It is the month October, the most beautiful month of the year as per the description of the very well-known poem that describes this period as South Africa blooms in Spring splendour throughout. Thus, taking our que from the month we at Artscape will be hosting some of the most beautiful production including celebrating some of our country’s legends including the inimitable Dr Madosini, our country’s iconic custodian of the preservation of isiXhosa classical instruments, as well as our own local songstress of Jazz, Sylvia Mdunelwya.
More indigenous renditions will abound as the Ndlovu Youth Choir is set to perform their first ever local headline tour.
Drama will unfold in Betrayal, a critically acclaimed play written in 1978 by Nobel prize recipient, Harold Pinter that won an Olivier award in 1979 for Best New Play in the West End.
October heralds spring too, and we have a host of New Voices about to bloom on our stages.
A collaboration between Artscape, Suidoosterfees and the City of Cape Town the New Voices programme presents the poetic dance drama, Maanskyn en Dorings, among others, that centres on the bitter-sweet exploration of love and loss in the often roller coaster realities of mental illness, womanhood and humaneness.
Meanwhile the ever-popular Lunch Hour Concerts returns. The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra will perform rousing works including Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila a Hungarian Dance by Brahms among others. Bring your lunch and enjoy these tunes while tucking into your lunch.
As a cultural institution that prides itself as a theatre for all, the Mr Gay World 2022 will see some of Earth most eligible gay men seeking to be crowned as ambassadors for LGBTQIA+ and human rights.
All this and more at the theatre of choice.