportion with a metaphor that often surfaces in his work – a capricious, if fateful, physical defect, manifests as a disfigurement of the soul.


With Marcel Meyer and Matthew Baldwin

Directed by Fred Abrahamse

Artscape Arena

9 – 19 February 2022

One Arm Booking link:





The flinging of human excrement by political activists, Chumani Maxwele, at the statue of British Imperialist, Cecil John Rhodes on 9 March 2015, became a watershed moment in how South Africans respond and relate to the trauma of our colonial past.

In their “outrage for the stage” Abrahamse and Meyer do some faeces flinging of their own in an outrageous entertainment that is likely to be the most controversial and contested play of the year.


With Marcel Meyer, Matthew Baldwin & Lungile Lallie

Directed by Fred Abrahamse

Artscape Arena

16 March – 2 April 2022

ADULTS ONLY – strictly no under 18s. SLNVPS. Contains scenes with

strong language, partial male nudity, violence, prejudice, and simulated sex


Contested Bodies Booking link:



Book your tickets for all productions via Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets, Artscape

Dial-a-Seat 021421 7695 or Computicket online.  Discounts are available for students/scholars, pensioners and block bookings of 10 or more direct from Artscape Box Office. Call 021 421 7839 or Artscape Dial-Seat 021 421 7695.


NOTE : Tickets range from R125-R380 and sold in pairs. For 1, 3 or 5 tickets please book via the Artscape Box Office or Artscape Dial-a- Seat during office hours.